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  • Fresh off gem, Morton out to tame Nats' bats
    In a potential World Series preview, the teams with the second- and third-largest division leads will meet for a three-game Interleague series at Minute Maid Park. In Tuesday's series opener, the American League West-leading Astros will send out right-hander Charlie Morton opposite right-hander Tanner Roark and the National League East-leading Nationals.
  • Inbox: When will injured Astros return to club?
    What are the chances of Carlos Correa, Brian McCann, Evan Gattis, Will Harris and Lance McCullers Jr. all coming back before Oct. 1? Astros beat reporter Brian McTaggart answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
  • Beltran Foundation event makes big impact
    Throughout a career that will likely land him someday in Cooperstown, Carlos Beltran has spent a lot of his free time making sure his legacy has an impact that extends beyond the playing field.
  • Marisnick reveals story behind 'Big Fudge'
    When it came time to choose what to put on the back of his jersey for the Aug. 25-27 Players Weekend, Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick went with "Big Fudge." MLB and the MLB Players' Association are introducing the inaugural Players Weekend and all players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs.
  • Correa, McCullers closer to rejoining Astros
    Injured shortstop Carlos Correa (thumb) and starter Lance McCullers Jr. (back) each took positive steps Sunday toward rejoining the Astros after extended stays on the disabled list.
  • Miscues prove costly, deny Astros sweep
    Rookie center fielder Boog Powell sparked Oakland's offense and rookie right-hander Jharel Cotton pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, helping the A's deny the AL West-leading Astros a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
  • Hinch not worried about recent offensive funk
    The Astros scored a combined 18 runs in two wins this week over the D-backs, seemingly back in form as the Majors' highest-scoring team. Those games ended a stretch in which Houston had lost six of seven. Those two games ended a stretch in which Houston had lost six of seven. But as soon as it seemed a corner was turned, the offense has again fallen upon relative hard times.
  • 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Astros blank A's behind McHugh, double plays
    Collin McHugh threw six scoreless innings to pick up his first win of the season, and Marwin Gonzalez delivered a two-run, bases-loaded single in the fourth to send the Astros to their fourth win in five games, 3-0, over the A's on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. Houston turned a season-high six double plays, including one to end the game.
  • Double takes: Astros turn season-high 6 DPs
    One of the biggest reasons the Astros were able to shut out Oakland, 3-0, on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park was their defense. Houston turned a season-high six double plays, including one to end the game following a crew-chief review.
  • Astros toast '90s with 1997 division champs
    Astros toast '90s with 1997 division champs
  • Bregman stepping up while Correa sidelined
    In 38 games since July 4, Alex Bregman leads the AL in extra-base hits. He also is providing some outstanding defense for the Astros, who have been without All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa (thumb injury).
  • Yuli Gurriel met his adorable mini-me
    Yuli Gurriel met his adorable mini-me
  • Astros ride 2 jacks as Keuchel grounds A's
    Dallas Keuchel, making his fifth start since missing eight weeks with neck discomfort, turned in his second consecutive gem by throwing seven scoreless innings to lead the Astros to their third win in four games, 3-1, over the Athletics on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
  • Armenteros flirts with no-no for Fresno
    Now into his second month playing in the Florida State League, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is finding his power stroke.
  • Astros make structural changes in scouting
    In an effort to restructure their scouting department, the Astros informed at least eight scouts on Friday that their contracts wouldn't be renewed when they expire at the end of October.
  • Astros' hit-and-miss 'O' hopes to get healthy
    MLB hits leader Jose Altuve is wondering what's off with his Astros over the past week. While scoring nine runs in back-to-back games against the D-backs, they were also shut out twice by Arizona -- including a 4-0 loss Thursday at Minute Maid Park -- and scored a total of 20 runs in their past five games, below their 5.71 runs per game this season.
  • Astros unable to pick up Fiers vs. D-backs
    After the D-backs allowed nine runs to the Astros in consecutive games, left-hander Patrick Corbin restored order Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Corbin came within one out from throwing his first career complete game as the D-backs rode his strong pitching and a pair of homers -- including an inside-the-park one by Daniel Descalso -- to blank the Astros, 4-0, and split the four-game, home-and-home series.
  • Whitley dominates in Corpus Christi debut
    If there was any doubt about whether Forrest Whitley was ready for the Double-A level, the teenage right-hander laid it to rest on Thursday by tossing six scoreless innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts in his debut for Corpus Christi.
  • Getting DH back does Astros world of good
    After capping a strenuous 2-6 road trip by splitting the first two of their four-game series vs. the D-backs in Arizona's National League park, Chase Field, they returned to cozy, hitter-friendly Minute Maid Park and got a 9-5 win over the D-backs with help from DH Carlos Beltran.
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