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  • Streaking Astros 'having the time of our lives'
    Alex Bregman delivered a walk-off two-run double as the Astros tied a franchise record with their 12th straight win, beating the Rays, 5-4, on Monday. The Astros trailed by a run in the ninth, but loaded the bases on a walk, single and catcher's interference. Bregman then lined a pitch to the gap in left-center off Rays reliever Sergio Romo for the game-winner. Tampa Bay jumped ahead early on Wilson Ramos' two-run homer off Astros starter Gerrit Cole in the first inning and added a pair of runs on Joey Wendle's two-run single in the third. The Astros begin chipping away as the Rays cycled pitchers through on a "bullpen day," scoring two runs in the fourth and another in the sixth.
  • Houston GM Luhnow promoted, gets extension
    The Houston Astros have promoted and extended the contract for general manager Jeff Luhnow, Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane announced on Monday.
  • Verlander up as Astros go for 13th straight win
    The Astros send Justin Verlander to the mound at 7:10 p.m. CT tonight for Game 2 of their three-game series against the Rays at Minute Maid Park. With a win, Houston would set a franchise record with 13 straight. In 15 starts (100 1/3 innings), Verlander has allowed just 18 earned runs (1.61 ERA). Emerging lefty Blake Snell will make his 16th start of the season for Tampa Bay.
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  • Whitley continues season-opening dominance
    Making his third start of the season, Forrest Whitley once again put up zeros.
  • Gattis powers way to AL Player of the Week
    The Astros' Evan Gattis and the Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna were named American and National League Players of the Week presented by W.B. Mason on Monday.
  • Correa's HR propels Astros to 11th straight W
    Carlos Correa's tying homer sparked a three-run eighth inning and Evan Gattis logged the go-ahead single to help the Astros stretch their winning streak to 11 and finish off a 10-0 road trip with a sweep of the Royals. Hunter Dozier had given Kansas City a lead with his two-run homer in the third inning, but the bullpen couldn't hold it. Mike Moustakas was ejected by home-plate umpire John Tumpane for arguing from the dugout after he was thrown out at home and a replay review was ruled to stand. Danny Duffy was later tossed by Tumpane.
  • 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.
  • Father's Day special for new Astros, KC dads
    This Father's Day is especially sentimental for Royals pitcher Justin Grimm, as it's his first as a father. Astros pitcher Brad Peacock is also celebrating his first Father's Day. His wife, Stephanie, gave birth to a son, Colton, on June 24, 2017. Peacock was looking forward to heading home to Houston late Sunday to see his wife and son, who are traveling to Texas from Florida.
  • Ferrell makes Pipeline Team of the Week
    MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.
  • Astros put up 10-spot as win streak hits 10
    Dallas Keuchel snapped his personal three-game skid with six quality innings and Max Stassi's three-run homer broke it open as the Astros cruised to their 10th straight victory and a series win over the Royals. Alex Bregman's three-run homer in the ninth capped the scoring. Kansas City starter Danny Duffy labored early and allowed five of his seven runs in the fifth and sixth frames.
  • Gurriel flashing Gold Glove caliber defense
    Yuli Gurriel has taken to first base so well that Astros manager AJ Hinch said on Saturday that he's played at a "Gold Glove caliber" level. One of Gurriel's biggest improvements has been scooping balls out of the dirt, something he's done with perfection this year.
  • Alvarez homers twice for Hooks
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.
  • Gattis' slam sends Astros to 9th straight win
    Evan Gattis broke it open with his second career grand slam, while Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa hit homers off Royals starter Jakob Junis as the Astros rolled to their ninth straight win. Charlie Morton struck out nine in earning his eighth victory, allowing an early two-run double to Mike Moustakas, who logged three RBIs for Kansas City.
  • Correa, Bregman flash All-Star worthy power
    Finding a way to keep the Astros in the ballpark is pretty challenging. Just ask Royals starter Jakob Junis, who gave up solo homers Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa in the fourth inning of Friday night's series opener at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Tucker has big night for Fresno
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.
  • Guduan goes on pat list; Astros recall White
    The Astros are carrying only seven relievers after left-hander Reymin Guduan was placed on the paternity list prior to Friday's game against the Royals and infielder Tyler White was recalled from Triple-A Fresno.
  • Verlander rolls, McCann HRs for 8th W in a row
    Justin Verlander allowed three runs over seven innings as the Astros won their eighth straight game to complete the series sweep of the A's. Brian McCann homered off Frankie Montas, who gave up seven runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings. Five Astros finished with two-hit games, while Khris Davis and Matt Olson went deep off Verlander.
  • Astros reporter wears A's Eckersley costume
    Astros reporter wears A's Eckersley costume
  • Correa among those poised for turnaround
    The weeks that precede the July 31 Trade Deadline will be crucial for all involved. Some of the game's best talent resides in the AL West, but supporting casts could be the difference-maker, bringing attention to a handful of players who have unexpectedly been mired in slow starts.
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