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  • JV, bats sizzle as Astros cruise past White Sox
    Justin Verlander tossed six scoreless innings to win his 10th consecutive regular-season decision and George Springer drove in four runs to lead the Astros to their fourth consecutive victory, 10-0, over the White Sox in the series opener Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
  • Springer's Little League HR caps 5-run frame
    Houston broke through against the White Sox on Friday night with a five-run fourth inning, highlighted by an inside-the-park home run from George Springer, who began the play with a two-run double to left.
  • Yuli might not be the best Gurriel we'll see in '18
    Yuli Gurriel's younger brother, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., made his Major League debut on Friday for the Blue Jays, and the elder Gurriel couldn't have been happier.
  • Fresh off CG gem, Keuchel primed for 1st win
    Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (0-3, 3.52 ERA) will start tonight's 6:10 p.m. CT game against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, facing Lucas Giolito. Keuchel is searching for his first win, but threw a complete game in his most recent outing Monday at Seattle.
  • Morton, Astros' rotation continue to sizzle in win
    Charlie Morton pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits and no walks while striking out eight, as the Astros defeated the Mariners, 9-2, on Thursday afternoon at Safeco Field. Seattle turned a triple play on Evan Gattis in the fourth, but Jose Altuve added four RBIs, including a three-run double, while Max Stassi and Josh Reddick homered as Houston pulled away for the series win.
  • Distracted Gattis grounds into triple play
    Evan Gattis said he knew how many outs there were, he just was mad at himself for grounding into a double play. Seconds later, the Astros' veteran designated hitter realized he'd instead wound up wandering into the first triple play in the Majors this season when he was tagged off first base by the Mariners in the fourth inning of Houston's 9-2 victory Thursday at Safeco Field.
  • Back tightness keeping Giles out of action
    Astros manager AJ Hinch said reliever Ken Giles hasn't pitched since Saturday because of a problem with his back. "He's been battling a little bit of back tightness and had been unavailable the last couple of days,'' Hinch said before Thursday's series finale against the Mariners.
  • 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.
  • Checking in on AL West new guys: Cole
    The American League West has several new high-profile faces this season, with a mix of established stars and young phenoms highlighting the crop of newcomers to the division.
  • Cole sharp again; Astros' 6-run 7th seals win
    That explosive offense that almost everyone expects of the Astros finally showed up Wednesday night. It was a one-inning volcano eruption. A six-run seventh inning when Houston sent 11 hitters to the plate ended a pitching duel and propelled the Astros to a 7-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
  • Fisher robs HR in most casual way possible
    The Astros bullpen hyped Fisher's home run robbery
  • McCann catching after getting hit on knuckles
    Brian McCann was back behind the plate Wednesday night, sore knuckles and all. The Astros catcher was hit on the knuckles of his his right hand Tuesday night in the eighth inning by a pitch from Seattle reliever Wade LeBlanc. McCann remained in the game and felt good enough Wednesday to get back in the starting lineup.
  • McCullers' 11-K gem gets Astros off the mat
    Lance McCullers Jr. gave up a solo homer to Robinson Cano in the first, then held the Mariners hitless for the rest of his seven innings while striking out a career-high-tying 11. Ariel Miranda held the Astros to one run over five innings in his 2018 debut, but a Brian McCann homer off Seattle reliever Dan Altavilla broke a 1-1 tie and sent Houston to its first win in four games.
  • Astros option Hoyt ahead of Sipp's return
    The Astros optioned right-handed pitcher James Hoyt to Triple-A Fresno after Tuesday night's 4-1 victory over the Mariners in anticipation of activating lefty reliever Tony Sipp from the disabled list prior to Wednesday's game.
  • Astros offer condolences to Bush family
    Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan released a statement regarding the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush on Tuesday.
  • Altuve humbled by 1,000-game benchmark
    The top items on Jose Altuve's professional resume include World Series champion, American League Most Valuable Player, five-time All-Star and three-time batting champion. Now the Astros' second baseman is poised to add another achievement -- 1,000 games with the Astros.
  • Verlander, Scherzer win Players of the Week
    Dominant pitching performances by the Astros' Justin Verlander and the Nationals' Max Scherzer over the weekend helped seal the pair's claim to Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason honors on Monday.
  • Springer HR, Keuchel CG aren't enough vs. M's
    George Springer started the Astros' road trip with a leadoff homer and Dallas Keuchel went the distance on Monday night, but James Paxton and the Mariners scratched out a 2-1 victory at Safeco Field.
  • Astros, Rangers celebrate Jackie's legacy
    No Astros or Rangers player who took the field at Minute Maid Park on Sunday night had the opportunity to watch Jackie Robinson play in person, but his impact on the game of baseball is still remembered and appreciated in both clubhouses.
  • Verlander's 11-K, 1-hit gem isn't enough
    The Astros avoided being on the wrong side of what would have been a historic perfect game when they finally broke through against 44-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon in the eighth inning Sunday. Finishing off the Rangers proved to be more difficult.
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