Houston Astros

#ASGWorthy relay key in Astros' victory
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A relay from right fielder George Springer to shortstop Carlos Correa to catcher Evan Gattis nailed A’s infielder Chad Pinder at the plate in the sixth inning Monday, preserving Houston’s lead. The Astros didn’t allow another run and beat the A’s, 4-1, in Oakland.

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Reddick set to return as Martes faces A's
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Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is expected to return from the seven-day concussion disabled list and start against the A’s, his former team, on Tuesday at the Coliseum.

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Astros trio on pace for All-Star start
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With nine days remaining until MLB All-Star Ballot voting closes at 10:59 p.m. CT on June 29, three Astros maintained their top spots at respective positions on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

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McCullers has 'normal' routine in bullpen session
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It was an eventful afternoon in Oakland for the Astros’ trio of starters on the disabled list. Right-handers Lance McCullers Jr. (lower back discomfort) and Charlie Morton (right lat strain) had bullpen throwing sessions Monday, and lefty Dallas Keuchel (neck discomfort) played catch for the first time since hitting the DL on June 5.

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Peacock seeks better fate this time vs. A's
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The Astros will make their way to Oakland to meet with the A’s for a third time this season, with a four-game series between the American League West foes on tap at the Coliseum starting Monday. Houston will send right-hander Brad Peacock to the mound, while the A’s counter with right-hander Daniel Gossett, who will […]

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Astros' 3 HRs not enough as Sox take series
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In the final meeting between two American League heavyweights until the final four games of regular season, the Red Sox used a pair of homers from Xander Bogaerts to overcome three Astros homers and win, 6-5, on Sunday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros' missed chances costly in loss
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For only the second time in 11 games this season, the Astros lost when they hit at least three home runs in a game — solo shots by Carlos Correa, Jake Marisnick and George Springer. That’s because the Astros went 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13 runners on base.

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Astros' starters making progress in rehabs
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As the Astros prepared to hit the West Coast for a weeklong road trip beginning Monday in Oakland, all four of their injured starting pitchers — right-handers Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers Jr., Charlie Morton and Collin McHugh — will take steps forward in their rehabs on Monday.

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Barnes-Springer friendship goes beyond lineups
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When Astros outfielder George Springer and Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes met after the game Friday night, the at-bat didn’t come up.” After the game, we’re friends,” Springer said.

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Morton (lat strain) set to pitch in Minors game
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Astros pitcher Charlie Morton will throw in a Minor League rehab game at Triple-A Fresno next week while the team is in nearby Oakland for a series against the A’s. Morton is tentatively scheduled to start Thursday and pitch two innings for the Grizzlies.

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Musgrove, Price set for Father's Day faceoff
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The Red Sox and Astros will face off Sunday in their series finale — and last meeting until they close out the season on Sept. 28-Oct 1. The Father’s Day matchup at Minute Maid Park will be nationally televised as part of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

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Paulino gets confidence boost in 1st MLB win
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He got a dugout handshake from manager A.J. Hinch, a hug from catcher Brian McCann and later received the game ball. Not a bad day of work for Astros rookie right-hander David Paulino, who beat reigning American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and the Red Sox, 7-1, on Saturday night for his first big […]

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