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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.


8/23/2015 | Castro's walk-off homer downs Dodgers in 10

For the fourth time in eight days, there was a walk-off in Minute Maid Park. This time, Jason Castro homered into the Crawford Boxes off Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher in the 10th inning to give the Astros a 3-2 win and a sweep Sunday, wasting a brilliant effort from Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.


8/23/2015 | Lowrie exits as precaution with bruised thumb

Prior to the start of the seventh inning in the Astros' 3-2 walk-off win in the 10th against the Dodgers, Houston third baseman Jed Lowrie exited with a right thumb contusion and was replaced by Luis Valbuena.


8/23/2015 | Dodgers thwart Astros on steal of home

Before Houston walked off, 3-2, in the 10th on Jason Castro's reviewed homer, a rare 1-2 caught-stealing at home plate kept the Dodgers in front of the Astros and ended a sixth-inning jam for Clayton Kershaw on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.


8/23/2015 | Springer, Astros encouraged by wrist progress

After spending the last two days swinging a game bat and making contact with balls both off the tee and from a coach's flip, George Springer will take live batting practice Monday or Tuesday in New York for the first time since fracturing his right wrist on July 1.


8/23/2015 | Power beats precision as Astros measure ace

Zack Greinke hadn't allowed multiple home runs in a game since Aug. 23, 2014, in a victory against the Mets. Three hundred and sixty-four days later, Greinke ran into an Astros team that's clubbed a Major League-leading 168 long balls on the season.


8/22/2015 | Astros option Tucker with McCullers on way

The Astros optioned rookie outfielder Preston Tucker to Triple-A Fresno following Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Dodgers to make room for Lance McCullers Jr., who will start Sunday's series finale opposite Clayton Kershaw.




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