Houston Astros

Astros see Gray in No. 15 pick Bukauskas
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Throughout his high school career, J.B. Bukauskas was compared to Oakland A’s pitcher Sonny Gray, another hard-throwing right-hander who stands about 6 feet tall. The Astros saw the similarities, as well, and can only hope Bukauskas lives up to the billing.

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Peacock steps in for ailing McCullers
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The series opener went to the Rangers, who will look for more success against their division rival when Nick Martinez opposes the Astros’ Brad Peacock on Tuesday night.

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McCullers lands on DL as Musgrove returns
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With his activation from the disabled list Monday, Astros starting pitcher Joe Musgrove will assume the roster spot of Lance McCullers Jr., who will join three other Houston starters on the disabled list.

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LIVE Draft Tracker: Follow every Astros pick
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Stay up to the minute with live Draft results, including player info, scouting video, sortable data and more on every selection for all three days.

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Astros resume Silver Boot Series vs. Rangers
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The Silver Boot Series returns to Minute Maid Park on Monday as the Astros and Rangers kick off their third series this season. Houston is expecting to have starter Joe Musgrove (4-4, 4.89 ERA) return from the disabled list to start against Rangers righty Yu Darvish (5-4, 3.18 ERA).

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2,000 hits across two continents? A-oki!
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It was the first time Astros manager A.J. Hinch had seen outfielder Norichika Aoki smile in quite some time. With a single in the sixth inning, Aoki got his 2,000th career hit between MLB (716) and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league (1,284), granting him immediate entrance into the Meikyukai, or “Golden Players Club” — one […]

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Springer HRs, but Astros drop finale to LA
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The Angels tagged six runs on Astros starter David Paulino and reliever Michael Feliz in the fifth inning en route to a 12-6 win on Sunday at Minute Maid Park, sealing a series victory against the hottest team in the Majors.

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Springer hosts bowling event for charity
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Growing up with a stutter, Astros outfielder George Springer thought he was alone. His friends had no trouble forming words like he did, so he thought he must have been different. His parents, however, told him he wasn’t any better or worse than anyone else and helped give him the confidence to not let a […]

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Musgrove to return for Rangers series
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Barring any last-minute setback, Astros starting pitcher Joe Musgrove will return from the disabled list to start Monday’s series opener against the Rangers. Musgrove, who has been battling right shoulder discomfort, began his DL stint on May 27, the day after he earned his fourth win this season in a season-long seven shutout innings — […]

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Keuchel won't rush return from neck issue
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With the Astros 12 games ahead in the American League West, Houston ace Dallas Keuchel said now is the best time to fix his lingering neck issue, limiting as much as possible any damage from his absence.

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Paulino gets the ball for first time vs. Halos
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Right-handers David Paulino and Jesse Chavez will face off on Sunday afternoon as the Astros and Angels close out their three-game series at Minute Maid Park.

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McCann homer backs Fiers gem
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Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers coasted through 7 1/3 innings of one-run baseball and returned Houston to winning form with a 3-1 win to even the series against the Angels on Saturday in Minute Maid Park.

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