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Justin Maxwell hit a two-run homer, Jose Altuve tied a career high with four hits and the Houston Astros got to St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia early before holding on for a 9-8 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.
The Astros scored four runs in the first inning and Maxwell's homer in the second stretched their lead to 6-1. Brian Bogusevic added a solo home run in the fourth and Chris Snyder drove in two runs for Houston.
Garcia (3-4) yielded five hits and the six runs tied his season high, set against the Astros earlier this season. The loss drops the left-hander to 0-5 in seven career starts against Houston. He has allowed at least three runs in each of those starts.
Houston starter Lucas Harrell (5-4) allowed eight hits and four runs - three earned - in six innings to improve to 4-0 in five home starts this season.
Adron Chambers drove in two runs with a one-out triple off David Carpenter in the ninth inning to get St. Louis within 9-6. That brought in closer Brett Mye...
BEST OF MAXIM
Now that the MLB 2012 draft is in the books, the sports community at large is still digesting the curveball that the Houston Astros threw at us all with their number one selection.
HOUSTON The cart got a wee bit ahead of the horse on Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park, but the bottom line remains the same: The Astros will sign their first-round pick, Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa, with a bonus that will assist the execution of their master plan.
Before first-year general manager Jeff Luhnow had the opportunity to summarize the Astros' initial...
It seems to me these are good times to be a Houston Astros fan.
No, these are not the best of times. Those are when you win, and the Astros are not winning. But this is the next best thing, which is anticipation. It is feeling that the good times are coming, but not yet feeling the angst of actually being in that moment, you know, with Brad Lidge on the mound and Albert Pujols...
The Astros have reached an agreement to sign the No. 1 overall pick in this week's draft, owner Jim Crane said on Wednesday. The deal that will make 17-year-old Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa an Astro will be completed Thursday provided that Correa passes a physical that he will undergo in Houston. Crane did not give a dollar value for the deal, but he strongly suggested...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Justin Maxwell hit a two-run homer, Jose Altuve tied a career high with four hits and the Houston Astros got to St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia early before holding on for a 9-8 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.
The Astros scored four runs in the first inning and Maxwell's homer in the second stretched their lead to 6-1. Brian Bogusevic added a solo home...
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Houston Astros selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Monday night, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico.
Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found a big-time bat for the middle of their lineup. He bested catcher Ramon...
While none of us really know whether Astros top draft pick Carlos Correa will develop into a super star player or even be a success in the major leagues, all of us can speculate. That is what I am going to do here and go over some of the possible positive ramifications of the club's selection of the 17-year-old Puerto Rican native.
His body is far advanced for a 17-year-old...
The Houston Astros have selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos
Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft, making him the
highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico.
The Houston Astros decided they weren’t going to pass on a talented shortstop with the top pick in the draft this time around.
Houston took Puerto Rican (or in the words of Bud Selig, Porto Rican) shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 draft pick on Monday night, apparently attempting to avoid the mistake it made the last time it picked first by taking Phil Nevin ahead of Derek...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso homered to back Adam Wainwright, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 4-3 Wednesday night.
Descalso's homer came in a three-run first inning and Craig connected in the third to make it 4-1. Craig also had an RBI single in the first.
Wainwright (5-6) yielded seven hits and three runs with eight strikeouts in 5 2...
Whether Shane Watson lives up to his draft billing, one thing is for sure – he won’t be a boring interview.
Watson, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound pitcher from Lakewood High School in Southern California, was the Phillies’ first selection in Monday’s first-year player draft.
He was chosen 40th overall, a supplemental pick.Phillies assistant general manager Marti Wolever compared...