Sox Split First Two Games of Series with Astros

The Red Sox came home to Fenway to face off with the AL leading Houston Astros.  The Sox had Justin Masterson on the mound on Friday and Clay Buchholz on the mound for the game on the 4th of July.  The Sox will look to the final game on Sunday to hopefully take the series. Friday’s Mini Recap: In Friday’s game Justin Masterson struggled out of the gate and wasn’t able to...
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Pablo Sandoval falls into Astros dugout after catching foul ball (Video)

Pablo Sandoval fell into the Houston Astros dugout after catching a foul ball during Saturday's Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park."Kung Fu Panda" chased down Preston Tucker's foul popup and couldn't stop his momentum from carrying him over the railing. Astros pitcher Vincent Velasquez was accidentally kicked in the face by Sandoval, but he was OK afterwards.  Here's another angle...
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Watch: Pablo Sandoval falls over railing during catch

This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — Don’t mistake this Panda for being clumsy. He’s acrobatic, if anything. Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval tumbled over the railing and into the visitors’ dugout at Fenway Park while making a great catch in the fourth inning of Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros. The grab drew a standing ovation and...
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Red Sox, Astros Wear USA-Themed Uniforms For Fourth Of July (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox celebrated the Fourth of July in style. Both the Red Sox and Houston Astros wore USA-inspired uniforms Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park in honor of America’s birthday. Each team sported unique hats and donned jerseys that featured stars in the numbers and an Old Glory patch on the right sleeve. Stars &...
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Astros’ first base-DH surplus now helps cover George Springer injury

The Houston Astros have been the surprise of the 2015 season, building the best record in the AL and a five-game lead in their division. As we approach the All-Star break, the big question hovering over this team is whether or not they’re “for real,” can maintain this level of performance and get to their first postseason in 10 years. A significant reason for the Astros’...
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WATCH: Houston Astros Pull Off the Double Steal (including steal of home) Against the Boston Red Sox

One of the first things I learned playing little league was that when there were runners at the corners the guy at first could almost walk to second and complete the steal. If the catcher did try to make the throw to second the guy on third would score. So when I saw that the Houston Astros had pulled off a double steal (second and home) in the tenth inning I was a little surprised...
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Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Hits Home Run in First Game at Fenway

When the news broke that people from the Cardinals organization had hacked in to computers belonging to the Houston Astros we learned that the Astros had been in talks with the Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton, but decided not to pull the trigger.Crazy, right? Well--the Marlins supposedly wanted George Springer and Carlos Corea. So they pretty much wanted the future of the...
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Boston Red Sox: Houston Astros Score 4 In 10th For 12-8 Marathon Win Over Sox

The Boston Red Sox (37-45) came into the game winning five of the last seven games, but ran into a relentless Houston Astros (48-34) squad that punched the Sox in the gut to the tune of 4 runs in the 10th inning, taking home a 12-8 win. 
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Napoli error leads to 4-run 10th as Astros beat Red Sox 12-8

BOSTON (AP) First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker's hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Jose Altuve had three hits and two RBIs for the AL West-leading Astros, who won after wasting...
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RHP Straily recalled from Triple-A; RHP Feliz to Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) The Houston Astros recalled Dan Straily, Friday night's starting pitcher, from Triple-A Fresno for their game against the Boston Red Sox. To make room, the team optioned right-hander Michael Feliz to Fresno. On Thursday, outfielder George Springer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right wrist. Outfielder Alex Presley was selected from Fresno to...
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Red Sox-Astros Odds: Boston Favored Over Red-Hot Houston In Weekend Clash

The Boston Red Sox will be gunning for a third straight series win when they kick off a three-game holiday weekend set with the Houston Astros on Friday as -125 moneyline betting favorites at sports books monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox kept pace in the tight American League East race by taking three of four from the Blue Jays in Toronto this past week. A 12-6 win over the...
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MLB Quick Hits: Astros' Springer to miss at least six weeks

We noted George Springer's injury in this space Thursday, but it's more serious than originally thought. Springer's right wrist is broken, not bruised. According to the Astros' website, "the six-week mark would be the soonest (GM Jeff) Luhnow imagines the club would clear Springer to resume baseball activities." If that's the case, we shouldn't expect to see Springer on the field...
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Blind Resumes: A Fascinating Keuchel Comp

