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Royals' four-game winning streak snapped in Houston

HOUSTON -- Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. McCullers (4-2) allowed four hits and a run...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals' four-game winning streak snapped in Houston

HOUSTON -- Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. McCullers (4-2) allowed four hits and a run...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Altuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. McCullers (4-2) allowed four hits and a...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minor Accomplishments: Jon Homerton Returns

So he's not technically a prospect, but Jon Singleton returned to the majors on Friday after spending the first three months in Triple-A. Still just 23 years old, the slugging first baseman/designated hitter was on point in the minors to start the year - leading the Pacific Coast League in homers (17) and RBI (66!) while slashing .280/.387/.553 in 70 games with Fresno. Singleton...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros call up Jon Singleton from Triple-A

After placing relief pitcher Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, the Houston Astros called up their slugging first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple-A. For many Astros fans, this move could not sound any better. Qualls has been under a lot of scrutiny this season for his struggles out of the bullpen while the rest of the Astros relievers have been dominating. Meanwhile...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Singleton a victim of the Astros success

The Fresno Grizzlies’ Jon Singleton hit a home run last night, to end a home run drought that had been highly publicized. It was his first homer since May 24th, but the home run gave him 15 homers on the season, enough to lead the league. The focus on Singleton should be on how he has played during this home run drought. In his last ten games he is hitting .333 with the one home...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Finish off Seattle Mariners in Dominating Fashion

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 14: Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros beats the tag of catcher Jesus Sucre #2 of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on June 14, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) When the Houston Astros string some hits together and get men on base, they’re a tough team to beat. When they hit multiple home runs in a game...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros rough up Hernandez in 10-0 win over Seattle

HOUSTON (AP) Luis Valbuena, Jason Castro, Carlos Correa and Chris Carter all homered as the Houston Astros chased Felix Hernandez in the first inning to snap a season-high, seven-game skid in grand fashion with a 10-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Hernandez (9-3), who had allowed just seven runs on the road all season, was tagged for five hits and eight runs with...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How are the Houston Astros doing after 60 games?

The Houston Astros are 34-26 after 60 games and are in first place in the AL West, but their lead is down to two games entering Wednesday. The Texas Rangers are right behind them and are making a run to take that top spot away. If the Astros cannot get out of this rut they have been in as of late they will find themselves out of the division lead. The Astros are currently on a seven...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Singleton named PCL Player of the Month after hot May

Jon Singleton is still biding his time with Triple-A Fresno, having been optioned by the Houston Astros prior to Opening Day.Over the past month, though, Singleton has made quick work of Triple-A pitching, as evidenced by a monster 10-RBI game and other offensive heroics.As a result of his torrid month, Singleton was named the Pacific Coast League's Player of the Month on Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Blue Jays Preview

Manager A.J. Hinch is more shocked that Houston continues having trouble pushing runs across the plate than he is surprised that free-swinging Chris Carter is the Astros' hottest hitter. Scoring hasn't been much of an issue in recent meetings with the Toronto Blue Jays, though. Houston seeks an eighth straight victory over Toronto when it begins a six-game road trip Friday night...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance McCullers Dominates in Complete Game for Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 03: Lance McCullers #43 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch in the ninth inning during their game against the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park on June 3, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) “You guys want to talk about McCullers,” Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch asked, with a sly smile, to start his post-game press conference...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' McCullers fans 11, goes distance in win over Orioles

  When Houston manager A.J. Hinch visited Lance McCullers on the mound after he gave up a single with two outs in the ninth inning on Wednesday night against Baltimore, he hoped the rookie would say he had enough left to finish the game. "I went out wanting to leave him in and asked him how much he had left in his tank and he said he had plenty left," Hinch said. "And I told him...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

McCullers, Carter lead Astros over Orioles 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Lance McCullers allowed one run in a complete game, Chris Carter provided the offense with a pair of homers and the Houston Astros picked up another win, 3-1, over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. They are off to the best start in franchise history with an American League-best 34-20 record. Carter homered in the second and fifth innings and George Springer...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis and Chris Carter extend hitting streaks, provide offensive surge for Houston Astros

