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Twins can't contain Fiers, lose 4-1 to Astros

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. Fiers (2-0) struck out five while surrendering one run, on a bases-loaded double-play grounder hit by Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. He left two on with none...
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Twins can't contain Fiers, lose 4-1 to Astros

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. Fiers (2-0) struck out five while surrendering one run, on a bases-loaded double-play grounder hit by Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. He left two on with none...
Via Fox Sports North
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Fiers follows no-no with another win, 4-1 over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins. Fiers (2-0) struck out five while surrendering one run, on a bases-loaded double-play grounder hit by Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. He left two on with none...
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Astros place catcher Jason Castro on DL with quad strain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Houston Astros have put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle. Catcher Max Stassi was recalled from Triple-A Fresno for the game Saturday at Minnesota. Castro was hurt running out a double the night before against the Twins. Hank Conger will take over behind the plate for the AL West leaders, with Stassi backing...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quotes of the Week

“I have never done anything to offend anyone.” -- Curt Schilling “Shut up! Shut up!” -- Carlos Gomez “This team doesn't handle 16 games in a row very well, let's put it that way.” -- Brian Cashman “I’m not a fan of Hitler.” -- Donald "I don't have a racist bone in my body." -- Curt Schilling
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
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Preview: Twins vs. Astros

Mike Fiers got a much-deserved week off after becoming the first Houston pitcher in almost 22 years to throw a no-hitter. After allowing no earned runs in his previous two starts, Fiers returns to the hill looking to help the visiting Astros keep the Minnesota Twins from continuing their surge Saturday night. Until his career-high 134-pitch, no-hit performance last Friday against...
Via Fox Sports North
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Preview: Twins vs. Astros

Mike Fiers got a much-deserved week off after becoming the first Houston pitcher in almost 22 years to throw a no-hitter. After allowing no earned runs in his previous two starts, Fiers returns to the hill looking to help the visiting Astros keep the Minnesota Twins from continuing their surge Saturday night. Until his career-high 134-pitch, no-hit performance last Friday against...
Via AP on Fox
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Preview: Twins vs. Astros

Mike Fiers got a much-deserved week off after becoming the first Houston pitcher in almost 22 years to throw a no-hitter. After allowing no earned runs in his previous two starts, Fiers returns to the hill looking to help the visiting Astros keep the Minnesota Twins from continuing their surge Saturday night. Until his career-high 134-pitch, no-hit performance last Friday against...
Via Fox Sports North
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Quietly Grinding It Out

The first place and very talented Los Angeles Dodgers arrived at the Juice Box with the skilled arms of Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw prepared to punish my boys in orange. Me, I gotta say I was concerned. My mighty mighty Stros had just split a series with the lowly Rays and honestly didn’t even look half mighty doing it. Greinke and Kershaw are among the elite dealers in the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rookies Sano, Correa out for opener between Astros and Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A showdown between two of the top rookies in the American League will have to wait. Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano were both scratched from the series opener on Friday night because of hamstring injuries. Correa missed his second straight game with a strained left hamstring. Astros manager A.J. Hinch says Correa was...
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Twins vs. Astros preview

A lethal combination of power and speed has helped the Houston Astros to what could be their best season in over a decade. It's their starting pitching, however, that is most responsible for their run of success lately. Scott Kazmir will try to continue an impressive run by Houston's starters Friday night when the AL West leaders open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins...
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Twins vs. Astros preview

A lethal combination of power and speed has helped the Houston Astros to what could be their best season in over a decade. It's their starting pitching, however, that is most responsible for their run of success lately. Scott Kazmir will try to continue an impressive run by Houston's starters Friday night when the AL West leaders open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros hope Springer can start rehab stint soon

There's a little over a month left in the regular season and the Houston Astros still don't have outfielder George Springer back in action. He's been working diligently toward getting back on the field, and it could happen soon. In fact, Houston could send Springer out on a rehab outing as soon as this weekend. That's according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, who quoted manager A.J...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Correa makes plays everywhere - even at the Minnesota State Fair (PHOTO)

Carlos Correa really CAN do it all.Not only does he make amazing defensive plays look easy and be an offensive threat for the firs-tplace Houston Astros at only 20 years of age, but he's apparently also good at carnival games. On Thursday night, Correa posted a picture on his Twitter account showing off his skills at the Minnesota State Fair. He and a friend spent the day at the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Twins Preview

