8/27/2014 | Petit plans to make good impression
In the lineup on Wednesday for the second game in a row and third time in five games, Gregorio Petit appreciates every opportunity he gets, especially since he hopes to make a good impression heading into the offseason.
8/27/2014 | Qualls to finish the season with Astros
As expected, Chad Qualls will remain with the Astros for the rest of the season. The Tigers placed a waiver claim on him earlier this week, but Qualls was still with the Astros when the deadline for the teams to work out a trade passed on Wednesday. That means Qualls can't be traded for the remainder of the season, which is a relief to him.
8/27/2014 | Rangers, Astros to resume tussle for Silver Boot
Nick Tepesch and Collin McHugh will square off in Thursday's opener between the Rangers and Astros at Minute Maid Park as the clubs continue their tussle for the Silver Boot.
8/27/2014 | Appel dazzles with 10 K's in Double-A win
On Tuesday, Mark Appel punctuated his revival with the best start of his professional career. The Astros' No. 2 prospect struck out 10 batters in eight-plus scoreless innings to lead Corpus Christi to a 1-0 victory against Frisco.
8/26/2014 | Moran excelling since joining Astros' system
Colin Moran, the Minor League third baseman the Astros acquired from the Marlins along with outfielder Jake Marisnick and a compensation pick in next year's Draft for pitcher Jarred Cosart, has performed well since joining Double-A Corpus Christi.
8/26/2014 | Qualls claimed but likely to stay in Houston
The Tigers may have claimed Astros closer Chad Qualls off waivers, but don't expect the right-hander to be reunited with former teammate Brad Ausmus. Qualls said Tuesday he was aware of the claim put in by the Tigers and maintained he'd like to remain in Houston.
8/26/2014 | Carter's clutch homer helps Astros sink A's
Chris Carter launched a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning -- his team-leading 32nd of the season -- to send the Astros to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the A's on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park to snap a three-game losing streak.
8/26/2014 | Appel among Astros prospects set for Fall League
Former No. 1 overall Draft pick Mark Appel and fellow right-handed pitcher Vincent Velasquez and third baseman Rio Ruiz will headline the Astros' contingent of prospects slated to play in the Arizona Fall League this year.
8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season
The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.
8/26/2014 | In heated race, A's tab Pomeranz vs. Astros
With a crucial series in Anaheim looming, the Athletics will recall Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday against the Astros and Brad Peacock in the finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.
8/26/2014 | Astros' top prospects combine for eight hits
Outfielders Teoscar Hernandez and Delino DeShields, the Astros' Nos. 11 and 12 prospects, combined for eight hits, six runs and eight RBIs Monday, as Double-A Corpus Christi outslugged the Missions in San Antonio, 23-7.
8/25/2014 | Astros, Nats set to make Spring Training site proposal
Representatives from the Astros and the Nationals will present a proposed joint Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla., to the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council on Sept. 11 and Palm Beach County Commissioners on Sept. 23.
8/25/2014 | Porter mum about Astros' in-game meeting
Astros manager Bo Porter wouldn't elaborate Monday when asked about the impromptu team meeting held in the tunnel between the visiting dugout and the clubhouse after the second inning of Sunday's game against the Indians at Progressive Field.
8/25/2014 | Report: Qualls claimed, Feldman clears waivers
Astros closer Chad Qualls has been claimed on revocable waivers, FOX Sports reported Monday, and starter Scott Feldman cleared waivers, which means he could be traded to any club.
8/25/2014 | Astros to renew deal with Class A Quad Cities
Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan plans to fly to Iowa on Tuesday morning and sign a player development contract to keep the team's Class A affiliate at Quad Cities for two more years.
8/25/2014 | Astros to induct Trevino into Media Wall of Honor
Astros Spanish broadcaster Alex Trevino will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor on Sept. 18, the club announced Monday.
8/25/2014 | Astros consider options for September callups
The Astros can expand their active roster beyond 25 beginning next Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow said the club has "some guys in mind" that will be added.
8/25/2014 | Carter's blast offset by Astros' rocky ninth
Jeff Samardzija was four outs away from shutting out the Astros when Chris Carter belted a two-run home run to cut the lead to one run before the A's pulled away for an 8-2 win Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
8/25/2014 | Rested Hammel looks to give A's lift in West
Battling the Angels for the top spot in the American League West, the Athletics will send right-hander Jason Hammel to the mound seeking a second straight victory over the Astros, who counter with lefty Dallas Keuchel.
8/25/2014 | Astros' young stars beginning to align
The Astros are not yet a complete Major League team, and their record makes that clear. But when they took two of three from the Yankees last week, it was a reminder that, for stretch-run contenders, they're not the total pushover they were a year ago.
8/24/2014 | Feldman could draw interest from contenders
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Sunday morning the Astros had placed starter Scott Feldman on revocable waivers. The right-hander is expected to clear or be claimed by Monday, according to Rosenthal.
8/24/2014 | A's, Astros set to lock up in battle of rivals
Oakland will send Jeff Samardzija to the mound to open a three-game set with Houston on Monday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros will counter with Scott Feldman in the matchup of American League West foes.
8/24/2014 | Oberholtzer keeps things close but Astros fall
Brett Oberholtzer struck out six over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday, but Houston was unable to make any headway against Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, as it dropped the series finale, 3-1, at Progressive Field.
8/24/2014 | Foul call upheld in Astros-Indians finale
Catcher Carlos Corporan, who led off the seventh inning of Sunday's game with the Astros down, 2-0, against the Indians, drove a pitch from Trevor Bauer high down the right-field line that appeared to possibly go over the foul pole.
8/24/2014 | Astros gaining confidence after good road trip
The Astros wrapped up their 10-game road swing through Boston, New York and Cleveland on Sunday with a 5-5 record, the team's third .500-or-better road trip this season.
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