While the Houston Astros offense has not been hitting for great average this season, they are still putting runs on the board and racking up wins on a consistent basis. That said, with the recent offensive surge from power hitters Evan Gattis and Chris Carter, it would come as no surprise to see the Astros continue to win in the month of June. There may even be another lengthy winning...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

View image | gettyimages.com Even with Chris Carter hitting just .177 and playing first base everyday, the Houston Astros have won 30 games. They can't really move him to DH because Evan Gattis and his .218 BA are there. At least Gattis has 10 home runs and 30 RBI. Carter has 7 homers and 24 RBI. Jon Singleton is stuck dominating AAA pitching until the Astros figure something...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Feldman, Astros defeat Orioles 4-1

BALTIMORE (AP) Scott Feldman outpitched Chris Tillman, Chris Carter keyed a seventh-inning rally and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 13 games. Luis Valbuena had two hits and two RBIs for the Astros, who scored all their runs with two outs. Feldman (4-4) gave up one run and four hits in six innings against his former team....
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Preston Tucker’s Pinch-hit Home Run Lands Him in Houston Astros Record Book

Houston Astros first baseman Chris Carter (23) retrieves a ground ball he booted in time to throw out Detroit Tigers’ Tyler Collins at first base as Astros’ Jose Altuve (27) backs up the play during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) It took Preston Tucker all of 13 games to put himself in the Houston Astros record...
Via The Sports Journal
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros turn around the horn triple play

Now *this* is one way to get out of a first and second, none out jam – a 5-4-3 triple play! Check out what the Houston Astros pulled off on Saturday. Ian Kinsler smacked the ball over to Jonathan Villar at third, who stepped on the bag for out number one, fired it to Jose Altuve at second for out number two, who gunned it over to Chris Carter at first for out number three. This...
Via Bloguin Best
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Astros turn 5-4-3 triple play

After taking a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning the Tigers had runners at first and second with no outs trying to break the game open, but the rally was over just like that. Just your typical 5-4-3 TRIPLE PLAY. #Astros #Whiff pic.twitter.com/qFoBxA4SAC — #VoteAstros (@astros) May 23, 2015 Ian Kinsler smashed a grounder to Jonathan Villar at third, he stepped on the bag then relayed...
Via Baseball Essential
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter, Rasmus homer to back Hernandez as Astros beat A's

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus each hit two-run homers, Roberto Hernandez pitched six strong innings to help the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 6-4 on Tuesday night. Carter hit his homer off the facade in left in the second to give Houston a 2-0 lead, and Rasmus launched his homer to right in the eighth to extend the Astros' advantage to 5-2. Two batters after...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Tie for Best Start in Club History with Win Over Toronto Blue Jays

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 29: Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros scores ahead of the throw to Derek Norris #3 of the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park April 29, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Not since the late 90s and the glory days of Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, and Billy Wagner have the Houston Astros...
Via The Sports Journal
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros go deep to top Blue Jays, win 4th in row

  Chris Carter might be off to a slow start this season, but he knows he belongs in the Astros lineup. So does his manager. Carter reminded everyone else why on Saturday night, blasting a 3-run homer to help the Houston Astros rally past the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 for their fourth consecutive win. ''Tonight is a great illustration of why he belongs in the lineup,'' Houston manager...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter, Gonzalez, Gattis HR, Astros win 4th in row, top Jays

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter, Marwin Gonzalez and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. This is the latest point in a season the AL West-leading Astros have been in first place since May 22, 2004, when they topped the NL Central. At 24-13, Houston has its best 37-game start since 1999. Houston trailed...
Via AP on Fox
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Singleton collects 10 RBI in one game with Triple-A Fresno

Houston Astros first baseman/slugger Jon Singleton hasn't yet played with the big league club in 2015, but he's making a strong case for a promotion to the majors.On Wednesday night, Singleton set a Fresno franchise record with ten RBIs in the team's win over the Albuquerque Isotopes on the strength of a two-run single in the first inning, a grand slam in the second, a two-run homer...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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