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4/16/2015 | Altuve documentary screened ahead of Saturday's premiere

Jose Altuve may be only 5-foot-5, but there is nothing small about where he stands in the city where he lives, in the ballpark where he plays and in the clubhouse where he leads. Altuve, as they say, is kind of a big deal around here -- and now, he has a movie to prove it.


4/16/2015 | 6 original Astros to help celebrate 50th anniversary of Dome

Six members of the 1965 team that was the first to be called the Astros will be at Minute Maid Park on Saturday as part of the Astros 50th Anniversary Weekend.


4/16/2015 | Lowrie haunts former club with 2 big hits

Jed Lowrie spent the 2013-14 seasons with the A's, but that doesn't mean he didn't want to stick it to his former club.


4/16/2015 | McHugh fine with K's, but seeks quicker outs

Astros right-hander Collin McHugh would rather see opposing hitters make early contact for quick outs than make him work as hard as he had to work Wednesday night. McHugh only pitched 5 2/3 innings after 11 strikeouts took a toll on his pitch count, but it was more than enough.


4/15/2015 | McHugh fans 11 to lead Astros past A's

Collin McHugh struck out 11 batters and allowed one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, and Jed Lowrie torched his former team by hitting a homer and driving in three runs to lead the Astros to a 6-1 win over the A's on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.


4/15/2015 | Statcast provides best look at Springer's grab

Thanks to Statcast, the revolutionary technology that will be making its 2015 debut during Tuesday's MLB Network Showcase game between the Cardinals and Nationals, analysts and fans can break down just about every move made on a baseball field, get the pertinent data and crunch the numbers into explanations for the previously unexplainable.


4/15/2015 | Fields to make at least 1 more rehab appearance

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said right-hander Josh Fields will throw at least one more game on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno before returning to the Astros. Fields, who strained his groin late in the spring, threw in back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday.


4/15/2015 | Astros join all of MLB in honoring Robinson

The Astros and the A's each donned No. 42 jerseys on Wednesday in honor of Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball. On April 15, 1947, history was made when Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in MLB.


4/15/2015 | Weaver hopes third start is the charm against Astros

The Angels begin their first series in Houston on Friday, following an off-day for both clubs, with Jered Weaver on the mound against Astros right-hander Roberto Hernandez.


4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.


4/15/2015 | Astros confident hitters' timing is on the cusp

The Astros may have delivered the clutch hits Sunday, beating the Rangers 6-4 in 14 innings, but they couldn't get the timely hit on Tuesday against Oakland starter Kendall Graveman.


4/15/2015 | Peacock encouraged by surprise callup, start

Brad Peacock, making his first Major League start of the season following his rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno, allowed a first-inning run, and then held the A's scoreless the next four innings.


4/14/2015 | Butler extends hitting streak to nine games as A's shut out Astros

A's designated hitter Billy Butler extended his hitting streak to nine games with an RBI double, highlighting a two-run sixth in support of starter Kendall Graveman, who provided 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a series-clinching 4-0 shutout of the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.


4/14/2015 | Altuve receives GIBBY Award in pregame ceremony

Jose Altuve, who set an Astros record with 225 hits, received his GIBBY Award on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park as the 2014 Breakout Everyday Player of the Year in a special pregame presentation, lauding his record-setting season.


4/14/2015 | Pomeranz, McHugh face off on Jackie Robinson Day

Oakland's Drew Pomeranz (1-0) and the Astros' Collin McHugh (1-0) enter Wednesday's series finale at Minute Maid Park coming off impressive starts. The Astros and A's will celebrate Jackie Robinson on Wednesday with all players and coaches wearing Robinson's retired 42 on their jerseys.


4/14/2015 | Feldman takes blame despite shaky defense early from Astros

Astros starting pitcher Scott Feldman did an adequate job of falling on the sword Monday, saying he just simply didn't do a good enough job executing pitches in an 8-1 loss to the A's at Minute Maid Park.


4/14/2015 | Middle of order remains stagnant for Astros

Not that anyone in the Astros' lineup other than Jose Altuve (3-for-4) did much of anything Monday, but the team continues to get no production out of the third, fourth and fifth spots in the batting order. George Springer, Chris Carter and Evan Gattis combined to go 1-for-10 in an 8-1 loss to the A's at Minute Maid Park.


4/13/2015 | Astros to host premiere screening of Altuve documentary

The Astros will host a premiere screening of "Big Dreams: The Jose Altuve Story" Thursday at the Majestic Metro theater located at 911 Preston St. in downtown Houston. The event is invitation only.


4/13/2015 | Astros outfield excites with stellar gloves all around

As incredible as George Springer's catch at the right-field wall to rob Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin of a walk-off grand slam in Sunday's 6-4 win in Arlington, it shouldn't come as a surprise considering the athleticism of Springer and center fielder Jake Marisnick.


4/13/2015 | Graveman looks to bounce back, take series in Houston

Hoping to rebound from a forgettable first outing, Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman is set to take the mound for the second game of a three-game set between the A's and Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday evening. Brad Peacock is set to oppose Graveman in his 2015 debut.


4/13/2015 | A's find power stroke as Kazmir stifles Astros

Brett Lawrie, Billy Butler and Marcus Semien each blasted their first home runs as members of the A's, with Butler hitting a three-run shot over the Minute Maid Park railroad tracks in left field in the fifth inning, in an 8-1 rout of the Astros on Monday.


4/12/2015 | A's look to continue dominance over Astros

A pair of veterans are set to face off in the series opener at 8:10 p.m. ET on Monday, when Oakland southpaw Scott Kazmir will counter Houston righty Scott Feldman.


4/12/2015 | Astros' bullpen shows out in full force in extra-inning win

The way Astros starter Dallas Keuchel sees it, the bullpen shouldn't have even had a chance to pitch much at all Sunday, much less ultimately have all seven relievers throw seven innings to pull out a 6-4 win over the Rangers in 14 innings at Globe Life Park.


4/12/2015 | Springer's game-saving catch leaves teammates speechless

There was disbelief in the Rangers dugout. There was jubilation in the Astros dugout. As for Astros right-fielder George Springer, he says it was another day at the office.


4/12/2015 | Springer's leaping catch, Conger's two-run homer lift Astros

Astros right fielder George Springer made a leaping catch at the wall to rob Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin of a potential walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning, setting the stage for backup catcher Hank Conger's go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 14th for a 6-4 win over Texas.




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