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Astros beat Cubs in matchup of 100-loss teams

CHICAGO (AP) -- Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings, Jason Castro homered and the Houston beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 Tuesday night in a matchup of 100-loss teams. The season-ending series between NL Central clubs marks the first meeting of 100-loss team in the majors since 1962, when the Cubs played the New York Mets. Houston (55-106) threw its third straight shutout and won...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs two-hit by Astros to reach 100 losses

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs got their 100th loss of the season when Lucas Harrell threw six shutout innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-0 win Monday night. Four Houston pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Fernando Martinez homered for the third consecutive game. The Astros avoided their franchise-record 107th loss in the opener of their final series in the National...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros rookies in Speedos on road trip

Stros in Speedos was the name of the game in rookie hazing for the Houston Astros this week. Astros rookies wore Speedos, swim caps and goggles on a bus trip from Milwaukee to Chicago. Judging by their Twitter accounts, some players even enjoyed it. "Great way to end season," rookie pitcher Jordan Lyles wrote on Twitter. "Now... It's speedo time!" Lyles even...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lyles helps Astros eliminate Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jordan Lyles pitched his first major league shutout and hit his first home run as the Houston Astros beat Milwaukee 7-0 on Sunday, eliminating the Brewers from wild-card playoff contention. The Brewers, who reached the NL championship series last year, had surged since mid-August to get back into the postseason race. But the last-place Astros won two of three at...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans stay undefeated with win over Titans

HOUSTON (AP) -- Danieal Manning and Kareem Jackson returned interceptions for touchdowns and Matt Schaub threw two TD passes in the Houston Texans' 38-14 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Arian Foster had a touchdown run for the Texans (4-0), who continued the best start in club history. Titans quarterback Jake Locker left in the first quarter and did not return after...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Clark, Garcia lead Dynamo past Revolution

HOUSTON (AP) -- Ricardo Clark and Oscar Boniek Garcia scored in the second half to lead the Houston Dynamo to a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Houston (13-8-10) remained one point ahead of Columbus for the fifth and the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Houston extended its home unbeaten streak to 23 games, with the last home loss coming June...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Keuchel knocked around for 7 ER in loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marco Estrada struck out 11 in eight shutout innings, Corey Hart homered twice and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros 9-5 on Saturday night. The Brewers began the day barely in the playoff race, a year they reached the NL championship series. Any Milwaukee loss or St. Louis win would mean elimination. Hart drove in four runs to back Estrada (5-7), who...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Cougars trample Rice for 1st win of season

HOUSTON (AP) -- Charles Sims ran for three touchdowns as Houston defeated Rice 35-14 for its first win of the season Saturday afternoon in Reliant Stadium. Sims scored on a 3-yard run and a 47-yard run that put the Cougars up 28-0 in the third quarter. He would later make a 16-yard run for his third touchdown. David Piland was 26 of 43 for 361 yards and two touchdowns, including...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros top Brewers ace Gallardo

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Edgar Gonzalez allowed one hit before tiring in the sixth and Brett Wallace, Jason Castro and Jose Altuve all homered and the Houston Astros beat Yovani Gallardo for the first time in three seasons, dousing the Milwaukee Brewers' faint playoff hopes with a 7-6 victory Friday night. The win helped Houston avoid matching their franchise-worst loss total set last...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas to face tougher tests in Big 12 play

Mack Brown will try to convince his players they should be afraid of Oklahoma State, and he will try to do it by reminding them that beating Ole Miss is not the same as beating Oklahoma State. "We've had better personnel than the three teams we've played," Brown said. The implication is that this will no longer be the case. It might make for timely coaching...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL reaches tentative agreement with refs

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL and the referees' union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead. The NFL said it planned to have regular refs work Thursday night's Cleveland-Baltimore game. With Commissioner Roger Goodell at the table, the sides concluded two days of...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Norris, Astros blank Cards in home finale

HOUSTON (AP) -- Bud Norris pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since May 21, and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros avoided a sweep with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, who are vying for the second NL wild card, on Wednesday night. Norris (6-13) allowed two hits and struck out seven without a walk in 7 1-3 innings to snap a career-long 12-game losing...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

