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7/23/2014 | Springer placed on DL to rest left quad strain

The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left quad strain. Marc Krauss has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Springer's spot on the roster.

7/23/2014 | Ryan set for long overdue trip to Hall inductions

It's been 15 years since Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with George Brett and Robin Yount. Ryan hasn't been back for an induction ceremony since. He's headed to Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend. It is, he said, a trip long overdue.

7/23/2014 | A's win replay challenge in 10th inning against Astros

A's manager Bob Melvin won a replay challenge in the top of the 10th inning on Tuesday to help keep the score tied at 2 before the Astros won it, 3-2, in the 12th inning.

7/23/2014 | Hoes' homer lifts Astros in 12-inning showdown

Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who was hitless in his first four at-bats, launched a solo homer to left field off relief pitcher Fernando Abad with one out in the 12th to send the Astros to their third consecutive win over the A's, 3-2, at Coliseum.

7/22/2014 | Peacock looks to rebound in matchup vs. A's

The A's and Astros continue their series on Wednesday, with Oakland's Jesse Chavez taking on Houston's Brad Peacock at Coliseum.

7/22/2014 | Altuve tabbed for Heart and Hustle Award

All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is the Astros' nominee for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.

7/22/2014 | Qualls celebrates 10-year anniversary of debut

Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Major League debut of Astros reliever Chad Qualls, who pitched in his first game with Astros on July 22, 2004 -- about a month before the team caught fire and went 36-10 down stretch to win the National League Wild Card on the final day of the season.

7/22/2014 | Springer sits for second game with leg soreness

Astros rookie outfielder George Springer was out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Tuesday with soreness in his right knee/quadriceps area.

7/21/2014 | Astros telecasts catching on to advanced metrics

The addition of advanced metrics to the baseball landscape has prompted fans to generally fall into one of two categories: those who are intrigued by them, and those who have absolutely no interest. In an effort to bridge the gap between the two extremes, the folks in charge of the Astros' telecasts have integrated basic advanced metrics into daily broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet Houston.

7/20/2014 | Dominguez caps big day with go-ahead double

Matt Dominguez said he knew he wasn't going to hit a triple to fulfill the cycle as he stepped to the plate for his fifth and final at-bat in the Astros' 11-7 win over the White Sox on Sunday. He wasn't even sure if he had a three-base hit before in his four-year career.

7/20/2014 | Springer scratched with sore right quad, knee

Astros outfielder George Springer was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox due to soreness in the quad and knee on his right leg, manager Bo Porter said.

7/20/2014 | Astros rebound from White Sox rally, win slugfest

Just when it looked like the White Sox were going to rally for their third straight come-from-behind win in Sunday's series finale at U.S. Cellular Field, the Astros pulled away with four runs in the seventh inning in an 11-7 victory on a day they tied a season high with 17 hits.

7/20/2014 | Kazmir out to build on dominating first half

Fresh off his appearance in the Midsummer Classic, Scott Kazmir will oppose Houston's Brett Oberholtzer for the third time this season, as the A's open their series against the Astros on Tuesday in Oakland.

7/19/2014 | Danks, White Sox take aim at sweep of Astros

The White Sox will attempt to secure their first series sweep since late May on Sunday afternoon when they host the Astros in the finale of a three-game sweep in Chicago. Left-hander John Danks will square off against Astros right-hander Jarred Cosart.

7/19/2014 | Astros' comeback bid falls short in Chicago

George Springer homered, Jose Altuve had two RBIs and Enrique Hernandez had three hits, but the Astros fell short for the second straight night against the White Sox, 4-3, Saturday in Chicago. Dallas Keuchel allowed four runs (three earned) on 12 hits over five innings in a losing effort.

7/19/2014 | Three calls overturned in Astros-White Sox tilt

Managers Bo Porter and Robin Ventura successfully challenged three calls in the Astros-White Sox game Saturday night in Chicago.

7/19/2014 | Oberholtzer to start Tuesday in Oakland

Manager Bo Porter has shuffled his pitching rotation for the Astros' upcoming series in Oakland. Brett Oberholtzer will start Game 1 on Tuesday, and will be followed by Brad Peacock and Scott Feldman on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

7/19/2014 | Gonzalez, Hernandez to balance time at shortstop

Astros manager Bo Porter said the switch-hitting Marwin Gonzalez, now in his third year, is in "a more everyday role" but that he will utilize righty Enrique Hernandez against southpaw starters.

7/19/2014 | Steeper mound could reduce elbow surgeries

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan combined to pitch 48 Major League seasons, and both agree that a steeper slope on big league mounds could help to lessen the need for Tommy John surgeries.

7/18/2014 | Astros, White Sox seeking second-half surge

After a disappointing start to the season, the White Sox hope to vault themselves into the postseason discussion during the second half. Hector Noesi takes the mound Saturday night against the Astros and breakout left-hander Dallas Keuchel.

7/18/2014 | Feldman, offense lose steam after early lead

Scott Feldman posted five shutout innings before giving up a game-tying two-run homer in the sixth and a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh as the Astros dropped a 3-2 decision to the White Sox on Friday night in Chicago.

7/18/2014 | Buchanan hopes to fill long-relief role for Astros

The Astros recalled right-handed pitched Jake Buchanan on Friday to fill their 25-man roster after optioning David Martinez to Double-A Oklahoma City on Monday.

7/18/2014 | Injured Astros travel with club to Chicago

Outfielders Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley and pitcher Collin McHugh are on the 15-day disabled list but traveled with the team to receive treatment for their injuries. None of the three is expected to return to action until sometime next week.

7/18/2014 | Replay confirms out call at plate for Astros

A manager's challenge requested by Robin Ventura on a first-inning play at the plate involving White Sox leadoff man Adam Eaton confirmed the original call of Eaton being out during Friday's game between the White Sox and Astros at U.S. Cellular Field.

7/18/2014 | Astros, top pick Aiken unable to reach deal

Cathedral Catholic High (San Diego) pitcher Brady Aiken did not come to terms with the Astros after a post-Draft physical raised concerns on the team's part about the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

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