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McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th, lifts Tigers over Astros

  James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday. McCann sent an 0-2 pitch from Tony Sipp (2-1) into the Tigers' bullpen, just beyond the reach of leaping left fielder Colby Rasmus. It was the second homer of his career. Alex Wilson (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Detroit...
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Tigers' Brad Ausmus compliments A.J. Hinch and his upstart Astros

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has strong ties to the Houston Astros - both in the past and in the present. In addition to playing in Houston from 2001-2008, Ausmus also spent time working with now-Astros manager A.J. Hinch for a few years in San Diego starting in 2010. The Astros began a four-game set in Detroit on Thursday by losing in extra innings. Before the game, Evan Drellich...
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McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th, sends Tigers over Astros

DETROIT (AP) James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 6-5 Thursday. McCann sent an 0-2 pitch from Tony Sipp (2-1) into the Tigers' bullpen, just beyond the reach of leaping left fielder Colby Rasmus. It was the second homer of his career. Alex Wilson (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros surprising, but can get better with prospects like Carlos Correa

We’ve now passed the 40-game mark for the 2015 MLB season. Between that and Memorial Day coming up on the calendar, it’s time to start wondering what is really happening, whether or not teams are past a hot start, a rough start or a fluky stage and have to be viewed seriously. At this point of the season, no team is getting more of the “Are they for real?” question than...
Via Bloguin Best
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros surprising, but can get better with prospects like Correa

We’ve now passed the 40-game mark for the 2015 MLB season. Between that and Memorial Day coming up on the calendar, it’s time to start wondering what is really happening, whether or not teams are past a hot start, a rough start or a fluky stage and have to be viewed seriously. At this point of the season, no team is getting more of the “Are they for real?” question...
Via The Outside Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collin McHugh is Doing his Part in the Houston Astros Rotation

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 27: Collin McHugh #31 of the Houston Astros pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 27, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Who would have guessed that over 40 games into the season that the Houston Astros would have the best record in the American League and only one...
Via The Sports Journal
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL-leading Astros roll into Comerica Park

The Houston Astros have reclaimed the AL's best record with their latest surge, and much of it has come without significant contributions from their top hitter. They'll try to get Jose Altuve going and keep rolling for Thursday's series opener against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park (noon pregame, 1:08 first pitch on FOX Sports Detroit). Houston (27-14) has won seven of eight...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Cruise to Victory Behind Dallas Keuchel

Houston Astros’ Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) The Houston Astros wrapped up their series against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon as ace Dallas Keuchel took the mound for the rubber game. Coming off of what would, by his standards, be...
Via The Sports Journal
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis grateful for manager A.J. Hinch's patience

Evan Gattis' early season struggles with the Houston Astros were well-documented. He took a while to get going with the bat - essentially the primary aspect of his skill set that made him an attractive trade target for Jeff Luhnow's front office. He has shown signs every so often of breaking out of that funk, however.  On Wednesday, Gattis turned a 1-1 tie into a 3-1 lead with a...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Tigers Preview

The Houston Astros have reclaimed the AL's best record with their latest surge, and much of it has come without significant contributions from their top hitter. They'll try to get Jose Altuve going and keep rolling for Thursday's series opener against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Houston (27-14) has won seven of eight while averaging 5.1 runs with 15 homers, including at...
Via AP on Fox
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Analyzing Lance McCullers MLB debut and expectations

The Houston Astros had one of their top prospects make his MLB debut, but his name was not Mark Appel. Lance McCullers Jr made his first MLB start Monday night in Houston. McCullers was promoted to Triple-A last week, but did not make a start before he was called up. The 21-year-old is the youngest Astro to make his debut since Jose Altuve broke into the majors in 2011. Lance McCullers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Home Run by Evan Gattis Breaks open tied Game for Houston Astros

VIERA, FL – MARCH 13: Evan Gattis #11 of the Houston Astros swings at a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium on March 13, 2015 in Viera, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Wednesday afternoon with the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics tied 1-1, Houston DH Evan Gattis took a 1-0 pitch for a...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keuchel improves to 6-0 as first-place Astros handle A's

