HOUSTON ASTROS NEWS

Battle atop AL West: Altuve's 5 RBI lead Astros past Angels

  Jose Altuve had a career-high five RBI to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night in a game between the top teams in the American League West. The Astros, who entered the day a game behind the Angels in the standings, fell behind by three early before tying it up with a three-run second inning featuring a two-run homer by Chris Carter...
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Altuve's career-best 5 RBIs lead Astros over Angels 10-5

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve had a career-high five RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night in a game between the top teams in the American League West. Altuve had an RBI single in the second, drove in two runs in the fourth inning and tacked on another two with a double in Houston's four-run sixth to make it 10-5. He finished with...
Via AP on Fox
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Houston Astros DH Evan Gattis the Most Unlikely Player to Have Seven Triples in a Season

Evan Gattis had one triple to his name entering the 2015 season. After Tuesday night's game against  the Los Angeles Angels the big man now has seven for the season. So why is he the most unlikely player to have seven triples this season? He has the power so it is not like he is incapable of killing the ball. So what is it?The man is 6'4" and 260 pounds and looks like a big rambling...
Via FatManWriting
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Report: Houston Astros are making a strong effort for Cole Hamels

With the MLB Trade Deadline only being three days away, the Houston Astros are still in the bidding war for Philadelphia Phillies’ ace pitcher Cole Hamels. Last night, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported that the Astros are making a big push for Hamels and tonight FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal adds that Houston is making a strong effort for him. Additional confirmation tonight that...
Via Total Sports Live
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WATCH: Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Now Leads All AL Short Stops With Ninth Home Run of the Season

When Carlos Correa hit his ninth home run of the season in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night he took over the AL lead for home runs by a short stop. Big deal, right? Well--when you consider that he has only played in 42 games and the two guys now tied for second have played in 93 and 99 games it becomes a lot more impressive.Oh--and he's only 20. The future...
Via FatManWriting
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels vs. Astros vs. Showdown

For the first time this season, the Angels and Astros face off with the Angels as the team leading the division. They also enter this showdown with both teams having made a big trade deadline move. Houston got Scott Kazmir and the Angels got… Shane Victorino, David Murphy and David DeJesus. OK, maybe “big” is an exaggeration for the Angels, but add them all together and you...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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Angels OF Trout out against Houston with wrist injury

HOUSTON (AP) Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros because of an injured left wrist. The All-Star center fielder was hurt attempting to make a diving catch in the fourth inning on Sunday but stayed in the game and later hit a grand slam. Trout leads the majors with 31 homers and is hitting .315 with 64 RBIs. Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
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Prospects learn quickly about tricks of the trade deadline

Each summer, teams, media and fans are consumed by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. "Buyers" try to shore up their bench or rotation, while "sellers" shed assets with an eye on the future. But what happens to the prospects involved in those mega-deals? When Athletics general manager Billy Beane scratched his incessant itch to deal on July 23, pitcher Scott Kazmir was sent to...
Via Fox Sports
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Houston Astros trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Houston Astros acquired Scott Kazmir July 23rd, and now they have reportedly called the Philadelphia Phillies and asked about Cole Hamels. The Astros are looking to create a dominant pitching staff for years to come. Dallas Keuchel will be arbitration eligible in 2016 and will be a free agent in 2019, and if they acquire Hamels, he is signed until 2018 with an option for 2019...
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Royals’ PA System Cuts Out; Fans Finish Singing National Anthem (Video)

Sometimes, mistakes can lead to pretty incredible moments. That’s what happened Saturday in Kansas City before the Royals’ game with the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium. Apparently, the Kauffman Stadium public address system went down, and it did so at the worst possible time — during the national anthem. Royals fans didn’t miss a beat, however, as they jumped in to finish...
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Hinch on Astros' showdown series with Angels: 'It's going to be fun'

On Tuesday night, the Houston Astros will host the Los Angeles Angels in the first of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park. Houston enters the series one game behind the Angels for first place in the AL West.The Astros are fully aware of the context of this matchup, which is still pretty important even if it's not quite August. Speaking with David Barron of the Houston Chronicle...
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More Ratings: Houston Astros, MLB on ESPN, NASCAR Xfinity

Local ratings for the Houston Astros are building by the month. In other news, ESPN scored its second-largest Wednesday Night Baseball audience of the season, and NBC tied the season’s third-highest Xfinity Series overnight. Astros Ratings Rising By the Month Through Thursday, Root Sports Houston has averaged a 2.4 rating for Astros Major League Baseball [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
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Houston Astros cancel Taylor Swift on would-be playoff date; "in thick" of Cole Hamels talks

