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HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros will make it official Sunday night when they face the Texas Rangers: They are an American League team -- after 50 years in the NL.
Houston has baseball's lowest payroll and is coming off consecutive 100-loss seasons. Things won't get any easier in the powerful AL West, though.
The Astros are optimistic they'll be much better than they were last season. Most everyone else figures it will be difficult for this team to avoid becoming the first team to lose at least 106 games in three straight seasons since the expansion Mets did it from 1962-65.
On Sunday night 28-year-old Bud Norris, Houston's highest-paid player with a 3 million salary, will become the team's fourth opening day starter in four years. He's looking to bounce back from a tough season where he went 7-13.
In the major league's first regular-season game, he'll face Texas left-hander and All-Star Matt Harrison, who went 18-11 in 2012 and signed a five-ye...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros has gotten the first hit of the 2013 major league baseball season.
Altuve singled off Matt Harrison of the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the first inning Sunday night. Houston hosted the opener, and 12 more games are scheduled for Monday.
The season began with Astros right-hander Bud Norris throwing a called strike to Ian Kinsler at 7:08 p.m....
The Houston Astros may lose 100 games this season but perhaps they found a player that can hit. J.J. Watt, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, put on a power display before the teams game on Friday.
Watt hit five home runs according to James Palmer of Comcast Sportsnet Houston. At one point he hit three in a row.
Hitting home runs is not unheard of for Watt as he played...
The Houston Astros make their move to the American League official after 50 years in the NL when they open the season against the Texas Rangers on Sunday night.
Houston has the league's lowest payroll and is coming off consecutive 100-loss seasons. The Astros get an early look at a member of their new division, the powerful AL-West.
The Astros are optimistic they'll be...
In news that should be as infuriating as it is laughable, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who likely will miss a good chunk of the 2013 regular season as he recovers from hip surgery he underwent in January, reportedly will earn more than the entire Houston Astros roster.
According to an AP report (via the Los Angeles Times), A-Rod is slated to earn approximately $29...
I feel like I was more excited for this season to start than I’ve been for any other previous in my lifetime. I’m not exactly sure why that is, but with the completion of tonight’s Opening Night game, I’m now just 1,991 innings away from completing my goal.
Opening Night 2013 was the Justin Maxwell show. He made a base-hit robbing catch of an Elvis Andrus liner...
The Astros have a new plan for their minor-league starters, and the regular season is set to kick off with a showdown in Texas.