Houston Astros

Astronomical debut: Fisher's big splash
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Astros prospect Derek Fisher, who joined Houston’s outfield hours prior to Wednesday’s game against the Rangers, rifled a solo home run for his first big league hit and reached base four times in his MLB debut.

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Fiers looks to stay hot in opener vs. Red Sox
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Mike Fiers appears to be finding his rhythm for Houston, which opens a series against the Red Sox on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. The Astros lead the AL West by a healthy margin and have yet to face Boston in 2017. Opposing Fiers will be lefty Drew Pomeranz.

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Astros homer twice, Peacock fans 10 in loss
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Although the Astros used five pitchers to record 16 strikeouts against the Rangers on Tuesday, Rougned Odor powered home runs in back-to-back innings, boosting the Rangers to their fifth straight road win, 4-2, against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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Martes makes 1st MLB start in finale vs. Rangers
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As the series between division and in-state rivals wraps up on Wednesday, Andrew Cashner is set to take the hill for Texas opposite Houston’s Francis Martes, who will be making his first Major League start.

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Source: Astros to promote prospect Fisher
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Outfielder Derek Fisher, the Astros’ No. 4 prospect as ranked by MLBPipeline.com, will be called up for Wednesday’s game against the Rangers, a source told MLB.com. A corresponding roster move will be announced. The club has not confirmed the move.

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Astros wrap Draft Day 1 with 1B Matijevic
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The Astros took their third college player of the day when they selected Arizona second baseman J.J. Matijevic with the 75th overall pick in the MLB Draft on Monday night — the final pick on Day 1 of the Draft.

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Astros draft 53rd pick to be 3B, not pitcher
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Despite having an upper-90s fastball that was one of the best in the Draft, two-way high school player Joe Perez of Archbishop McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be developed by the Astros as a third baseman.

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Correa, Springer surge in All-Star Ballot update
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As it’s shaping out after all, multiple members of the team with the best record in the Majors, the Astros, may earn starting nods on the American League’s All-Star team at the All-Star Game on July 11 in Miami.

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Astros excited to add arms from college ranks
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The Astros drafted their third college arm in their first five picks of the MLB Draft Tuesday by selecting right-handed pitcher Tyler Ivey of Grayson County (Texas) College in the third round (No. 91 overall).

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Astros have hopes for Adams' power
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Jake Adams, who led NCAA Division I with 29 home runs last season, was taken by the Astros in the sixth round (181st overall) on the second day of the MLB Draft on Tuesday. The 21-year-old set records during his only season in Iowa and is a semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award as […]

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Astros held to two hits by Rangers
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Yu Darvish caged the best offense in the Majors across seven innings, and he and Jeremy Jeffress combined on a two-hitter to earn the club’s second win in eight games against the Astros this season, 6-1, on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros stay local with A&M pitcher at 56th
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The Astros used two of their first three picks in the 2017 MLB Draft on college right-handed pitchers, taking Texas A&M’s Corbin Martin — a Houston-area product — with the No. 56 overall pick in the second round. They took University of North Carolina right-hander J.B. Bukauskas with the No. 15 overall pick in the […]

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