12:14 AM EDT, Sat August 30, 2014

Rapid Reaction: Rangers 13, Astros 6

HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Friday night that right-hander Scott Baker’s time as a starter was over. Derek Holland returning and the development of younger pitchers are more important. Well, Baker is on a pretty good hot streak as he heads back to the bullpen. The Rangers have won three straight with him pitching, after the team had lost in 20 consecutive games during which he appeared. Baker picked up his second victory as a starter as the Rangers bats did some heavy damage in a 13-6 decision over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas 8 hours ago

Adduci to seven-day DL; team ties record

HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers placed first baseman/outfielder Jim Adduci on the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday. Adduci hit his head making a sliding catch in the fourth inning of Thursday night's loss to the Houston Astros. Adduci hit his head twice,...
Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas 13 hours ago

Extra Bases: Tepesch struggles again

HOUSTON -- Rangers starter Nick Tepesch had a stretch where he allowed three or fewer runs in four consecutive starts. After Thursday night, Tepesch has given up eight runs in his last two outings. He wasn't the pitcher of record in the 4-2 loss to the Astros,...
CSN Houston 46 mins ago

Rangers throttle Astros 13-6

The Silver Boot will have to wait for another night. Friday night was all Rangers in a 13-6 defeat of the Astros.
Houston Chronicle 45 mins ago

Rangers throttle Astros to even four-game series

Box score On the field or off, the Astros have found it almost impossible to go very long without an embarrassing moment under Jim Crane’s brief ownership. Whether it has been the sno-cone vendor taking his products into the bathroom stall or Jeff Luhnow failing to sign the club’s No. 1 overall pick, the public […]
Evan Drellich / FanBlog: Astros 10 hours ago

Bo Porter, Jeff Luhnow at odds, source says

In a season where the Astros seem incapable for staying out of the headlines for negative and controversial reasons, manager Bo Porter and general manager Jeff Luhnow have been at odds, according to a club source. FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Friday of tensions mounting between Porter and Luhnow. The Chronicle was […]
FanBlog: Astros 5 hours ago

Presley set to start rehab; Springer still has a way to go

Astros outfielder Alex Presley, who took batting practice on the field Friday night, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday. It will be his second rehab stint since landing on the disabled list on July 8 with a right oblique strain. Presley had to stop his previous rehab at short-season Tri-City two weeks ago […]

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CSN Houston Aug 28, 2014

A's tough outs all year for Qualls

Chad Qualls has given up 18 total earned runs on the season so far. 11 of them have been scored by the A's, including the three that won the game for Oakland on Wednesday.
Sacramento Bee Aug 28, 2014
Fuld's homer in 9th lifts A's over Astros 5-4

Fuld's homer in 9th lifts A's over Astros 5-4

Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) crosses home plate in front of teammate Jon Singleton (28) to score from third base on a wild pitch from Oakland Athletics reliever Ryan Cook in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Houston. Oakland Athletics' Drew Pomeranz delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Houston. Houston Astros' Brad Peacock...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 28, 2014

Oakland A's pull out 5-4 victory over Houston Astros

Sam Fuld's two-run homer in the ninth inning keys a three-run rally and a 5-4 Oakland A's win over the Houston Astros.
CSN Houston Aug 27, 2014

A's rally in 9th to beat Astros

The Astros were on the cusp of winning back-to-back series over the A's for the first time ever. That is, until the A's scored three runs in the ninth to win the series finale 5-4.

Peacock hoping recent adjustments keep paying off

Astros righthander Brad Peacock had a 6.01 ERA in 2012, when he was pitching for the Oakland Athletics’ Class AAA affiliate in Sacramento, Calif. He laughed a little a day before his start Wednesday against his old club when asked if he’s ever been through a similar stretch to this year’s second half. “Oh God, […]

Scouting report: Astros vs. Texas Rangers

Three things to watch in the four-game series against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park: 1. The Astros took over fourth place in the American League West on July 9 with an 8-4 win over the Rangers in Arlington, completing a three-game sweep that sent the Rangers to the cellar. That was in the […]

Thursday Rangers scouting report: Texas to face Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh for first time

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 23: Collin McHugh #31 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of their game on August 23, 2014 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/)
CSN Houston Aug 27, 2014

Qualls still in Houston

It was business as usual for Chad Qualls on Wednesday as the Astros prepared to face the A's in their series finale. In other words, he wasn't packing his bags to join the Tigers.
CSN Houston Aug 27, 2014

Downs' rehab begins in Corpus Christi

Astros reliever Darin Downs will head to Corpus Christi on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment as recovers from an oblique injury.
CSN Houston Aug 27, 2014

Astros fan spikes ball during first pitch

An Astros fan topped 50 Cent's legendary first pitch before Tuesday night’s Oakland-Houston matchup at Minute Maid Park.
CSN Houston Aug 27, 2014

Appel notches best start of the season

Astros prospect Mark Appel threw eight scoreless innings for the Corpus Christi Hooks on Tuesday.
Sacramento Bee Aug 27, 2014

Oakland Athletics (77-54) at Houston Astros (56-77), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

Drew Pomeranz will get back to work when the Oakland Athletics wrap up a three-game series against the Houston Astros Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

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