• Meanwhile, back on the field, the Astros are still playing baseball

    Summary of 31 articles · Updated May 23, 2013
    It was the Astros being the Astros, they said. The Astros don’t just appear to be playing better baseball. They are. The Astros have only won three of 14 series this season. Even worse for the Astros, the Astros bullpen couldn’t protect the three-run lead they inherited. And we look forward to hosting the kids and their families at Astros games and providing clinics and other special events with our players, alumni and Astros Foundation staff throughout the year. “ “ “ “ “ “ Reid Ryan, the CEO of Ryan Sanders Baseball, which operates minor league clubs in Round Rock and Corpus Christi, becomes the second generation of the Ryan family in Astros colors and the second generation of the family in baseball management. The second hurt replacement second baseman Jake Elmore’s back, allowed Russell Martin’s easily catchable pop fly to safely fall to the ground and provided the already struggling Astros with their toughest loss of the season via a 5-4 heartbreaker to the Pirates on Friday at PNC Park courtesy of an E-9.
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    • Astros take series behind Lyles' solid outing

      J.D. Martinez hit a two-run home run and starter Jordan Lyles allowed six hits and one run to lead the Astros to a 3-1 win over the Royals at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.
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    • Extra inning: Improved starting pitching keys Astros’ turnaround

      The Astros are 19 games under .500 and 16 games behind the first-place Rangers in the American League West. The Astros are also 4-3 in their last seven contests and won their fourth series of the season Wednesday, courtesy of a 3-1 victory against Kansa…
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    • Royals rally on Astros’ relievers to seal victory

      Box score Downplaying the need for the two extra days of rest he received, Bud Norris had defiantly insisted his back was fine leading up to his start Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. His back isn’t fine, though. The Royals, who plated the go-ahead ru
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    • Jose Cruz to announce Astros’ first pick in upcoming draft

      On the same day Larry Dierker was named a special assistant to president of business operations Reid Ryan, the Astros announced that Jose Cruz will represent the team at the 2013 draft next month. Cruz will announce the Astros’ first pick. “It’s my
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    • On first day, Ryan gets up to speed with Astros

      Monday, the first official day on the job for new Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan, included mundane tasks like getting the keys to the building, finding his office and getting his computer set up. He also wasted no time in rolling up h…
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    • Astros show signs of being competitive despite losing record

      PITTSBURGH — Before his club’s fifth shutout in 44 games and a tight 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park, Astros manager Bo Porter showed extra interest in a reporter’s question. While the Astros’ upside-down record didn’t show any on-
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    • First pitch: Cedeno, McCutchen scratched as Astros try to take series from Pirates

      PITTSBURGH - The Astros and Pirates will be shorthanded for a three-game series finale that starts at 12:35 CT Sunday at PNC Park. Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen (sore right knee) was a late scratch, while the Astros’ Ronny Cedeno (sinus infection) w
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    • Close call: Astros pull out victory vs. Bucs in the 11th

      Catcher Jason Castro scored the game-winner when he slid past the tag attempt of Pirates catcher Russell Martin on a fielder's choice by Matt Dominguez to give the Astros a hard-fought 4-2 win at PNC Park.
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    • Paredes is the epitome of the 2013 Astros

      PITTSBURGH — Jimmy Paredes is the 2013 Astros. Young, energetic and somewhat promising. Unproven, unsteady and not quite ready for prime time. Paredes and his rebuilding club became a cruel baseball punchline late Friday. Slowed-down TV highlights and d
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    • Astros notch extra-inning win in Pittsburgh

      PITTSBURGH — For the first time in 27 games, the Astros fought back and claimed a victory this season when they trailed after seven innings. They did it with National League-style small ball. Matt Dominguez’s ground out on a fielder’s choice scored
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    • Extra inning: Astros again forced to pay for youth, inexperience at key positions

