3:25 AM EDT, Tue August 04, 2015
Houston Chronicle 3 hours ago

Rookie Lance McCullers roughed up as Astros drop series opener to Rangers

ARLINGTON – Fans were still settling into their seats at Globe Life Park on Monday night when the Rangers knocked rookie righthander Lance McCullers out of the contest in the bottom the first inning Monday night. By the third inning, the Astros were on their third pitcher. And by the fifth, the Rangers’ Adrian Beltre […]
Houston Chronicle 4 hours ago

Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre puts together historic cycle in Monday’s series opener against Astros

ARLINGTON — Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre on Monday became only the fourth player in major league history to hit for the cycle three times in his career. Beltre took advantage of the Astros’ disastrous pitching performance Monday night in the first game...
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

A.J. Hinch, Jeff Banister on better terms following dustup in previous Astros-Rangers series

ARLINGTON — In their first series since being in the middle of a benches-clearing shoving match at home plate, Astros manager A.J. Hinch and his Rangers counterpart, Jeff Banister, embraced behind the batting cage Monday afternoon at Globe Life Park. Although they acknowledge and welcome the suddenly...
Houston Chronicle 9 hours ago

Scott Kazmir named AL Pitcher of the Month for July

Recently acquired starting pitcher Scott Kazmir (trade happened on July 23) was named MLB’s AL Pitcher of the Month after posting an incredible 0.26 ERA (1 earned run in 34 innings pitched) through five starts (three with Oakland, two with Houston). Kazmir set the third-lowest ERA in the month of July in MLB history (Spud […]
Athletics Nation 9 hours ago

Houston Astros and Oakland A's Scott Kazmir AL pitcher of the month of July

The Astros and Athletics starter deserves kudos for his strong performance for both clubs in July. Scott Kazmir is gone to the Houston Astros, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate what he did with the Oakland Athletics for his last calendar month with the A's, earning the American League's pitcher...

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Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

Cole Hamels praises Astros while explaining why he stuck with no-trade list

ARLINGTON — Rangers lefthander Cole Hamels had plenty of praise for the Astros even though he turned down a trade to Houston a few days before the Phillies officially sent him to Arlington at the trade deadline last week. Hamels had a no-trade clause in his contract with only nine of 29 teams as acceptable […]
Houston Chronicle 11 hours ago

Updated odds to win the 2015 World Series

The Astros are one of eight teams who boosted their odds to win the World Series after the trade deadline passed last week. Take a look at who slipped and who gained steam as baseball’s regular season hits the final stretch.
Houston Chronicle Aug 2, 2015

On Deck: Astros at Rangers

Monday: Lance McCullers (5-3, 2.48) vs. Colby Lewis (11-4, 4.42) Tuesday: Mike Fiers (5-9, 3.89) vs. Yovani Gallardo (7-9, 3.39) Wednesday: Scott Kazmir (6-5, 2.10) vs. Nick Martinez (6-6, 4.01) Three things to watch in the series: 1. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa continues making a strong case for the American League Rookie of the Year […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 2, 2015

Jed Lowrie may see limited playing time in adjusting to return

Jed Lowrie contributed Sunday with a double and a run scored, but manager A.J. Hinch said he may rest the veteran infielder Monday at Arlington as he continues to adjust to playing after a long injury absence. “I probably won’t go more than three days in a row without giving him a day off,” the […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 2, 2015

Even with Springer out, the Houston Astros still have incredible offensive and outfield depth

Astros manager A.J. Hinch normally avoids bulletin board-style pronouncements, but he was adamant Sunday that the Astros, even without George Springer, may have one of the best outfields in baseball with the addition of Carlos Gomez. With the Astros’ current configuration, which Sunday included Jake Marisnick in right and Gomez in center, plus Colby Rasmus, […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 2, 2015

The Houston Astros have a good problem at catcher

Most managers would love to have the quandary that lately faces Astros manager A.J. Hinch over whether to start Jason Castro, who has a six-game hitting streak that includes a walkoff homer, or Hank Conger, who delivered the team’s first grand slam of the season Saturday. “It’s a good problem to have,” Hinch said. “It’s […]
Arizona Republic Aug 2, 2015
Diamondbacks bats go quiet in 2nd straight loss to Astros

Diamondbacks bats go quiet in 2nd straight loss to Astros

The Diamondbacks managed just one run in losing for the second time in as many days to the Houston Astros, this time 4-1 on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.         
Arizona Republic Aug 2, 2015
Rewind: D-Backs fall to Astros in series finale

Rewind: D-Backs fall to Astros in series finale

HOUSTON — Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings, and Carlos Gomez delivered a two-run, go-ahead single as the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 on Sunday.         
Houston Chronicle Aug 2, 2015

Collin McHugh turns in solid start as Astros stay hot at home, take series from Diamondbacks

Collin McHugh allowed a run and eight hits in seven innings to win his fourth straight decision Sunday afternoon, and the Astros clinched a series win over the Diamondbacks with a 4-1 victory before 33,871 at Minute Maid Park. McHugh (13-5), who has won in six of his last eight starts since mid-June, struck out […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 2, 2015

Newest starting pitcher Mike Fiers brings four offerings, aggressive approach to Astros

A couple of lockers down from the team leader in facial hair, there’s a new beard in the Astros clubhouse. Righthander Mike Fiers, who was acquired from the Brewers along with outfielder Carlos Gomez at midweek, arrived Sunday for his first day in an Astros uniform. He planned a bullpen session with pitching coach Brent […]
Arizona Republic Aug 2, 2015
Tomas benched as D-Backs' win streak ends

Tomas benched as D-Backs' win streak ends

The Diamondbacks’ six-game winning streak came to a stop on Saturday night in a 9-2 loss to the Houston Astros.         
Houston Chronicle Aug 2, 2015

Keuchel’s hard work has earned him the American League lead in wins

Astros ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel overcame a 44-pitch second inning to take the American League lead for victories with his 13th of the season Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. By beating the Diamondbacks 9-2 before a crowd of 36,602 Keuchel set a franchise record by winning his first 10 home decisions this season. He’s […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 1, 2015

Rookie righthander Vince Velasquez optioned to AA Corpus Christi

The Astros optioned rookie righthander Vince Velasquez to Class AA Corpus Christi after he threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief Saturday in the 9-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. Velasquez will pitch out of the bullpen for the Hooks. He was sent down to make room on the roster for righthanded starter Mike Fiers, who […]

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    Scott Kazmir

    Houston Astros and Oakland A's Scott Kazmir AL pitcher of the month of July

  • 1 Lance McCullers

    Lance McCullers

    Rookie Lance McCullers roughed up as Astros drop series opener to Rangers

  • Carlos Gomez

    Carlos Gomez

    Even with Springer out, the Houston Astros still have incredible offensive and outfield depth

  • Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve

    J.J. Watt stops by Minute Maid Park ahead of Thursday’s finale in Astros-Angels series

  • Carlos Correa

    Carlos Correa

    Carlos Correa making a case for AL Rookie of the Year honors

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