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4/28/2016 | 'Frustrated' Astros aiming to get back on track

From baserunning to pitching to hitting, the Astros clearly haven't hit on all cylinders in the first month of the season, which is why they find themselves heading into Friday's series against the A's in Oakland tied with the Twins for the worst record in the American League at 7-15.


4/28/2016 | McHugh signs $3.96M brand deal with Fantex

Astros pitcher Collin McHugh, whose 28 wins since Aug. 1, 2014, rank second in the Majors in that time span behind only Jake Arrieta (30), has entered into a $3.96 million brand contract with Fantex, which will receive 10 percent of McHugh's future earnings on and off the field.


4/28/2016 | Production company: Bats come alive with RISP

Entering the game last in the Majors hitting with runners in scoring position, the Astros went 5-for-10 in those situations in Wednesday's win in Seattle.


4/28/2016 | Altuve jump-starts balanced attack as Astros drop M's

Jose Altuve ripped a home run and two doubles as the Astros snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday with a 7-4 win over the Mariners in their series finale at Safeco Field.


4/27/2016 | Gomez exits after hit in right hand by pitch

Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez was removed from Wednesday's game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch thrown by Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma. He is day to day with a right hand contusion.


4/27/2016 | Friday night lights: Top prospect Manaea to make MLB debut

A's No. 2 prospect Sean Manaea will make his Major League debut in Friday night's game against the Astros, who call on veteran Mike Fiers.


4/27/2016 | Feldman will be ready in relief

A day after being told he will be skipped in the rotation, Astros right-hander Scott Feldman said he'll be rooting for Chris Devenski to do well while also staying ready to pitch in relief this weekend in Oakland.


4/27/2016 | McCullers encouraged by latest rehab game

Astros right-hander Lance McCullers, out with shoulder soreness since Spring Training, could be headed to Double-A or Triple-A after an encouraging Minor League game in Florida on Wednesday.


4/27/2016 | Kratz presed into action to spare bullpen

The last thing a manager wants to do is put a position player on the mound, but it became a necessary evil for A.J. Hinch of the Astros in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 11-1 loss to the Mariners at Safeco Field.


4/27/2016 | Fateful fifth inning Keuchel's undoing

Like it has so many times so far this season, it started slowly. There was a walk, an infield hit and another walk, and all of a sudden ace pitcher Dallas Keuchel and the Astros found themselves with the game on the line. And like so many times this season, things spun out of control quickly.


4/27/2016 | Cano's 6 RBIs, Karns' gem powers Mariners

Nathan Karns delivered his best outing in a Mariners uniform and Robinson Cano had a night to remember in more ways than one. The result was an 11-1 victory for Seattle over Houston and reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel on Tuesday night at a chilly Safeco Field.


4/26/2016 | McHugh aims to find last season's form in finale

The Astros' Collin McHugh will try to get his season on track when he starts opposite the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma in Wednesday's series finale.


4/26/2016 | Hinch: Gomez's at-bats more under control

Is center fielder Carlos Gomez starting to come around? Astros manager A.J. Hinch said prior to Tuesday's game vs. the Mariners that Gomez's recent at-bats have been under control, saying he hasn't seen his helmet flying off when he swings as much.


4/26/2016 | Devenski, not Feldman, to start Saturday

The Astros will make their first rotation shakeup of the season when rookie right-hander Chris Devenski makes his first career Major League start Saturday in Oakland against the A's. He's starting in place of veteran Scott Feldman, but the move isn't necessarily permanent.


4/26/2016 | Pipeline preview: Phils' Williams, Reds' Reed among those to watch

The Phillies' Nick Williams, the Reds' Cody Reed, the A's Daniel Mengden and the Astros' Joe Musgrove are among the top prospects in action on Tuesday.


4/26/2016 | Fister limits damage despite 7 free passes

The career-high seven walks issued by Astros starter Doug Fister on Monday night proved to be mostly a nuisance than a hindrance. Fister pitched in and out and trouble and was hurt more by a pair of solo homers by Leonys Martin and Kyle Seager than he was his trouble throwing strikes.


4/25/2016 | Keuchel looks to reverse road woes in Seattle

Reigning American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel will look to rebound when he gets the ball for the Astros in the second game of the series against the Mariners Tuesday at Safeco Field.


4/25/2016 | Astros go with 13 arms as Feliz bolsters bullpen

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday he expects to carry 13 pitchers for the immediate future after calling up hard-throwing right-hander Michael Feliz from Triple-A Fresno following Sunday's 12-inning loss to the Red Sox.


4/25/2016 | Rasmus, with 4 homers, is AL Player of Week

The Astros are off to a slow start, having won just six times in their first 19 games, but that hasn't stopped them from becoming the first team to have three consecutive American League Players of the Week to start the season. Outfielder Colby Rasmus was the latest to win the award Monday.


4/25/2016 | Feliz brings fresh arm to Astros' bullpen

With rookie right-hander Chris Devenski having thrown five innings in relief in a three-day span, the Astros made a roster move after Sunday night's 12-inning loss to the Red Sox to add some pitching by recalling Michael Feliz from Triple-A Fresno and optioning outfielder Jake Marisnick to Triple-A.


4/25/2016 | Rasmus adds to torrid start with dramatic homer

Colby Rasmus, who broke open Saturday's game with a grand slam, hit a dramatic two-out, two-run home run in the ninth inning Sunday against Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, sending Minute Maid Park into a frenzy and setting the stage for a long night.


4/25/2016 | Marwin extends record solo homer streak

Marwin Gonzalez extended his Major League record by hitting his 25th career homer -- all of which have been without anybody on base -- on Sunday against the Red Sox.


4/25/2016 | JBJ's RBI in 12th lifts Red Sox in Houston

Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in Hanley Ramirez with the go-ahead run in the 12th inning with a bases-loaded single to right field off Ken Giles, sending the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over the Astros in a five-plus-hour Sunday night tilt at Minute Maid Park.


4/24/2016 | McCullers heads to Florida to continue rehab

Astros right-hander Lance McCullers responded favorably to a brief but intense bullpen session on Sunday at Minute Maid Park and will head to the team's facility in Kissimmee, Fla., to continue his rehab, manager A.J. Hinch said.


4/24/2016 | Altuve, Rasmus lead way for Astros on All-Star ballot

With second baseman Jose Altuve and outfielder Colby Rasmus off to good starts at the plate, fans can begin voting to send their favorite Astros players to this year's All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.




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