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Marwin Gonzalez homered, Bud Norris rebounded from a tough start last time out and the Houston Astros snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
The game was tied at 1 when Gonzalez launched his homer about 10 rows into the stands in right field to start Houston's third. Gonzalez, who bats ninth, hit just four home runs in 80 games last season and has three in 16 this year.
Houston got an insurance run when Hisashi Iwakuma (2-1) hit Justin Maxwell with a pitch with the bases loaded later in that inning.
Norris (3-2) allowed a season-high eight hits in five innings, but was much better than last time out, when he yielded six runs in 2-3 innings.
Houston closer Jose Veras pitched a perfect ninth for his second save in three opportunities.
Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11, but the six hits he gave up were also the most he's allowed this year. It's his first loss since September 14, and breaks a career-best five ga...
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MLB News: The Houston Astros recalled outfielder Robbie Grossman on Wednesday from Triple-A Oklahoma City. He replaces Justin Maxwell who is on the disabled list with an injured hand.
Fantasy Ramifications: Grossman has no fantasy value in full-league formats. While he can have some in AL only leagues, it isn’t enough to warrant dropping someone with promise. Keep Grossman on...
MLB News: The Houston Astros recalled pitcher Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City while optioning pitcher Brett Oberholtzer to the same Houston affiliate on Monday. Cisnero gets the luxurious job of mop-up duty while Oberholtzer should get another chance before long to be back in the majors.
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither Cisnero or Oberholtzer holds any fantasy baseball value...
Houston Astros center fielder Justin Maxwell was hit in the
left hand during last night’s contest against the Seattle Mariners. While a run
scored following the HBP, the pitch also fractured the fifth metacarpal on
Maxwell’s hand, according to Brian T. Smith of The Houston Chronicle.
Maxwell was disappointed by the injury, but he told
reporters that he expects to...
Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno and Brandon Laird homered, Lucas Harrell pitched seven innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-3 on Wednesday.
The Astros took two of three in the series, and four of their seven wins this season have come against the Mariners, their new AL West foe. Seattle and Miami are the only teams without a series win this season.
Mariners vs. Astros Game 1 Preview
Happy Felix Day folks!
Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (1-2, 2.20 ERA) vs. Astros RH Brad Peacock (1-1, 5.27)
Things have to turn around. The Mariners have struck out 63 times over their last five games. Houston won two of three games in Seattle earlier this month, and scored 24 runs in the victories.
The Astros are at the bottom of the...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer When Houston's Marwin Gonzalez broke up Yu Darvish's perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning April 2, the first question many asked was: Who is Marwin Gonzalez?
Three weeks later, Gonzalez is showing he's no one-hit wonder. The shortstop - who bats ninth - entered Thursday hitting...
Game 3 Mariners vs. Astros Preview
Time for the series clincher! The biggest matchup thus far this season. The turning point! Have I built it up enough?
Half of the Houstons victories have come against Seattle. The Astros look to beat the visiting Mariners for the fourth time this season when the teams conclude a three-game series on Wednesday.
Mariners LH Joe Saunders...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox responded to a good old-fashioned beatdown by bouncing back and grinding out a 6-5 win over the Athletics on Wednesday. Now, the Sox’ focus turns to the Astros, who arrive at Fenway Park on Thursday for the start of a four-game set.
Houston, in its first year in the American League West, figures to have a difficult season ahead. The Astros are a very young...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Thursday, April 25 @ 6:35 PM
Philip Humber, RHP (0-4, 6.63) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-0, 0.90)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Friday, April 26 @ 7:10 PM
Erik Bedard, LHP (0-1, 6.17) vs Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-2, 3.38)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...