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HOUSTON (AP) Brett Oberholtzer allowed two hits in six innings and a Houston Astros split squad beat Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz 2-0 Saturday night in the opener of a two-game exhibition series against the Mexican League club at Minute Maid Park.

The 2014 Houston Astros at Their Best

The Houston Astros are in the midst of a rebuild and no one has any expectation of the team making the playoffs. Bryan has already touched on where the Astros are expected to improve over their 51-111 2013 season, but no one wants to watch a 68-win team. How can the Astros possibly contend for a playoff spot or a World Series ring? Jeff Sullivan’s article at Fangraphs on the Marlins...

Nolan Ryan to throw out first pitch to Craig Biggio for Astros opener

Astros legends will be part of the Opening Day first pitch ceremonyCredit: Nick de la Torre / Houston Chronicle While the Houston Astros team on the field is definitely built for the future, the teams ownership and management is giving a nod to the past.  After bringing Nolan Ryan back as a special adviser to his son, team President Reid Ryan, he has been tapped to throw out the...

When it comes to trade deadline, this year’s different for Astros

At both trade deadlines during general manager Jeff Luhnow’s tenure, the Astros may as well have posted an open-for-business sign at Minute Maid Park: “Have parts, will sell.” The shop might only have part-time hours this summer. In 2014, Luhnow plans to be more reserved when it comes to trading veterans for prospects. For one, he needs to keep fans interested and see improvement...

George Springer: Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleeper

  Who is George Springer? I don’t think there’s a more controversial prospect in the minor leagues than the Astros’ George Springer. One one hand the immense talent he has is plain to see. He batted .303 in 135 games last season between AA and AAA, in the process hitting 37 home runs and stealing 45 [...]

Appel pitches Astros to 6-1 win over Veracruz

HOUSTON (AP) Mark Appel, the top pick in last year's draft, pitched three scoreless innings in his first spring training start to help the Houston Astros beat Mexican League team Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz 6-1 on Sunday in their exhibition finale.

Astros slam Rangers 13-6 for Alamodome sweep

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jesus Guzman and George Springer hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, Jonathan Meyer had a grand slam in the fifth and the Houston Astros rolled to a 13-6 victory over the Texas Rangers in the Alamodome on Saturday.

Carter homers, Astros top Rangers 6-5 in Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Chris Carter hit a three-run homer to lead the Houston Astros over the Texas Rangers 6-5 in the Alamodome on Friday night.
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