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HOUSTON (AP) -- Travis Buck drove in two runs, Justin Maxwell homered in his Houston debut and the Astros rebounded from an early deficit thanks to sloppy defensive play by the Atlanta Braves in an 8-3 win on Monday night.
The loss drops Atlanta to 0-4 for the first time since losing 10 straight to open the 1988 season. The Astros are 3-1 after finishing last season with baseball's worst record.
Houston trailed 3-0 in the third before a trio of errors by the Braves, with two from third baseman Juan Francisco, led to three unearned runs and tied the game.
Astros starter J.A. Happ drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the fourth inning that made it 4-3. Pinch-hitter J.D. Martinez and Jose Altuve drove in a run each in the sixth to stretch the lead to 6-3.
Happ (1-0) allowed six hits and three runs with five strikeouts in six innings for the win.
Braves starter Brandon Beachy (0-1) allowed four hits and four runs -- one earned -- in five innings.
Maxwell, acquired f...
BEST OF MAXIM
HOUSTON- Nameplates are often last on the checklist in the frenzy of player transactions, thus while Justin Maxwell was sufficiently outfitted for his Astros debut and announced his arrival with a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning on Monday night at Minute Maid Park, the space next to the No. 22 above his locker remained blank afterward.
That logistical hazard did...
HOUSTON - Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, at a seasoned 33 years old, made the first opening-day start of his eight-year career on Friday night.
Right-hander Lucas Harrell made on Saturday just his third start with the Astros since being claimed off waivers from the White Sox last July.
Right-hander Bud Norris, who just three summers ago was the brash and cocky midseason call-up,...
I have been following Lisa's blog at Astros Dugout from a far for three years now. To put it very mildly, she is a fan and an analyst. To me she's the voice of Houston Astros baseball. I asked for her thoughts on a couple issues that pertain to fantasy and the actual game of baseball.1. Over or under 20 games started this season for Wandy Rodriguez as a member of the Astros...
The Houston Astros won their opening series with the Colorado Rockies. They won two of three games and did it with a long time formula for winners. They had some timely hits, but more importantly they had very good starting pitching.
Bud Norris was the sort of pitcher the Astros need him to be more consistently than he has been in the past on Sunday. He was able to last seven innings...
A Houston Astros fan made a great catch of a foul ball with two bare hands while near the right field foul pole during Saturday night's game at Minute Maid Park against the Colorado Rockies.
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It happened in the top of the eight inning when Rockies infielder Tyler Colvin hit a ball towards the right field corner that hooked foul. An...
After the Houston Astros had four errors in an Opening Day loss, manager Brad Mills stressed the importance of cleaning up their play.
Since then the Astros haven't had had error and have been taking advantage of their opponents miscues.
Travis Buck drove in two runs, Justin Maxwell homered in his Houston debut and the Astros rebounded from an early deficit thanks to sloppy...
Travis Buck drove in two runs, Justin Maxwell homered in his Houston debut and the Astros rebounded from an early deficit thanks to sloppy defensive play by the Atlanta Braves in an 8-3 win on Monday night.
The loss drops Atlanta to 0-4 for the first time since losing 10 straight to open the 1988 season. The Astros are 3-1 after finishing last season with baseball's worst record...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Brian Bogusevic drove in the go-ahead run after Jose Altuve scored on Jordan Pacheco's throwing error to tie it in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday.
Altuve singled with two outs in the eighth inning before J.D. Martinez hit sharp groundball that bounced off the glove of reliever Rex Brothers (0-1) for another single...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chipper Jones came off the disabled list and began his final season in the majors with a single and a two-run homer to help the Atlanta Braves get their first win of the season, 6-4 over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
The nearly 40-year-old Jones didn't look a bit rusty in his return after missing Atlanta's first four games following surgery on March...
Current Houston Astros farmhand and former Cotuit Kettleer Nick Tropeano's first outing for the Lexington Legends was simply outstanding. In five relief innings, he allowed just one run on 4 hits will striking out a remarkable ten batters. Nick was drafted by the Astros in the fifth round of last June's draft.