The Astros plan to send top prospect Alex Bregman and outfield prospect Teoscar Hernandez to Triple-A Fresno following Tuesday’s Texas League All-Star Game, where both will play representing the Corpus Christi Hooks.
Astros right-hander Doug Fister will square off against Royals righty Ian Kennedy on Sunday in the finale of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.
There was no doubt. Jose Altuve was going for a triple. That’s all that stood between him and the cycle when he came to bat in the sixth inning in the Astros’ 13-5 win on Saturday night.
A.J. Reed is still awaiting his first hit in the big leagues, but his Major League debut in the Astros’ 13-5 win over the Royals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium was certainly eventful.
After getting hit by a pitch on his wrist last year and missing two months of the season, Astros outfielder George Springer exacted some revenge on Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Jose Altuve homered in a four-hit night and drove in three runs, and the Astros bolted to a huge early lead for the second straight game in a 13-5 victory over the Royals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.
While about 20 members of his family and friends made the six-hour drive from his hometown of Terre Haute, Ind., to Kauffman Stadium to see his Major League debut on Saturday, Astros prospect A.J. Reed said he was ready for the challenge at the next level.
George Springer had three hits and drove in five runs, and the Astros blitzed Royals starter Edinson Volquez for nine runs in the first inning in cruising to a 13-4 victory on Friday night.
As Royals right-hander Chris Young takes the mound against the Astros on Saturday, all eyes will be on left field. After injuring his right wrist just over a month ago, left fielder Alex Gordon will likely make his return in the middle game of the set at Kauffman Stadium.
The Astros’ bullpen doesn’t feature huge names like Aroldis Chapman or Craig Kimbrel, but what they do have is a unit that performs from top to bottom. With the lowest walk rate of any bullpen in decades, Houston’s relievers are a big part of the team’s success.
Royals manager Ned Yost, who will be tasked with picking five pitchers and two position players for the American League for next month’s All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, is no stranger to Astros reliever Will Harris, who entered Friday’s series opener with a 0.83 ERA and six saves in 32 appearances.