Houston Astros

Historic pace not fazing red-hot Astros
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With Thursday’s 12-9 win over the A’s at the Coliseum, the Astros secured a four-game sweep and became the first Major League team to reach the 50-win benchmark in 2017.

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Springer day to day with left hand contusion
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Astros leadoff man George Springer exited Thursday’s contest against the A’s after being hit by a pitch on the left hand from Oakland right-hander Jesse Hahn during the game’s first plate appearance.

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Musgrove faces King Felix in opener
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Felix Hernandez is set to return to Safeco Field on Friday night as the Mariners open a three-game set against the Astros, who will arrive in the Pacific Northwest with the Majors’ best record.

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Astros win race to 50 victories, sweep A's
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The Astros won their 50th game of the season on Thursday afternoon, holding off an A’s rally for a 12-9 victory to complete a four-game sweep at Oakland Coliseum.

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Tommy John surgery ends Gustave's season
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Astros reliever Jandel Gustave underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday morning in Houston, and is expected to be out until 2018.

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Coming off first win, Paulino set to face A's
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Coming off his first career win in his last start, Astros right-hander David Paulino will start Thursday’s series finale against righty Jesse Hahn and the A’s.

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Fiers stays hot, pitches Astros past A's
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The Astros won their ninth straight game played at the Coliseum on Wednesday night, using a sixth-inning rally and a strong start from right-hander Mike Fiers to beat the A’s, 5-1.

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Correa does it all with HR, defense, smarts
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Astros shortstop Carlos Correa might make the headlines for his eye-popping numbers and showstopping defensive plays, but he also does little things that can make a big difference, too.

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Martes bends, doesn't break to earn 2nd win
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Astros starter Francis Martes went 5 2/3 innings against the A’s on Tuesday night, allowing three runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out four on 75 pitches. The Astros gave him a five-run cushion in the first and won, 8-4, at the Coliseum.

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McCullers set to return Saturday vs. Seattle
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Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. is expected to return from the disabled list and start Saturday in Seattle, manager A.J. Hinch announced Tuesday in Oakland.

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Fiers looks to keep rolling vs. Oakland
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Two pitchers who haven’t lost in a while will face off in Oakland when the Astros face the A’s on Wednesday night at the Coliseum. For the Astros, right-hander Mike Fiers has been on a roll recently, going 3-0 in his last four starts, while A’s lefty Sean Manaea saw his career-best five-start winning streak […]

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Astros' five-run first inning holds up vs. A's
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The Astros tagged right-hander A’s Sonny Gray for five runs in the first inning, holding on for an 8-4 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday evening to take the first two games of a four-game series.

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