8/27/2016 | Bregman erases errors with big night at plate
Alex Bregman got off to a shaky start in the Astros' 6-2 win over the Rays on Saturday, but he didn't let it bother him, delivering a two-run homer and RBI single in consecutive at-bats.
8/27/2016 | Correa developing into Astros' RBI machine
Carlos Correa may only be 21 years old, but his penchant for bringing in runs has transformed the young shortstop into the Astros' second-most valuable asset on offense, behind only American League MVP candidate Jose Altuve.
8/27/2016 | Archer returns to scene of 1-hit gem in finale vs. Astros
Chris Archer returns to the site of one of his best games as a Major Leaguer, and one of the best pitched games in the Major Leagues in 2015, when he starts for the Rays in Sunday's series finale against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
8/27/2016 | McKenzie, Borucki among top prospect performers Friday
Fans in attendance for Friday's matchup between Class A Lake County and Lansing were treated to a pitchers' duel between starters Triston McKenzie and Ryan Borucki, who combined for 11 scoreless innings and 18 strikeouts.
8/26/2016 | Astros go Wild with emotional comeback win
With the American League Wild Card race especially tight, the Astros can thank Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis for helping to pull off a 5-4 win over the Rays on Friday night.
8/26/2016 | Gurriel logs 1st hit at home in return vs. Rays
Hampered by a hamstring injury during his first road trip as a Major Leaguer, Yulieski Gurriel returned to the Astros' lineup on Friday for his home debut against the Rays.
8/26/2016 | Keuchel looking to snap personal skid against Rays
Two talented left-handers will square off Saturday night at Minute Maid Park when Rays rookie Blake Snell faces reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel.
8/26/2016 | Astros respond with back-to-back HRs in 9th
Talk about a power surge. Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the ninth to give the Astros a 5-4 walk-off win over the Rays on Friday night in the series opener. It was Houston's first win at Minute Maid Park in five games.
8/25/2016 | Astros to call upon small contingent in September
Many of the players the Astros would have typically called upon when rosters expand beyond 25 players are already with the big league club, thanks to an influx of rookies in the past couple of weeks.
8/25/2016 | How Altuve became an elite slugger
Jose Altuve will always be known for his height, but he's doing his best to change that by having the fourth-best slugging percentage in baseball this year. How did he manage that? By taking his natural ability and adding in a dash of improved plate approach.
8/25/2016 | Kopech among top prospect performers Wednesday
Michael Kopech may be the hottest pitcher in all of Minor League Baseball these days as he continues to shut down opposing lineups with a plethora of strikeouts.
8/24/2016 | Correa's dazzling diving grab helps seal win
Perhaps the biggest sigh of relief for Astros pitcher Ken Giles wasn't that the laser hit back up the middle by Matt Joyce in the ninth inning Wednesday didn't take his head off. It was that shortstop Carlos Correa was in just the right spot.
8/24/2016 | Gattis hits 20th HR, keeps raking at catcher
When Astros catcher Evan Gattis crushed a Gerrit Cole pitch and sent it sailing over the wall in center in the second inning of Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Pirates, he quietly reached 20 home runs for the fourth consecutive season.
8/24/2016 | Astros edge Bucs to cap strong road trip
Fighting to keep their spot in a crowded American League Wild Card picture, the Astros did exactly what they needed to during a seven-game swing through Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Coming off a series victory over the Orioles, the Astros claimed another over the Pirates with Wednesday's 5-4 win at PNC Park, their fifth win in six games.
8/24/2016 | Gurriel on track for DH duties Friday
Yulieski Gurriel is expected to be in the lineup when the Astros return home on Friday to face the Tampa Bay Rays. The Cuban has made just one start -- Sunday in Baltimore -- since joining the Astros, due to right hamstring tightness suffered in Sunday's game.
8/24/2016 | Astros continuing playoff push with set vs. Rays
The Astros open a six-game homestand on Friday against the Rays looking to establish some momentum in their push for a second consecutive playoff berth.
8/23/2016 | Musgrove stunned by Bucs' barrage in 1st inning
Before rookie right-hander Joe Musgrove could catch his breath Tuesday night, the Pirates were well on their way to dealing the Astros a 7-1 defeat at PNC Park. They scored four times off Musgrove in the first inning and were never threatened, sending the rookie hurler to his second consecutive loss.
8/23/2016 | Berman to join Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor
Mark Berman, the long-time sports director and bulldog television reporter at KRIV-TV in Houston, will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor on Sept. 26. Berman is currently celebrating his 30th year at the station, having joined the FOX affiliate in 1986.
8/23/2016 | Pirates ace Cole faces Astros for 1st time
Pirates starter Gerrit Cole will pitch against the Astros for the first time in his career in Wednesday afternoon's series finale between the clubs at PNC Park. Houston will counter with right-hander Collin McHugh.
8/23/2016 | Lights-out Nova hurls 98-pitch CG at Astros
Gregory Polanco homered twice Tuesday night, leading a resurgent Pirates offense out of its brief funk. But Ivan Nova hardly needed the help, throwing a complete game in a 7-1 win over the Astros at PNC Park.
8/23/2016 | Valbuena to have season-ending hamstring surgery
The Astros will be without veteran infielder Luis Valbuena for the remainder of the season, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday. Valbuena is scheduled to undergo surgery in the next couple of days to repair a tendon in his right hamstring, an injury that kept him out since July 26.
8/22/2016 | Astros rookie Hernandez playing like veteran
Teoscar Hernandez is giving Alex Bregman a run for his money in terms of which Astros rookie has been the most fun to watch.
8/22/2016 | Nova eyeing continued success against Musgrove, Astros
Right-hander Ivan Nova will make his fourth start for the Pirates since being acquired in a trade from the Yankees when he faces rookie righty Joe Musgrove and the Astros on Tuesday at PNC Park.
8/22/2016 | Gurriel able to pinch-hit at PNC Park
The right hamstring tightness that forced Yulieski Gurriel from his first big league game on Sunday after only three at-bats won't keep him out of the lineup, manager A.J. Hinch said on Monday.
8/22/2016 | Fister flusters Pirates as Astros roll in opener
Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon threw eight strong innings on Monday night, but it wasn't enough to stop his childhood-favorite team. The Astros stayed hot in their pursuit of an American League Wild Card spot, riding seven scoreless innings from Doug Fister to a 3-1 win in the series opener at PNC Park.
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