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8/28/2015 | Kazmir's control problems prove costly in 4th

Astros starter Scott Kazmir lost his control in the fourth and though he eventually regained it, the damage had been done in a 3-0 loss to the Twins.


8/28/2015 | Castro sustains right quad strain on double

Astros catcher Jason Castro left Friday night's 3-0 loss to the Twins in the fifth inning with a right quad strain sustained after rounding first on his way to a double.


8/28/2015 | Correa day to day due to sore left hamstring

An anticipated matchup between two of the American League's top rookies will have to wait. On Friday, Carlos Correa was out of the Astros' lineup for the second straight game while nursing a sore left hamstring and Twins slugger Miguel Sano also did not start the series opener due to his own sore hamstring.


8/28/2015 | Springer set to start injury rehab at Double-A

When Astros outfielder George Springer headed out of the visitors' clubhouse at Target Field on Friday, he said he wasn't sure where his rehab assignment would be -- he just knew that he was first heading back to Houston.


8/28/2015 | Fiers to face Pelfrey, Twins in first start since no-no

On Saturday, Mike Fiers will make his first start since etching his name in the history books as the Astros take on the Twins in the second of a three-game set at Target Field.


8/28/2015 | Gibson outduels Kazmir as Twins blank Astros

Kyle Gibson tossed 5 1/3 innings to get his first win since July 12 while helping the Twins earn a 3-0 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Target Field.


8/27/2015 | Lighting rod: Gomez an electric presence

It's been nearly a month since the Astros pulled off a trade to acquire outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitcher Mike Fiers from the Brewers, and both have found themselves making big headlines.


8/26/2015 | Astros' starters making strong statement

When Mike Fiers threw his no-hitter on Friday against the Dodgers in Houston, it was just another outing in an impressive run through the rotation for Astros starting pitchers -- a run that was continued by Collin McHugh on Wednesday.


8/26/2015 | Sarah's Take: Vibrant Astros no longer sleepers

Before Spring Training, very few thought the Houston Astros would be competitive in the American League West this season. In 2013, they lost 111 games, and in '14, they lost 92 games. Yet here we are on Aug. 26, and the Astros have a five-game lead over the Texas Rangers. Most baseball fans want to know how this team is doing it.


8/26/2015 | Astros likely to add catcher, relievers Tuesday

The Astros will add a couple of players to the fold when rosters can be expanded Tuesday, likely a third catcher, another left-handed reliever and a long reliever. The rest of the players the club wants to call up could have to wait until the Minor League playoffs are over.


8/26/2015 | Springer may go on rehab stint by weekend

Astros outfielder George Springer could begin a Minor League rehab stint as early as this weekend. Springer took batting practice on the field Wednesday at Yankee Stadium for the third consecutive day and will hit with the team again Friday in Minnesota.


8/26/2015 | Kazmir, Gibson start Astros-Twins opener

Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who's third in the American League in ERA at 2.39, gets the start for the first-place Astros when they open a three-game series against the Twins on Friday at Target Field. Right-hander Kyle Gibson will start for Minnesota.


8/26/2015 | Fiery Gomez only knows one speed

This is one of the reasons the first-place Houston Astros wanted Carlos Gomez. Sure, they wanted the spectacular plays in center field. They wanted the power, the stolen bases and all the other stuff that has defined his nine seasons in the Major Leagues.


8/25/2015 | 'Explosive' Astros have long-awaited outburst

The Astros took out weeks of offensive frustration on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, scoring five times in the first inning en route to a 15-1 drubbing of the Yankees in which they scored as many runs as they had in their previous seven games combined.


8/25/2015 | Springer goes through full pregame workout

Astros outfielder George Springer went through a typical pregame workout on the field Tuesday, including hitting on the field for the second day in a row at Yankee Stadium. He hasn't played since fracturing his wrist on July 1.


8/25/2015 | Pineda returns to take on Astros in series finale

After spending more than three weeks on the disabled list with a right flexor forearm muscle strain, Michael Pineda is back in the big leagues.


8/24/2015 | Feldman continues Astros starters' strong run

The recent performance of their starting pitchers has kept the Astros in first place during the month of August while the offense continues its sluggish existence.


8/24/2015 | Springer tests right wrist, takes on-field BP

Astros outfielder George Springer took a big step toward returning to action when he took batting practice Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium for the first time since fracturing his right wrist July 1.


8/24/2015 | Keuchel to match up with Nova when series continues

It's the time of year when every series counts for teams hoping to make the playoffs, and such is the case for the Astros and Yankees -- two of the American League's best teams -- as they continue their series with the second of a three-game set Tuesday in the Bronx.


8/24/2015 | No-hit masterpiece earns Fiers AL POW nod

Astros starter Mike Fiers has been named the American League Player of the Week after delivering the club's first individual no-hitter since 1993.


8/24/2015 | Phenom Correa set for Yankee Stadium debut

The first two times Carlos Correa came to New York, it was for a glimpse of the future. When he takes the field on Monday night at the same position as his longtime baseball idol, Derek Jeter, it will mark his first time playing shortstop in the city and his debut at Yankee Stadium.


8/24/2015 | Astros' pair leads Prospect Team of the Week

The Houston Astros might be the feel-good surprise story in the big leagues, but let's not forget much of that has been built from within, taking advantage of one of the best farm systems in baseball.


8/23/2015 | West-leading Astros brimming with confidence

The AL West-leading Astros don't see themselves as a fluke. They've won enough this summer that the newness of it has worn off and now believe they're nicely positioned for a dash to the finish line.


8/23/2015 | Walk-off trending: Astros get 4th in 8 games

First it was Jose Altuve -- the reigning American League batting champ -- lacing a ninth-inning single to win a series. Then Marwin Gonzalez, a utility man not guaranteed to see his name on the lineup card each night, ending a game in the tenth on a full-count homer two days later.


8/23/2015 | Astros, Yankees clash in battle of contenders

It's a matchup of American League playoff hopefuls in Yankee Stadium this week, as the Astros and Yankees kick off a three-game series on Monday night. The teams split a four-game set in Houston back in June.




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