Houston Astros

Astros promote Gurriel to Double-A
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Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel, who the Astros signed to a 4 1/2-year, $47.5 million contract on July 16, has been promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi, the team announced Monday. He’ll be in the lineup for the Hooks at home against Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday in what should be his last Minor League stop before reaching […]

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Astros understand importance of August games
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As October draws closer, the Astros, still battling back from a disappointing April as they seek the postseason, are starting to feel the pressure of important August games.

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McHugh eyeing return to win column in opener vs. Twins
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After wrapping up an important home series against the division-rival Rangers, the Astros head to Minneapolis for a four-game set with the Twins, starting Monday night at Target Field.

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Giles fans 4 in an inning against Rangers
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Ken Giles accomplished the unconventional feat of fanning four batters in one inning on Sunday, doing so in the ninth in the Astros’ series finale against the Rangers, an eventual 5-3 loss for Houston.

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Kemp makes immediate impact on busy day
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It’s been a wild 24 hours for rookie Tony Kemp, who made sparks fly in the Astros’ 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros rally, but fall to Rangers in 11th
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The Rangers, after missing on multiple opportunities to put the game away, scored two runs in the top of the 11th and held on for a 5-3 victory over the Astros on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

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Run prevention: Astros nail 2 at home
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While the Astros lost to the Rangers, 3-2, Saturday night, the game wouldn’t have been as close without some spectacular throws by right fielder George Springer and shortstop Carlos Correa.

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Astros place Rasmus on DL with ear issue
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The Astros on Sunday placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 15-day disabled list because of a right ear issue that’s plagued him for about a month. The club also recalled infielder Tony Kemp from Triple-A Fresno in time for the series finale against the Rangers.

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Bregman starting to pick it up at the plate
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While Astros rookie Alex Bregman has looked comfortable on defense since making his Major League debut on July 25, offense has been quite a different story.

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Scott throws 1st pitch as '86 Astros honored
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Thirty years after one of the best seasons in club history, the Astros honored their 1986 team by donning throwback uniforms and having Astros legend Mike Scott throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday’s game against the Rangers at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros handed a loss by first-place Rangers
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The American League West race is still up for grabs, but the Silver Boot Trophy has been decided.

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Musgrove faces Texas following stellar debut
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Astros right-hander Joe Musgrove makes his first career start as the American League West-rival Astros and Rangers complete their three-game series Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. The teams split the first two games of the series, and Texas holds a 6 1/2-game lead over Houston in the division.

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