5/20/2015 | Gattis rewards Astros' faith with power display
Evan Gattis, whose early-season struggles and strikeouts were a source of frustration, is suddenly tied with Jose Altuve for the team lead with 24 RBIs after his mammoth two-run homer in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over the A's.
5/20/2015 | Keuchel returns to form, improves to 6-0
After giving up eight runs and 16 hits in 12 2/3 innings in his previous two starts -- both wins -- Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel returned to his dominant form in the Astros' 6-1 win over the A's on Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
5/20/2015 | Hinch confident in 'pen with Gregerson unavailable
The depth of the Astros' bullpen has paid off during the A's series, as closer Luke Gregerson had to be relieved by Pat Neshek to finish off Tuesday's victory. Manager A.J. Hinch has several solid options at his disposal, with Gregerson resting Wednesday.
5/20/2015 | Feldman, road warriors square off with Price, Tigers
The Astros, one of baseball's best road teams thus far, will face their toughest test yet when they open a four-game series against the Tigers on Thursday at Comerica Park in Detroit. Scott Feldman will face David Price in the afternoon contest.
5/20/2015 | Keuchel stays perfect as Astros overpower A's
The streaking Astros got a two-run homer by Evan Gattis, a two-run single by Chris Carter and another strong pitching performance by Dallas Keuchel to beat Jesse Hahn and the A's, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
5/20/2015 | Hinch to give 'fatigued' Gregerson day to rest
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said closer Luke Gregerson wouldn't be available for Wednesday's series finale against the A's after working three times in the previous four games and throwing 69 pitches, including 24 in the Astros' 6-4 win over Oakland on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
5/19/2015 | Correa, Santana combine for three homers in Grizzlies win
Carlos Correa hit his first Triple-A homer and Domingo Santana added two jacks for the Fresno Grizzlies in the team's 12-2 win.
5/19/2015 | Homer-happy Astros making opponents pay
If the Astros keep this up, they're going to need a nickname for their power-laden lineup. Minute Maid Mashers probably won't do them any justice, but Houston's penchant for the long ball has made its lineup a dangerous one.
5/19/2015 | McCullers to get at least one more start
As the Astros await left-hander Brett Oberholtzer's return from the disabled list, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that rookie right-hander Lance McCullers will make another start, Saturday against the Tigers in Detroit.
5/19/2015 | Keuchel to put unbeaten streak on line vs. A's
Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel, winner of seven consecutive decisions, will look to extend that streak Wednesday in a home start against the A's, who will send righty Jesse Hahn to the mound for the series finale at Minute Maid Park.
5/19/2015 | Astros power up to get best of Gray, A's
Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus hit two-run homers and Jason Castro added a solo shot to lead the first-place Astros to their sixth win in seven games with a 6-4 victory over the A's on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.
5/19/2015 | Numbers suggest Astros' success is sustainable
Few offenses in have been more confounding than the 2015 Houston Astros. At this point, they're a potentially historic anomaly. As we near the quarter mark of the baseball calendar, four Houston regulars have a batting average below .210. And yet the Astros keep winning -- and scoring plenty of runs, too The Astros' early-season performance begs the question: Just how sustainable is this success?
5/18/2015 | McCullers: Debut achieved 'lifelong dream'
In Lance McCullers' big league debut Monday, the Astros' No. 10 prospect certainly showed flashes of the electric stuff that prompted Houston to send McCullers to the big leagues without facing a hitter in Triple-A.
5/18/2015 | AL ERA leader Gray set to take on Astros
Oakland ace Sonny Gray, who leads all American League starters with a 1.61 ERA, will be on the mound in Houston on Tuesday for the middle matchup of a three-game set with the first-place Astros, who will counter with right-hander Roberto Hernandez at Minute Maid Park.
5/18/2015 | Lawrie helps A's push past Astros in opener
The A's used RBI singles by Eric Sogard in the second inning and Brett Lawrie in the sixth inning to snap the Astros' five-game winning streak with a 2-1 win in the series opener Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
5/18/2015 | Fuld robs Springer with great grab on Tal's Hill
Before Monday's game in Houston, A's outfielder Sam Fuld was practicing the type of catch on Tal's Hill he figured he'd never have to make. Just in case.
5/18/2015 | Deduno placed on DL as McCullers called up
The Astros placed right-hander Samuel Deduno on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a lower back strain in a move that's retroactive to Thursday. His spot on the 25-man roster was taken by right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., who will be making his Major League debut against the A's on Monday at Minute Maid Park.
5/18/2015 | What to expect: McCullers makes MLB debut
Lance McCullers is making the jump from Double-A Corpus Christi to Houston, and he will be making his Major League debut on Monday night.
5/18/2015 | Cubs trio highlights Prospect Team of the Week
In his first month with the Cubs, Kris Bryant has done nothing but add to the belief that he'll become a superstar. Despite missing Chicago's first eight games in an apparent attempt to leverage his service time, he leads the team with 24 RBIs and 24 walks in 29 games while batting a cool .291/.426/.476.
5/17/2015 | Rasmus stings ex-team with go-ahead dinger
Colby Rasmus' stay with Toronto did not end well last year. So hitting a go-ahead home run off Mark Buehrle on Sunday in the Astros' 4-2 win over the Blue Jays was satisfying for the left fielder.
5/17/2015 | Jam session: McHugh evades trouble in win
Collin McHugh struggled a bit on Sunday, especially at the beginning of innings. But the Houston right-hander pitched around trouble in a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays, giving the Astros a four-game sweep and their fifth straight win.
5/17/2015 | Astros sweep, match best start in club history
he streaking Astros received home runs from Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus and another solid starting pitching performance from Collin McHugh (5-1), to beat the Blue Jays, 4-2, on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
5/17/2015 | Astros recognize breast cancer survivor
As part of Major League Baseball's Honorary Bat Girl initiative, the Astros recognized breast cancer survivor Donna Rodgers on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. She also threw out a ceremonial first pitch.
5/17/2015 | McCullers arrives with eyes on MLB debut
Lance McCullers Jr. was in the Astros' clubhouse on Sunday morning, getting a feel for what lies ahead. On Monday, the 21-year-old right-hander will make his Major League debut against the Oakland A's at Minute Maid Park.
5/17/2015 | McCullers makes MLB debut against Pomeranz, A's
Lance McCullers is set to make his Major League debut as he takes the mound for the Astros to start a three-game series against the A's beginning on Monday at Houston.
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