Found April 18, 2013 on The Sports Post:
Opening Day has come and gone at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Astros won 8-3 over their new divisional foe, the Texas Rangers. Yes, that’s right: the Astros are now in the American League, and a formerly neutral feeling between these two teams means so much more now. This is the biggest change that has happened to the Astros this season; however, change, in many forms, is a main focus this year for the Astros. 

Houston Astros Shake Up Roster, Purchase Contract of Brandon Laird

MLB News: The Houston Astros, finding themselves 7.5 games back in the division just 15 games into the  year decided to shake up their roster in hopes of making a better first impression during their first season in the American League. They purchased the contract of third baseman Brandon Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma City, optioned first baseman Brett Wallace down to Oklahoma City...

Martinez sprains right knee against Indians

Houston left fielder J.D. Martinez has left Friday night's game against the Indians after spraining his right knee while batting in the fourth inning. Martinez was injured on a check swing. His knee buckled and he fell to the ground in pain. He remained on the ground for a couple of minutes while Astros trainers attended to him. He was then helped to his feet and hobbled with...

Astros bullpen coach injures leg, knee throwing BP

Houston Astros bullpen coach Jeff Murphy sustained injuries to his left leg and knee when a protective screen fell on him before Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Murphy was throwing batting practice when a heavy gust of wind blew the screen over, pinning Murphy's leg underneath. He pulled himself out from under the screen and tried to walk away but fell back...

Astros break 5-game skid with 3-2 win over Indians

HOUSTON (AP) -- J.D. Martinez and Rick Ankiel hit back-to-back homers in the second inning and the Houston Astros held on for a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. The win snaps a five-game skid for Houston and extends Cleveland's losing streak to five. Houston starter Lucas Harrell (1-2) allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings before three relievers combined to shut...

2013 MLB Draft: Could the Astros pass on Mark Appel again?

The 2013 MLB Draft is set to begin June 6th and we're going to try and provide at least one or two things per week between now and then. The Astros had the first pick in the 2012 MLB Draft and they again have the top pick. Last year, Mark Appel was rated by some as the top draft prospect. He's rated by nearly everyone as the top draft prospect this year. A year ago the Astros...

Indians-Astros Preview

The Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians have both gotten off to lackluster starts. So have the starters for Friday night's series opener. Lucas Harrell and former Astro Brett Myers each seek their first win of the season while helping their respective clubs snap lengthy losing streaks. After losing 213 games the past two seasons, Houston (4-11) was hardly expected to be competitive...

Next 10 games will test the A’s

The A’s came out of Wednesday’s series-sweeping over the Astros with their 12th win of the season, good enough for the most in the AL. The A’s didn’t even register their 12th win until May 1 last season. So, it’s pretty evident Oakland is off to hot start, not just compared to last season, but over the last few decades of the club’s history. We figured the A’s would...

Series Preview: Indians at Astros 4/19-21

  Cleveland Indians (5-9) at Houston Astros (4-11)  Series 6, Games 15, 16 and 17 Minute Maid Park, Houston: 0.883*, Pitchers park   Series Overview The Astros are probably the worst team in the American League, maybe in all of baseball. The organization, led by new general manager Jeff Luhnow and assistant GM David Stearns, trimmed the payroll to $26.1 million...
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