      PITTSBURGH - Jordan Lyles’ best start of the season was wasted. The Astros’ 4-1 sixth-inning lead was trashed. A rebuilding club that began the year blurring the lines of baseball reality by fielding a team with a $21 million payroll was again remin
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    • Astros lose again, tied for worst record in league

      Astros lose again, tied for worst record in league
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    • Reid Ryan introduced as Astros president

      Reid Ryan's tenure as president of the Astros began Friday, when Houston announced that the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan would take over the role vacated by George Postolos.
    • Quarterly report: After 41 games, Astros off to worst start in team history

      At 11-30, the Astros are on pace for a 43-119 season, the third consecutive 100-loss finish for the team. See how this year’s team compares at 41 games (roughly one-fourth of the season) to the last two: 2011 Wins-Losses: 15-26 Batting average: .260 ERA
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    • Reid Ryan straight from the Astros’ reconstruction playbook

      The Reid Ryan hire is straight from the Astros’ reconstruction playbook. Young, fresh, new faces with enthusiasm, vigor, initiative and energy form the nucleus of the next generation of the Houston Astros. This approach has carried through the baseball
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  • The Astros could surely use Kevin Gausman. Just sayin’

    The Astros could use Kevin Gausman, but he’ll make his major league debut Wednesday for the Orioles. Instead, Houston hopes Carlos Correa becomes the marquee shortstop the organization has never had. Correa was taken first in the 2012 draft and Gausman
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  • First pitch: Reid Ryan era gets started

    The Astros’ Reid Ryan era officially got underway Monday, three days after the eldest son of Nolan Ryan was introduced as the club’s new president of baseball operations. Ryan spent the weekend at his home in Georgetown, so Monday was his first full d
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  • Astros’ bats go on mute in series finale against Pirates

    Box score PITTSBURGH — Lucas Harrell did his job. The Astros’ batters didn’t. While the club’s No. 2 starter hurled seven innings of four-hit ball in a series finale, the Astros failed to score a single run in a 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Sunday i
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    • First pitch: Astros play first interleague series of season against Pirates

      PITTSBURGH - The Astros return to the National League for a three-game interleague series against the Pirates. Astros righthander Jordan Lyles (1-1, 8.36 ERA) faces Pittsburgh righty Jeanmar Gomez (2-0, 2.28) in a 6:05 p.m CT contest at PNC Park. The As
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    • Former NL Astros learn how to hit again vs. Pirates

      PITTSBURGH — It’s been more than seven months since an Astros pitcher swung a bat in a meaningful game and just as long since the first-year American League club played a National League team. The droughts will end Friday against the Pirates, a longti
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  • Astros team with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to renovate youth baseball fields

    The Astros Foundation partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for a good cause Saturday, encouraging area youth to get involved with baseball. Astros owner Jim Crane, center fielder Justin Maxwell, former player Jose Cruz and other members of…
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  • The Astros Lost On A Moronic Walk-Off Error

    "Looks like we're going to extra innings." That's what Greg Brown, the Pirates' TV broadcaster, said as soon as Russell Martin made contact on this fly ball to shallow right-center. But Brown should have known better. Because it ain't over til…
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  • Astros’ error in ninth yields walk-off win for Pirates

    Box score PITTSBURGH — The Astros’ makeshift outfield fell apart in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and the bases loaded. Facing a 3-2 count, the Pirates’ Russell Martin blooped a high pop fly into shallow right field. Second baseman Ja
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  • Astros and Rangers could play in San Antonio exhibition

    New Astros president Reid Ryan said Friday that Ryan-Sanders Baseball hopes to continue its “Big League Weekend” in San Antonio next year and that the 2014 game could feature the Rangers and Astros. The Rangers and Padres, who have a farm team in San
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  • Astros plan to purchase Corpus Christi franchise

    The Astros have agreed to a letter of intent to purchase the Corpus Christi Hooks minor league baseball team. The Hooks are the Astros Class AA affiliate. The franchise had been owned by the Ryan Sanders Baseball company. New Astros president Reid Ryan …
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