• First pitch: Humber looks for first win, Astros seek repeat vs. Yankees

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 30, 2013
    Struggling righthander Philip Humber takes the mound for the Astros. Humber has allowed 15 runs and 18 hits in his last two starts, lasting just five combined innings. The Tigers have been informed the Astros’ starter is to be determined. The Astros’ opening-day right fielder prepares for each contest like he’ll receive at least four at-bats and nine innings in the field. Other days, Barnes knows a righthanded pitcher is on the mound, so he’ll assume he’s not in the starting lineup and wait until he’s told otherwise.
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  • Astros strand baserunners, fall to Yankees

    Yankees 7, Astros 4 NEW YORK — Sometimes Brandon Barnes walks straight toward the Astros’ locker-room door, runs his eyes up and down the lineup and searches for his name. Other days, Barnes knows a righthanded pitcher is on the mound, so he’ll prof
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