Found August 04, 2013 on Holdout Sports:
The Houston Astros may be the worst team in major league baseball, but that apparently isn't dampening the mood of the clubhouse. Case in point: Check out Astros infielders Jose Altuve and Jonathan Villar dancing like there's no tomorrow. No word as to why Altuve and Villar were in such a good mood, but it couldn't possibly have anything to do with the team's play on the field. H/T FTW. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Peacock to start for Astros on Sunday

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Astros 2, Red Sox 0

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Astros earn hard-fought victory versus Red Sox

Noticing that manager Bo Porter didn’t reach for the ball Astros lefthander Brett Oberholtzer appreciated the vote of confidence Monday night as he prepared to face the Red Sox’s Brandon Snyder with a man on third and a slim one-run lead in the seventh inning. Oberholtzer had dominated the team with the best record in baseball for most of the night and he was more than worthy...

Recap: Lackey strong but offense couldn't get past Oberholtzer

Despite another good start from John Lackey, the Red Sox offense could not figure out Brett Oberholtzer as the Astros shut out Boston, 2-0. Oberholtzer gave up four hits over seven shutout innings against the best run producing team in the Majors. The Sox offense had their chances and they were getting contact but it was plenty of pop ups as the Sox had 11 fly ball outs.Dustin Pedroia...

Game 114: Red Sox at Astros - Sox open road trip in Houston

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Boston Red Sox @ Houston Astros Pitching Matchups: 8/5-8/7

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How we see it goin' down: Red Sox - Astros series

First Pitch: Monday 8:10, Tuesday 8:10, Wednesday 8:10 Arms: Monday: John Lackey, RHP (7-8, 3.23 ERA) vs. Brett Oberholtzer, LHP (1-0, 3.77 ERA)   Tuesday: Steven Wright, RHP (2-0, 3.65 ERA) vs. Jordan Lyles, RHP (4-5, 4.91 ERA) Wednesday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (6-8, 4-58 ERA)  vs. Jarred Cosart, RHP (1-0, 0.96 ERA)                                    Yard...
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