'Tough-guy' QB Schaub emerges for Texans

HOUSTON (AP) -- Matt Schaub found the rest of his left ear. "It's been recovered," Schaub said Wednesday. The Houston Texans quarterback took one for the team in Denver over the weekend, losing a chunk of his ear on a big hit by linebacker Joe Mays. He also tied his career high with four touchdown passes, outplaying Peyton Manning in a 31-25 victory. Schaub'...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

A&M, Arkansas meet as SEC foes for first time

Maybe all it's going to take for Texas A&M to start having some success against Arkansas again is for the game to have conference implications. The old Southwest Conference rivals have met in non-conference games at Cowboys Stadium each of the last three years, with Arkansas winning the trio of matchups. The teams, which first played each other in 1903, will play each...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State a mystery before Big 12 play

Saturday, when Texas comes to Stillwater, Okla., to take on Oklahoma State, maybe we'll finally learn something about the Cowboys, because so far, there have been few, if any answers. But the bad news is, the situation sets up win or lose even more questions. Oklahoma State has a pair of wins, a pair of quarterbacks and a loss. What they are, we know not yet. What they could...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Cards' win streak over Astros hits 10

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jaime Garcia pitched seven sharp innings and Jon Jay drove in two runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals improve their playoff chances with a 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The Cardinals won their fourth straight and extended their winning streak over the last-place Astros to a franchise-best 10 games. They also moved 4 games ahead of Milwaukee...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos' Mays suspended and fined

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays will be suspended for one game and fined 50,000 by the NFL for his hit on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub over the weekend. Mays drew a roughing-the-passer penalty for his third-quarter hit on Schaub, who lost part of his earlobe when his helmet flew off in a 31-25 win Sunday. As part of his suspension, Mays won...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Mays suspended and fined

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays will be suspended for one game and fined 50,000 by the NFL for his hit on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub over the weekend. Mays drew a roughing-the-passer penalty for his third-quarter hit on Schaub, who lost part of his earlobe when his helmet flew off in a 31-25 win Sunday. As part of his suspension, Mays won...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros no match for Lynn in loss to Cards

HOUSTON (AP) -- The last time reliever Fernando Rodriguez took over for an injured starter in the second inning he wound up getting a win for the Houston Astros. On Monday night he didn't come out of the tough situation nearly as well. Lance Lynn pitched seven innings to earn his 17th win, rookie Pete Kozma hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals strengthened their...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros partner with Quad Cities

HOUSTON, TX The Houston Astros announced today that the club has signed a two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced. The agreement partners the two franchises through the 2014 season and marks their second affiliation. Houston was the Major League affiliate of Quad Cities from 1993...
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Dynamo fall to Union

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Freddy Adu scored twice and the Philadelphia Union beat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 on Sunday to snap an eight-game winless streak and avoid dropping out of playoff contention. Adu opened the scoring in the 28th minute, and gave Philadelphia (8-14-6) a 2-1 lead on a penalty kick in the 50th. Josue Martinez added his first MLS goal, connecting in the 70th minute....
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Schaub says he lost part of ear after big hit

If the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos were considered a battle of heavyweights on Sunday, then the Broncos would be Mike Tyson and the Texans, well, Evander Holyfield. Early in the third quarter, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was hit by Broncos linebacker Joe Mays, who viciously took him down. The hit was so hard that Schaub's helmet was ripped from his head ... along...
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September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Schaub outduels Manning, Texans move to 3-0

DENVER (AP) -- Matt Schaub outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday, throwing four touchdown passes against a confused Denver defense to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-25 victory over the Broncos. Schaub finished 17 for 30 for 290 yards to help Houston move to 3-0 for the first time in franchise history. Six days after throwing three interceptions in the first quarter of a loss to Atlanta...
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September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates snap 5-game skid with win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- A.J. Burnett allowed one run in eight innings for his 16th win, and Josh Harrison tied a career high with four hits to jumpstart Pittsburgh's offense in an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday to avoid a sweep. The win snapped a five-game skid for the Pirates, who at 75-77 are in danger of posting their 20th straight losing season, which would extend their major North...
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September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 6 Oklahoma upended by No. 15 K-State

NORMAN, Okla Late in the fourth quarter with Kansas State trying to run out the clock and get out of town, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein gained 5 yards when he needed 3. On the other side of the field, Oklahoma never quite did get what it needed from its quarterback. So it goes this season for Oklahoma and its record-setting quarterback Landry Jones. So it went Saturday...
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September 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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