• Astros finalize 25-man roster; purchase contracts of Ankiel, Bedard

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Apr 2, 2013
    Source: chron.com
    • Revived Rick Ankiel begins to lead rebuilding Astros on, off field

      As the media converged upon Rick Ankiel’s empty locker late Sunday, the new Astros outfielder embraced the noise and mouthed the words. “Started from the bottom, now we’re here. Started from the bottom now, now the whole team here,” Ankiel softly
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    • Erik Bedard gets save: Houston Astros’ fifth starter goes final 3 1/3 innings opening night

      The Houston Astros obviously are going to do things differently now that they're in American League. On opening day, they used one of their starting pitchers to get the save. Erik Bedard, whose turn in the rotation isn't scheduled to come until next wee…
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    • Extra inning: Ankiel makes a memory, Bedard finds relief, Crane observes

      As soon as Rick Ankiel saw the ball lift toward right field, he knew his connection was true. “To myself I’m like, ‘I got that. This is going to happen,’ ” said Ankiel, whose three-run sixth-inning homer off Rangers reliever Derek Lowe gave the
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