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  • Altuve takes leap toward lineup return
    Now that the Astros have Carlos Correa and George Springer back in the starting lineup, could All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve be far behind? Altuve, who's been out since July 25 with a sore right knee, took another huge step toward returning to action Friday when he performed various drills on the field at Oakland Coliseum.
  • Springer activated from disabled list
    The Astros activated All-Star outfielder George Springer from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the A's at the Oakland Coliseum. Springer has been out since spraining his left thumb Aug. 5 in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
  • Astros' road dominance puts them in rare air
    Houston is an unremarkable 33-29 (.532) at home and a quite remarkable 41-18 (.695) away from Minute Maid Park. That winning percentage currently ranks as the 10th-best road mark in a season since 1901
  • This Astro is an AL West game-changer
    Given the collection of stars that play in the American League West, it's no surprise that the division is also home to an array of elite tools.
  • Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
    The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.
  • Astros RBI wins softball division championship
    Houston Astros RBI earned its first softball RBI World Series title and second overall championship.
  • Astros' nicknames for Players' Weekend
    For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.
  • Astros' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Astros have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Houston's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • Astros hit season-high 5 HRs; Cole K's 12 in win
    Gerrit Cole struck out 12, and Evan Gattis and Tyler White each hit two of the Astros' season-high five homers as Houston rolled to a 12-1 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. The lopsided win coupled with the A's loss increased the Astros' lead in the AL West to two games. Tyler Anderson allowed nine runs in 4 1/3 innings for the Rockies, whose four-game winning streak came to an end.
  • Correa wows himself with behind-the-back play
    Carlos Correa's three-run double in the first inning Wednesday night served as the icebreaker for an Astros team that had been struggling to score runs, and his acrobatic play in the ninth inning led to some smiles and laughs that had been missing in recent days at Minute Maid Park.
  • Altuve takes significant step toward returning
    All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve took a significant step towards returning from the disabled list when he fielded grounders and took practice on the field at Minute Maid Park prior to Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
  • Martes out for season after TJ surgery
    Francis Martes, the Astros' former top pitching prospect, will miss the rest of the 2018 season and likely all of '19 after undergoing Tommy John surgery on Wednesday in Houston, general manager Jeff Luhnow said.
  • Bukauskas spins a gem for Buies Creek
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.
  • Verlander fans 11, but Astros' offense stymied
    Another punchless performance by the Astros' offense at Minute Maid Park kept All-Star starter Justin Verlander still in search of career win No. 200.
  • Keuchel's jersey a nod to clubhouse's 'Tweety'
    Since learning that Dallas Keuchel planned to have "DAVID BURD" across the back of his jersey for Players' Weekend on Aug. 24-26, the Astros' clubhouse assistant has been wondering if the left-hander has an ulterior motive. Is it a practical joke?
  • Astros' top August trade brought future HOFer
    While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
  • Whitley looks strong in return from DL
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.
  • Inbox: Are Astros feeling the pressure?
    More than 100 questions filled up my Inbox this week, and most were filled with angst. That's somewhat to be understood, considering the Astros' lead in the American League West is only 2 1/2 games over the A's, but the sky is not falling. So let's calmly open the Inbox and answer some of the more reasoned questions.
  • Astros RBI player wins essay contest
    Astros RBI softball player Kayla Robinson has been named a winner of the Jackie Robinson "Breaking Barriers" Essay Contest, Major League Baseball announced on Monday. Robinson's win marks the second consecutive year that a member of the Astros RBI program has been selected as a winner of the contest.
  • Correa keys late rally, but Astros fall in extras
    Carlos Correa's first hit since returning from a 36-game absence was noteworthy and a moment the Astros needed. But as Houston was one out away from its first home win since July 14, closer Hector Rondon allowed a two-out solo blast to Ryon Healy, which led to the Astros' 4-3 loss on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
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