  After six consecutive losing seasons, the Houston Astros are off to their best start ever. Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer to help Dallas Keuchel win his eighth consecutive decision, and the Astros kept rolling with a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Astros, who were baseball's worst team in three of the last four years, improved to an American League-best...
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Keuchel improves to 6-0

Former Arkansas pitcher Dallas Keuchel improved to 6-0 on the season Wednesday.
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1 day ago

Keuchel, Astros Shut Down Struggling Oakland Athletics

Pitching was the name of the game early on in today’s get-away day matinee between the Houston Astros (27-14) and the Oakland Athletics (14-28). Dallas Keuchel (6-0) put his perfect record on the line and didn’t disappoint in seven innings of work for the Astros. In those seven innings, Keuchel gave up one unearned run on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts. After the...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Springer transforms Astros' clubhouse into post-victory nightclub party zone

Everything is a party right now for the Houston Astros. After dispatching the Oakland A's 6-1 on Wednesday, the A.L. West-leading 'Stros now boast a record of 27-14, the best in the American League.  They also have a six-game lead on the second place Los Angeles Angels in the division and continue to smash home runs at a record pace. Oh, and Dallas Keuchel is a sterling 6-0 on the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keuchel solid again to help Astros over A's 6-1

HOUSTON (AP) Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer to help Dallas Keuchel earn his eighth straight win, and the Houston Astros kept rolling with a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Astros improved to an American League-best 27-14, giving them the best start through 41 games in franchise history. Sitting atop the AL West, this is the latest the Astros have led their...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Squeak out Victory over Oakland A’s

SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 29: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into third base ahead of the tag of Will Middlebrooks #11 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) Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch began his post game press conference Tuesday night by saying...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ pitching prospect Francis Martes makes his debut

Tuesday night, Francis Martes made his first start of the season and debut for the Houston Astros Class A affiliate the Quad Cities River Bandits, who were on the road playing against the Clinton Lumberkings at Ashford University Field. Martes was acquired by the Astros in the trade with the Miami Marlins organization along with outfielder Jake Marisnick and infielder Colin Moran...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Impressive rookie McCullers earns another start for Astros

After 21-year-old right-hander Lance McCullers impressed with a mostly solid Major League debut in the Houston Astros' 2-1 loss to the Oakland A's on Monday night, he was rewarded with good news: he'll be making at least one more start with the big league club.That's what manager A.J. Hinch told the media before the Astros' game on Tuesday night. McCullers will toe the rubber on...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adjustments working well so far for Astros' Castro

Heading into the 2015 season, Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro wanted to improve his game in a few areas, specifically his strikeout rate and his accuracy at throwing out would-be baserunners.So far, those adjustments are paying off. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle detailed, Castro began Tuesday having thrown out 41 percent of base stealers, a figure that stands above...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team creates hot dog-stuffed pizza

Just when we thought gonzo concession offerings at America’s ballparks couldn’t get more absurd, the Fresno Grizzlies — the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros — come along and not only shatter that notion, but figure out a way to revolutionize pizza as we know it … albeit perhaps not in a positive way. For...Read More The post Minor league team rolling out the Frankenslice...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Fall in Lance McCullers’ Debut

Houston Astros’ pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws a pitch in a spring training game. In what has been a great season for the Astros so far, you wouldn’t think they would need to add anybody to their roster. But, as the organization continues to quickly move prospects to higher levels, they decided to call up their 41st overall pick in the 2012 draft. McCullers had been with...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

L.J. Hoes Ready for Next Shot with Astros

Patient is the perfect word to describe Houston Astros’ outfield prospect L.J. Hoes. The former third round pick of the Baltimore Orioles in 2008, has shown an uncanny ability to work an at-bat. Even as an 18-year old rookie fresh out of high school, Hoes managed to draw more walks than strikeouts. I don’t have to be the one to tell you that type of plate discipline is very uncommon...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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