6:33 AM EDT, Mon April 27, 2015
Houston Chronicle 11 hours ago

Evan Gattis comes up clutch in 9th as Astros sweep Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Evan Gattis has his first signature game at the heart of the order and the Astros have their first sweep of the A’s in franchise history. The lumberjack-looking designated hitter turned around a Tyler Clippard fastball at the shoulders and lined it into center field with the bases loaded in the ninth […]
Athletics Nation 11 hours ago

Game Thread #20: Oakland A's vs. Houston Astros (3)

The Athletics have pulled ahead 6-5 after seven-and-a-half against the Astros after trailing 5-2 after three-and-a-half. Let's take this home.
Athletics Nation 15 hours ago

Game #20: Oakland A's vs. Houston Astros

The Houston Astros have never swept a series against the Oakland Athletics, and the A's hope to continue that run as they try to salvage this home series against the league-leading Houston Astros this afternoon, starting at 1:05 pm. Left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz...

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Oakland Tribune 11 hours ago

A's bullpen falters in ninth; Astros sweep series

Evan Gattis' two-run double off Tyler Clippard in the ninth inning gave the Houston Astros a 7-6 win over the A's for a three-game sweep.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch admires Padres and their changes from afar

OAKLAND, Calif. — From the stadium where he first played in the majors in Oakland to the one in San Diego where he last worked before joining the Astros, manager A.J. Hinch is getting to see all old his haunts. In early August 2014, a month before joining the Astros, Hinch resigned from his position […]

Jake Marisnick back in Astros lineup after missing pair of games

OAKLAND, Calif. — Rarely is the No. 9 spot in the lineup watched so closely. Center fielder Jake Marisnick returned to his usual spot in the order Sunday afternoon for the finale of a three-game series with the A’s after testing out his right leg with morning agility drills. “Everything felt good,” Marisnick said. “I […]
Oakland Tribune Apr 25, 2015

A's Kendall Graveman struggles again in loss to Houston Astros

Oakland A's right-hander Kendall Graveman has yet to show the spark from spring training, this time giving up six runs in 42/3 innings during a 9-3 loss to the Houston Astros

Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick could be held out until Padres series

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jake Marisnick said he hit and run around Saturday and that everything felt good after doing so, but the Astros might want to give the hot-hitting center fielder at least one more day off. Marisnick sat out Friday and Saturday because of soreness in his iliotibial band, or IT band — in […]

Jose Altuve, George Springer power Astros past Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — The A’s don’t look like the A’s you used to know, dropping fly balls and losing in ways they shouldn’t. These days, it’s hard to recognize the first-place Astros, too. Maybe the most comforting hit of all in Saturday’s 9-3 Astros win came when Chris Carter took the first pitch he saw […]

Former Astro Charlton Jimerson opens up about tumultuous life in new book

OAKLAND, Calif. — Charlton Jimerson, a former Astros and Seattle Mariners outfielder who made it to the major leagues after navigating a childhood that included a crack-addicted parent, has written a book about his journey. The 35-year-old Jimerson, who still lives in Houston, released the 134-page “Against All Odds: A Success Story” in March. “Every […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 23, 2015

Could the current Astros crack the top 10 in franchise home run totals?

Entering this season, the Astros figured to produce more power at the plate after overhauling their offense during the winter. Additions such as Evan Gattis, Colby Rasmus and Luis Valbuena were supposed to compliment budding sluggers George Springer, Chris Carter and Jon Singleton, with the idea being that a stacked lineup would always keep the […]

Scouting report: Astros at Oakland A’s

Shortstop Jed Lowrie, returning to the Oakland Coliseum for the first time since he left the club for the Astros this offseason, has reached base seven straight times (five hits and two walks). Center fielder Jake Marisnick, meanwhile, has reached base in seven of 12 his last 12 plate appearances. Catcher Hank Conger is set […]

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred pushes for pre-draft medical info following Brady Aiken debacle

SEATTLE — Brady Aiken hasn’t been forgotten by baseball’s highest powers, the union and league office, and the significance of his medical situation will carry over into next year’s collective bargaining discussions. The team and the league office have said little about Aiken since last June’s draft, when the Astros took him first overall but […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 23, 2015

Is Astros vs. Rangers a rivalry that’s ever going to happen?

They’re in their third year together in the American League West, and the jury remains out on whether the Astros and Texas Rangers are rivals. They only started playing each other in 2001 thanks to interleague play, so their history together is limited. Plus, the teams haven’t both been strong at the same time during […]

Astros’ reliever Josh Fields activated; shortstop Jonathan Villar optioned

SEATTLE — The Astros are indeed going to move to 13 pitchers to bring back Josh Fields, the righty reliever who started the year on the disabled list with a right groin strain. Shortstop Jonathan Villar was optioned Class AAA Fresno to make room after Wednesday night’s 3-2 loss to the Mariners, before the ‘Stros departed […]

Chris Carter’s first homer of season not enough as Astros see win streak snapped

SEATTLE — The Astros’ first ejection of the 2015 season had a poetic touch. It was the hitting coach, Dave Hudgens. Another first for the Astros this year, a Chris Carter home run, wasn’t enough to give them a three-game sweep Wednesday night in a 3-2 loss to the Mariners. An attempt at a second […]
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 23, 2015

Mariners salvage final game of series, hold on for 3-2 win over Astros

J.A. Happ delivered the strong start the Mariners so desperately needed Wednesday night and the bullpen nursed a 3-2 lead through high-anxiety moments in a victory over Houston at Safeco…

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