View image | gettyimages.com In the 2008 World Series, Taylor Swift sang the national anthem at Citizens Bank Park before her hometown team and Cole Hamels. The Houston Astros in 2015 find themselves in the thick of Taylor Swift, Cole Hamels, and the playoffs. That is because the Astros are...
Via Philliedelphia
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Taylor Swift concert date changed in case Astros make playoffs

Today, I offer a mea culpa to the Houston Astros. Roughly two months after the 2014 MLB season ended, I found it downright hilarious that the Astros had booked a Taylor Swift concert at Minute Maid Park on a date that would fall in the middle of the MLB playoffs. The tentative date for the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Angels-Astros Preview

Mike Trout has put up MVP numbers since the Los Angeles Angels sent Houston home just over a month ago, and the Angels have overtaken the Astros for the AL West lead. He's never been much of a threat at Minute Maid Park, but that could change Tuesday night as the Angels begin a three-game series with hopes of grabbing a firmer hold on the division. Trout has batted .371 with a 1...
Via AP on Fox
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Astros bump Taylor Swift to prepare for postseason run

So remember back in December 2014 when Taylor Swift announced all the tour dates for her 1989 tour, and the Houston Astros sent out a tweet saying that the date was subject to change due to an Astros' postseason run. Remember when everybody (Ok, it was me) made fun of the Astros because nobody thought it was likely they would make such a run. Well, jokes on me, because Monday, the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Astros' playoff chances force Taylor Swift to reschedule Minute Maid park gig

Prior to the 2015 season, the phrase 'Houston Astros playoffs' elicited nothing than snickers and snark, the Internet's principal currency. And yet, it's July 27 and the Astros enter play Monday 55-45, a game back of the Los Angeles Angels for first place in the AL West and forcing pop star Taylor Swift to change her concert schedule around.This is the world we live in in 2015,...
Via Fox Sports
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Astros move up Taylor Swift concert for possible playoff run

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have shaken off Taylor Swift's original tour date at Minute Maid Park in case of a playoff run. The Astros announced on Monday that they'd moved up the date of the Grammy Award-winning singer's show in Houston from Oct. 13 to Sept. 9. Houston, which hasn't been to the postseason since 2005, wasn't expected to contend entering this season. But the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Swift’s October Houston Concert Rescheduled With Astros In Playoff Hunt

Wanna know how serious the Houston Astros’ playoff push is getting? It’s getting Taylor Swift serious. The Astros signaled they’re in it to win it Friday when they traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir. However, the real indicator that the Astros have their sights set on October has to do with a little bit of schedule tinkering at Minute Maid Park. The Astros announced...
Via NESN.com
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Astros’ playoff push prompts rescheduling of Taylor Swift

The Houston Astros have not only surprised the rest of the baseball world with their arguably improbable run to the playoffs this season: They may have even surprised themselves. How else can it be explained that the team allowed a Taylor Swift concert to be scheduled at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 13, smack dab...Read More The post Astros’ playoffs push prompts rescheduling of Taylor...
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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker -- Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday and basked in the spotlight one more time with at least 40,000 fans cheering from the sun-drenched field beyond...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
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The Astros actually rescheduled that Taylor Swift concert

Remember back in December, when everyone had a good laugh about the Astros saying that an October Taylor Swift concert could be rescheduled in the event of a playoff game? Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at #MMP is subject to change if it conflicts with an #Astros postseason home game. — Houston Astros (@astros) December 11, 2014 On Monday, the Astros announced...
Via The Outside Corner
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The Astros actually rescheduled that Taylor Swift concert

Remember back in December, when everyone had a good laugh about the Astros saying that an October Taylor Swift concert could be rescheduled in the event of a playoff game? Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at #MMP is subject to change if it conflicts with an #Astros postseason home game. — Houston Astros (@astros) December 11, 2014 On Monday, the Astros announced...
Via Bloguin Best
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Astros great Biggio inducted into Hall of Fame

Twenty seasons with the Houston Astros brought Craig Biggio the ultimate honor Sunday afternoon as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  With 45,000 fans attending the ceremony in Cooperstown, New York - many of whom were wearing No. 7 Astros jerseys - Biggio became the first Houston major-leaguer to achieve baseball's top honor, entering the Hall along with pitching...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four unique players -- Biggio, Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz -- enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio basked in the moment, with at least 40,000 fans cheering them one more time. Many waved Dominican flags for one of their own. Martinez joined former Giants great...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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