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Washington Times Aug 19, 2017

McHugh throws 6 innings in Astros' 3-0 win over A's

HOUSTON (AP) - Collin McHugh earned his first win of the season Saturday night, but he was quick to give credit to his defense and the six double plays they turned. McHugh threw six innings, Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run single and the Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-0. ...
Sports Illustrated Aug 18, 2017

Astros Need To Make A Trade For Pitching Help, But Good Options Are Hard To Find

Assessing the trade options for the Houston Astros, who could use a starting pitcher (Justin Verlander? Jeff Samardzija?) as they head for October.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 15, 2017
Tigers, Astros continue to discuss Justin Verlander deal, report says

Tigers, Astros continue to discuss Justin Verlander deal, report says

FanRag Sports Jon Heyman reported Tuesday that the Astros and Tigers continue to discuss a deal, although Verlanders contract remains among the hurdles making it difficult. Fifteen days after the unofficial July 31 trade deadline, trade chatter linking Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros hasn't cooled off. FanRag Sports Jon Heyman reported Tuesday that the Astros and Tigers continue to discuss a deal, although Verlander's contract remains among the hurdles making it difficult. A similar report came out just a week ago.  The takeaway?...
Washington Times Aug 11, 2017

Rangers beat Astros 6-4 after Hamels' 7 scoreless innings

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Cole Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings, Elvis Andrus scored each time after his three hits and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 6-4 Friday night, the fourth straight loss for the team with the AL's best record. Hamels (7-1) limited the Astros to three singles ...
CSN Chicago Aug 11, 2017

How Jose Abreu went the extra mile for Yuli Gurriel, Astros' Latino players

Jose Abreu went the extra mile this week to help out some Latinos on the visiting Houston Astros.Yuli Gurriel, a 33-year-old Cuban rookie who
Washington Times Aug 9, 2017

Anderson, Gonzalez lead White Sox to 7-1 rout of Astros

CHICAGO (AP) - Tim Anderson homered and drove in three runs, Miguel Gonzalez tossed eight strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Wednesday night, their second straight win over the team with the best record in the AL. Leury Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez each ...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 7, 2017
Tigers trade rumors: Justin Verlander deal discussed with Astros, report says

Tigers trade rumors: Justin Verlander deal discussed with Astros, report says

There are, however, the same impediments that existed in July: Verlanders large contract and his comprehensive trade-veto rights. PITTSBURGH -- The July 31 trade deadline has come and gone, but that hasn't stopped Justin Verlander's name from headlining the current crop of trade rumors. The Tigers discussed a trade involving Verlander with the Houston Astros within the last week, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, but a subsequent report from USA Today said the talks didn't make much progress. Teams are still allowed to make deals in August, but players...
Washington Times Aug 4, 2017

Souza, Dickerson lift Rays over Astros 5-3

HOUSTON (AP) - Steven Souza Jr. homered and drove in three runs, Corey Dickerson added three hits and made a dazzling defensive play to preserve the lead, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Thursday night. The Rays have won three in a row since dropping ...
Sports Illustrated Aug 3, 2017

How the Astros' George Springer Learned To Embrace The Game—And Himself

George Springer overcame a stutter as a child and grew into one of the best leadoff hitters in baseball and the heart and soul of the Houston Astros.
Washington Times Aug 1, 2017

Longoria hits for cycle as Rays top Astros 6-4

HOUSTON (AP) - Evan Longoria became the second Tampa Bay player to hit for the cycle and drove in three runs to lead the Rays over the Houston Astros 6-4 on Tuesday night. He was a double shy when he came to the plate with two outs in the ninth ...
Tampa Tribune Aug 1, 2017
Rays' Chris Archer, Astros mascot Orbit make prank battle official

Rays' Chris Archer, Astros mascot Orbit make prank battle official

HOUSTON - Tampa Bay ace Chris Archer and Houston Astros mascot Orbit have never been friends.But on Monday they took their distaste for each other to another level when Archer presented the furry green alien with a "declaration of unfriendliness" before Tampa's game against the Astros.The
Washington Times Jul 31, 2017

Tampa's Archer and Astros mascot make prank battle official

HOUSTON (AP) - Tampa Bay ace Chris Archer and Houston Astros mascot Orbit have never been friends. But on Monday they took their distaste for each other to another level when Archer presented the furry green alien with a "declaration of unfriendliness" before Tampa's game against the Astros. The official-sounding ...
Washington Times Jul 31, 2017

AL West-leading Astros get lefty Liriano from Blue Jays

HOUSTON (AP) - The AL West-leading Houston Astros have acquired lefty Francisco Liriano from the Toronto Blue Jays, adding him to a rotation that's been banged up this season. The Astros traded outfielders Nori Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez on Monday for Liriano. The 33-year-old Liriano is 6-5 with a 5.88 ...
The Republican Jul 31, 2017
MLB trade deadline 2017: Francisco Liriano dealt to Houston Astros, Nori Aoki to Toronto Blue Jays (report)

MLB trade deadline 2017: Francisco Liriano dealt to Houston Astros, Nori Aoki to Toronto Blue Jays (report)

The Houston Astros acquired Francisco Liriano from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Nori Aoki, according to a report.
Toronto Sun Jul 31, 2017
Sources: Francisco Liriano traded to Astros

Sources: Francisco Liriano traded to Astros

Numerous sources are reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have traded left-handed starter Francisco Liriano to the Houston Astros for 35-year-old outfielder Nori Aoki and a minor league player.

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