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  • Astros ride early lead to 6-5 victory versus Braves

    Astros ride early lead to 6-5 victory versus Braves

    chron.com Updated Mar 2, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Carlos Pena entered Saturday’s game against Atlanta with just three hits and one RBI in 14 spring training at-bats. The Astros’ designated hitter took a step forward during a 6-5 victory against the Braves. Pena belted a first-inni
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  • Altuve bobblehead, Orbit bobblebelly highlight Astros’ 2013 giv…

    Altuve bobblehead, Orbit bobblebelly highlight Astros’ 2013 giveaways

    chron.com Mar 2, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A Jose Altuve bobblehead (April 20) and Orbit bobblebelly (June 20) highlight the Astros’ scheduled 2013 in-season giveaways. The Astros released Saturday a tentative list of promotions. Schedule 3/31      Schedule Magnet (Unite
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  • Martinez, Pena go deep for first time this spring

    Martinez, Pena go deep for first time this spring

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    Right fielder J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in a four-run outburst in the fourth inning that lifted the Astros to a 6-5 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at windswept Osceola County Stadium. Martinez and Carlos Pena hit their first spring ho…
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  • Astros manager Porter reunites with Fredi Gonzalez

    Astros manager Porter reunites with Fredi Gonzalez

    chron.com Mar 2, 2013
    The simple story is Bo Porter so wowed Astros management during a series of interviews last year that selecting him as the guide for the club’s 2013 entry into the American League ultimately became a no-brainer. The real truth is the fiery Porter doesnâ
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  • Astros’ White high on confidence after ‘frustrating’ 2012 Rocki…

    Astros’ White high on confidence after ‘frustrating’ 2012 Rockies season

    chron.com Mar 2, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Even Alex White acknowledged it. White won’t publicly disparage the Colorado organization. But he was willing to say the 2012 Rockies were a “bad situation” for him, for the team and for a starting staff limited midway through th
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  • First day of Astros Classic ends with Cougars win

    First day of Astros Classic ends with Cougars win

    MLB.com Mar 2, 2013
    The Houston Cougars almost gave this one away. After a Cougars fielding error loaded the bases for Texas A&M in the bottom of the ninth with two outs in a one-run game, Chase Wellbrock struck out Troy Stein swinging to end the game. The preserved a …
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