We all have biases about certain players whether we like to admit it or not. One way to combat this is to take a player’s name away from the numbers before you decide just how much fantasy value they have. I sat down and analyzed a pair of hitters and pitchers and summarized my findings. Player BABIP LD% HR/FB Hard% GB/FB Player A .294 25.2 14.7 32.6 0.61 Player B .285 23.1 8.5...
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Red-hot June nets Astros' Correa Rookie of the Month honors

In a development that really shouldn't shock a lot of people, Houston Astros youngster Carlos Correa was named the AL's Rookie of the Month for June on Thursday.  Correa, 20, made his debut with the Astros on June 8, and he has yet to really 'struggle' on either side of his game. So far, he's had great success stealing bases, hitting booming home runs and playing solid defense,...
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Spring(er) Break

George Springer will miss six weeks with a broken wrist. I find in these times of sadness it's best to turn to the ones you love, your family. But it's also important to not forget why you were sad either, so you don't lose perspective. So print out pictures of Springer's face and paste them to your wife, kids and dog's faces. See, aren't you glad you have family. It's that...
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Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

HOUSTON (AP) The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts. The investigation is likely several months old, with much of the computer forensics work likely already complete, said Philip Hilder, a Houston criminal defense attorney and...
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Astros-Red Sox Preview

The Houston Astros had little time to enjoy a sweep of the AL leaders before learning they'd open a road swing without their leadoff man and top defensive outfielder. With George Springer sidelined for an extended period, the Astros look to keep rolling with their fifth consecutive victory Friday night against the resurgent Boston Red Sox. After hitting .207 over his first 38 games...
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Cardinals fire scouting director Chris Correa, reportedly over Astros hack

The St. Louis Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa, a team lawyer said Thursday. Correa’s termination is due to the man admitting to hacking the Houston Astros’ information database, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Cardinals would not say why Correa was fired. The former scouting director’s lawyer did issue a statement: “Mr. Correa...Read More
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Cardinals fire scouting director in hacking scandal fallout

Remember when the narrative surrounding the saga of St. Louis Cardinals staffers hacking a Houston Astros database was “well, it must have been a low level member of the front office”? Well, that narrative has been turned on its head – according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa in relation to the hacking incident. That’s...
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Continuing Their Miraculous Season, Astros Tickets Still Offering Tremendous Value Through July

The Houston Astros have been one of the more pleasant surprises thus far in the 2015 MLB season, as they’ve ascended the ranks of the AL West division and are in position to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2005. All of this, after everyone thought they were still another year or two away from simply being a contender. Houston has received excellent starting...
Via Baseball Essential
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Astros' Springer headed to 15-day DL with broken right wrist

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right wrist. Springer was injured when he was hit on the wrist by a 95 mph fastball thrown by Edinson Volquez in the fifth inning of Houston's win over Kansas City on Wednesday night. It's a blow for the first-place Astros, who count Springer as their best outfielder...
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Houston Astros’ George Springer likely heading to disabled list

The Houston Astros have the best record in the American League and are coming off a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, who currently lead the AL Central.  But an off-day on Thursday has the club worrying about the health of their leadoff hitter George Springer. Springer was forced to leave Wednesday night’s 6-5 win over the Royals after being hit on his right wrist by a Edinson...
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Kansas City Royals Get Swept by the Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX – JULY 01: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Kansas City Royals waits on the mound in the first inning during their game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) After dropping the first two games of this series by scores of 6-1 and 4-0, the Royals were again beat by the Astros completing the...
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Dan Straily to make Astros debut Friday vs. Red Sox

The Houston Astros obtained right-hander Dan Straily in the off-season in the trade that brought Luis Valbuena to Houston and sent Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs, but he hasn't yet suited up with the Astros...until now.  The club announced on Wednesday that Straily will be called up in time to pitch on Friday night at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. Straily is filling...
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Wrist injury likely sending Astros' Springer to DL

The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday, wrapping up an impressive three-game sweep of the AL's top club - but it came with a price. Dynamic outfielder George Springer left the game after being hit in the wrist by an Edinson Volquez offering and suffering what the club called a 'wrist contusion'.  After the game, manager A.J. Hinch told Jose de Jesus Ortiz...
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