Houston Astros

Young upstart: Correa revs Astros in lid-lifter
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Carlos Correa’s fingerprints were all over the Astros’ 5-3 season-opening win over the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, which should come as no surprise from a player many expect could contend for the American League Most Valuable Player this year.

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Keuchel, Astros find way to stop Yanks again
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The same teams that met in last year’s American League Wild Card Game opened the season on Tuesday in the same stadium with the same starting pitchers on the mound.

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Ice in his veins: Keuchel grinds for OD win
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One of the coldest games in Astros history made for tough playing conditions Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, where pitchers couldn’t quite grip the ball as well as they’d like and hitters had to square up the ball to make it go.

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White enjoys memorable Major League debut
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Astros first baseman Tyler White had a big league debut he won’t soon forget. White, a former 33rd-round Draft pick who was a long shot to make the club in the spring, had a pinch-hit single in his first plate appearance in the seventh inning of Houston’s 5-3 season-opening win over the Yankees at Yankee […]

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Giles surprised, but accepting of 'pen role
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Astros reliever Ken Giles admitted he was a little surprised by manager A.J. Hinch’s decision to keep Luke Gregerson in the closer role. Hinch said Monday that Gregerson would remain his closer after saving 31 of 36 games a year ago.

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McHugh out to lead Astros to Opening Series win
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After needing two tries to play their first game, the second game of the 2016 season for the Yankees and Astros on Wednesday will serve as a second chance of sorts for the men on the rubber.

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Correa homers, leads rallying Astros to OD win
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Carlos Correa reached on an eighth-inning throwing error by Dellin Betances, sending Jose Altuve home with the go-ahead run as the Astros defeated the Yankees, 5-3, on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

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Yanks signal protest on Astros' go-ahead run
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi signaled that the Yankees would be playing their Opening Day 5-3 loss to the Astros on Tuesday under protest.

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Keuchel returns to AL Wild Card Game triumph
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They had to wait a day due to inclement weather, but for the Astros to open this season of hope and optimism at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. ET is absolutely perfect.

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Hinch no stranger to closer role dilemma
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No matter where he works, A.J. Hinch always seems to have a closer issue to deal with — whether it was in his first tour in the dugout managing the D-backs or his current situation as skipper of the Astros.

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Hinch: Gregerson to remain Astros' closer
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Astros manager A.J. Hinch ended weeks of speculation Monday morning by announcing veteran right-hander Luke Gregerson would open the season as the team’s “primary closer,” meaning newcomer Ken Giles will pitch in different roles to begin the season.

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First-timers ready to seize the (Opening) Day
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Ken and Roanna Naquin cracked their first Opening Day roster this year. So did Heather and Brian White, and Julie and Jeff Shaw. These proud parents will be living vicariously through their sons — Tyler Naquin, Tyler White and Travis Shaw — who will don uniforms for the Indians, Astros and Red Sox for the […]

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