A lethal combination of power and speed has helped the Houston Astros to what could be their best season in over a decade. It's their starting pitching, however, that is most responsible for their run of success lately. Scott Kazmir will try to continue an impressive run by Houston's starters Friday night when the AL West leaders open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel Contract Extension Could Prove Difficult

Dallas Keuchel’s continued progress into an ace is one of the major reasons Houston is contending earlier than anyone predicted. After a good year in 2014, he is a Cy Young candidate and perhaps front-runner for the first place Houston Astros. The right-hander recently expressed interest in a contract extension, and Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow provided a stock response...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gattis happy to be healthy - and hitting - for Astros

Prior to the 2015 season, Evan Gattis' career high in games played was 108 (set in 2014 with the Atlanta Braves). However, he's managed to stay mostly healthy in his first year with the Houston Astros, as Wednesday afternoon's win over the New York Yankees was his 121st game of the year.  He celebrated his health by cracking two more home runs in the Astros' 6-2 win, and the second...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

With roster expansion around the corner, Astros considering their options

When rosters expand from 25 to 40 on September 1, teams in contention will be looking to maximize their depth as they try to juggle the rigors of a postseason push with making sure their everyday players aren't burnt out. The Houston Astros, who currently have a somewhat comfortable five and a half game lead in the AL West over the Texas Rangers, will be dipping into their rich...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis Hits Two Home Runs To Lead Houston Astros Over Yankees For 71st Win

Hump Day was a good day for Evan Gattis and the Houston Astros. Led by a pair of home runs hit by Gattis the Astros beat the Yankees 6-2. It gave the team it's 71st win of the season, and gave them more wins than they had last season and the most since 2010 when they won 76 (a total they can surpass easily before the season is over).With two home runs Gattis is now tied for the league...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Toronto Blue Jays Owe Evan Gattis and Collin McHugh a Sixer of Beer

El Oso Blanco, known to his parents as Evan Gattis, laced a line drive home run just a couple of rows beyond the right field fence off of Michael Pineda in the top of the 2nd earlier today. Sure it’s a short porch in right at Yankee Stadium. We all know that, but Gattis is a right-handed batter, so the opposite field shot is still impressive. However, Gattis hit a bona fide bomb...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gattis homers twice as Astros beat Yankees, top last year's win total

  Evan Gattis hit two home runs, Collin McHugh excelled once again and the Houston Astros exceeded last season's win total, beating the New York Yankees 6-2 on Wednesday. The AL West leaders improved to 71-57, a year after going 70-92. With 34 games left on the schedule, the Astros already have achieved their best season since 2010. The Yankees have lost five of seven, a slide that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vivid Cabaret Strippers Offer to Help Yankees 'Forget' Their Awful Play

VIVID CABARET NEW YORK GIRLS WITNESS YANKEES LOSE 15-1 TO THE HOUSTON ASTROS, OFFER IMMEDIATE STRESS RELIEF Vivid Cabaret New York Girls Priscilla and Abby were at Yankee Stadium last night and watched in disbelief as the Yankees were routed by the Astros 15-1. New York, NY -- “I felt bad for the Yankees,” explained Vivid Cabaret NY girl Abby. “I’ve met so many of the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nitkowski: Carlos Gomez incident is much ado about nothing

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Astros' Hinch has strong case for AL Manager of the Year

A glance at the standings shows the Houston Astros still in control of the AL West, sporting a 70-57 record and a four and a half game lead over the Texas Rangers entering play Wednesday.The remarkable turnaround of the Astros is a fine reflection on the work of first-year manager A.J. Hinch, and should easily put him in the running for the American League's Manager of the Year Award...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Butthurt Yankees whine, clear bench after Carlos Gomez flies out

After Houston Astro Carlos Gomez gets emotional near home plate after making an out, the Astros and Yankees' benches clear - because the butthurt Yankees were upset Cargo was mad at himself. Couple of innings later, Gomez made sure not to upset Joe Girardi any further with displays of emotion. Electing instead to hit a 3-run home run for a 15-0 lead.Please follow us on Twitter for...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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