Houston Astros

Bregman: From slow start to fast and furious
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When Alex Bregman started his Major League career slowly — really slowly — Astros manager A.J. Hinch knew it was just a matter of time before his prized prospect started hitting. That time has come.

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Keuchel scratched with shoulder inflammation
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Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Indians with left shoulder inflammation, manager A.J. Hinch said prior to Monday’s game against the Indians.

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Astros add Stassi, Chapman to roster
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Max Stassi and Kevin Chapman joined the Astros on Monday to provide some depth in September.

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Fiers, Astros continue road trip in Cleveland on Labor Day
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The Astros continue their seven-game road swing in Cleveland on Monday at Progressive Field, sending right-hander Mike Fiers to the mound against the Indians, who counter with rookie right-hander Mike Clevinger.

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Altuve feels 'really good' day after hurting calf
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After Jose Altuve limped down the line running out his game-ending grounder Saturday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch moved the everyday second baseman to designated hitter as a precaution Sunday.

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Astros cool off Rangers, move 2 back of WC
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George Springer hit a leadoff home run off Yu Darvish as the Astros held on for a 7-6 win in Sunday’s series finale at Globe Life Park, ending the Rangers’ seven-game winning streak.

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Astros execute game plan to perfection against Darvish
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Yu Darvish has flirted with perfection against the Astros, coming one out shy of a perfect game three years ago, but on Sunday they were determined not to let the Rangers’ starter get comfortable.

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Pace of game shakes Musgrove, leads to early hook
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With September roster expansion, Astros manager A.J. Hinch has had some extra arms at his disposal in the bullpen. He didn’t think he’d need to use them as much as he has, though, against the Rangers.

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McHugh looks to keep Rangers in park, outduel Yu
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Yu Darvish will look to add to his strong career numbers against the Astros on Sunday afternoon as the Rangers go for the sweep in the finale of a three-game series between the in-state rivals at Globe Life Park.

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Altuve day to day after hurting calf on last play
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Jose Altuve walked off the field gingerly at Globe Life Park on Saturday, and he left with a day-to-day status. The Astros’ star second baseman felt discomfort in his right calf after grounding into a game-ending double play in Saturday’s 12-4 loss to the Rangers.

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Musgrove, 'pen struggle, Astros drop Lone Star Series
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The Rangers’ biggest homestand of the season has turned into their most successful, and they now have their biggest lead yet in the American League West. Texas collected 16 hits, seven for extra bases, Derek Holland held the Astros to two runs in six innings and the Rangers won their seventh straight game with a […]

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Astros give hot-hitting Gurriel first start at first
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The idea of playing infielder Yulieski Gurriel at first base intensified for Astros manager A.J. Hinch when Marwin Gonzalez left Wednesday’s game against the A’s with right hamstring discomfort. But the idea had been tossed around ever since Gurriel was called up on Aug. 21.

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