Houston Astros

Correa ready to swing ahead of schedule
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Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who hasn’t played since he tore a ligament in his thumb on July 17, said Friday he expects to swing a bat next week, which would put him about a week ahead of schedule from his original recovery timeline.

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Morton, Astros eye series win vs. Blue Jays
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Houston’s Charlie Morton and Toronto’s Marco Estrada will square off on Saturday at Minute Maid Park in the second game of a three-game series between the Astros and Blue Jays.

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Clout 9: Astros pound Jays in relentless 4th
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After scoring only seven runs over consecutive losses to the Rays their previous three games, the Astros erupted for nine runs in the fourth inning of their 16-7 win in the series opener vs. the Blue Jays, including homers by Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel, to take a 12-3 lead.

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Gattis has concussion, likely headed to DL
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Astros catcher/designated hitter Evan Gattis is likely headed to the seven-day concussion disabled list. Gattis revealed his concussion diagnosis after the club’s 16-7 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night — a game in which he didn’t play — but said he wasn’t sure what the next step was.

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Astros rebound with 5-homer rout of Jays
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The Astros broke out of their offensive malaise by clubbing five homers, including two by Tyler White, to snap a three-game losing streak with a 16-7 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Success at all levels of Houston RBI program
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As the storm rolled in, players from the Houston Astros and Nobu Yamauchi Senior Division of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program played a game of toss combined with tic-tac-toe, right on the face of a baseball at Great American Ballpark Wednesday night.

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Correa, Springer continue to progress in rehab
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Seven Astros have went on the disabled list since July 18. Most of them, including All-Stars Carlos Correa and George Springer, are progressing in their rehab, manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday.

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Astros' 3-step plan equals more HRs, fewer K's
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When you put it all together — acquiring players who put the ball in play, maximizing players’ talents, matching up players in situations where they will not strike out as much and hit with more power — the Astros have found themselves a few steps ahead of every other team in baseball.

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Peacock returns to starting role vs. Blue Jays
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Right-hander Brad Peacock will make his return to the Astros’ starting rotation when his ballclub opens a three-game series against the Blue Jays on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. He will take the mound against Toronto right-hander Cesar Valdez.

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Liriano struggles in debut, hopes to rebound
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In the past six days, Francisco Liriano has pitched in two different uniforms. Traded from the Blue Jays to the Astros before Monday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, Liriano was sent to Houston to serve as a left-handed specialist in the Astros’ bullpen, which previously had rookie Reymin Guduan as its only southpaw.

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Altuve homers, but Astros drop 3rd straight
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Steven Souza Jr. went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning to lead the Rays to their third consecutive win, 5-3, and a series victory over the first-place Astros on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros farm ranked among MLB's Top 10
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Now that the Trade Deadline has passed, and prospects have changed hands, MLB Pipeline re-ranks the top 10 farm systems in baseball, led by the White Sox, Braves and Padres.

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