• First pitch: Astros begin first road series this season vs. Rangers

    Summary of 13 articles · Updated Jul 7, 2013
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    • Astros offer no apologies for aggressive ways after loss to Rangers

      ARLINGTON — Bo Porter is not going to apologize. He wants the game played his way. He requires smart hitting, smooth fielding and aggressive baserunning. The Astros failed in all three areas during critical moments Sunday. And even after his team had en…
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    • First pitch: Bedard takes ball as Astros go for series win vs. Rangers; Berkman on DL

      ARLINGTON — Courtesy of a strong 9-5 victory Saturday, the Astros can take a three-game series against the Rangers with a win Sunday during a 2:05 p.m. game at Rangers Ballpark. Veteran lefthander Erik Bedard (3-4, 4.59 ERA) will face righty Justin Grim…
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    • Castro’s long ball leads Astros to victory over Rangers

      ARLINGTON – The first-time All-Star was a one-game hero. Jason Castro’s 427-foot, three-run home run to deep right-center field in the seventh inning Saturday was a game-changer for the Astros, who powered past the Rangers 9-5 during an American League …
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    • First pitch: Rangers’ Darvish doesn’t take day off vs. Astros

      ARLINGTON — How tough has Rangers righthander Yu Darvish been to hit for the Astros this season? Manager Bo Porter — somewhat jokingly — asked a reporter if they could take Darvish to dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, just before a 6:15 p.m. start at Ranger…
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    • Astros’ slumping bats seal loss to Rangers, send club back to cellar

      ARLINGTON — While Lucas Harrell was getting hammered, the Astros couldn’t even make a dent. Players that spent pregame interviews acknowledging their 1-9 lineup had been off target the last two weeks — overswinging, hitting as individuals instead of as …
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    • Astros report: Rivalry with Rangers will come in time

      ARLINGTON – The Astros entered Friday just 1-5 against the Rangers and hadn’t defeated their in-state rival since a March 31 season-opener at Minute Maid Park. Friday marked the first time the Astros played at Rangers Ballpark this season. While the sta…
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  • Soria, Burns are key as Rangers edge Astros

    Ron Washington didn't waste time breaking in Joakim Soria and Cory Burns. The two joined the Rangers on Sunday and gave their manager two key shutdown innings in a 5-4 win over the Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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  • Extra inning: Maxwell raps, Castro shines, Elmore smiles as Astros finally down Rangers

    ARLINGTON — Dr. Dre and 1990s rap music blasted through the Astros’ clubhouse. Justin Maxwell took the lead while his teammates filled in, tossing out rhymes as heads nodded and shirt buttons were fastened. The Astros have collected just 32 victories in…
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  • Castro selected as All-Star Game reserve

    ARLINGTON — In two years, the Astros hope to field a confident, talented team loaded with young professionals whose value on the field is rivaled by their passion for the game they play. Catcher Jason Castro is one of the few current Astros who meets th…
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  • Astros’ All-Stars through the years

    Jason Castro will represent the Astros at Citi Field in New York for the 2013 All-Star Game.
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