Houston Astros

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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Astros wear blue to raise cancer awareness
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Astros players, coaches and on-field personnel are joining the rest of baseball during Father’s Day Weekend and wearing the symbolic blue ribbon and wristbands on their uniforms to help raise awareness and funds for the fight against prostate cancer.

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Astros pummel Porcello, knot series with Sox
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Behind homers from Jose Altuve and Carlos Beltran in the third inning, the Astros rocked Red Sox starter Rick Porcello for seven runs and 10 hits and rolled to a 7-1 win in middle game of the series Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Keuchel, McCullers near throwing programs
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The Astros’ players who are on the disabled list continue to make progress, including pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday they’re both close to starting to play catch to gauge their injuries.

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Astros chasing titans of the past
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You have to applaud the Astros, owners of one of Major League Baseball’s most gifted rosters. Even though they dropped three straight games and lost six out of eight before they pounded the Rangers on Wednesday night at home, they headed into their weekend series in Houston against the Red Sox with the game’s best […]

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Making fourth start, Paulino eyes first win
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Prior to Game 2 of the weekend’s three-game series in Houston, the Red Sox and Astros — teams who both hold one of three best records in the American League — have mutual respect for each other, their managers said.

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Harris makes pitch, but ambushed by Betts
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The Astros’ most reliable relief pitcher for the past three seasons threw the fastball he wanted and was tagged for a homer. There wasn’t much right-hander Will Harris could do except tip his cap to Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, whose leadoff homer in the eighth sent the Red Sox to a 2-1 win […]

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After rallying in 7th, Astros fall to Sox
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Mookie Betts threw out a runner at the plate in the sixth inning and greeted Astros reliever Will Harris by hitting a first-pitch homer to left field in the eighth to break a tie and send the Red Sox to a 2-1 win in the series opener Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Mayo: Astros' Bukauskas could be quick to bigs
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One of the things that has made the MLB Draft more intriguing to the casual fan is how quickly players go from draftee to big leaguer. It seems that every year, players zip through their farm system and start making contributions on a big league roster.

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41 years ago, Astrodome was 'rained out'
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The soft seats and air-conditioned comfort of the Astrodome made watching baseball a pleasant experience in the summer heat in Houston. That was what Judge Roy Hofheinz envisioned when he brought the Astrodome to life in 1965.

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