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Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago
Ex-Astro J.D. Martinez delivers big blow as Tigers knock off Astros

Ex-Astro J.D. Martinez delivers big blow as Tigers knock off Astros

DETROIT — J.D. Martinez stood with his old friends on Friday afternoon, as the Tigers wrapped up their swings in the cage and the Astros came out to stretch before a 6-2 Astros loss, their second straight to begin this four-game series. Jason Castro came by. So did Jose Altuve. By the third inning, Martinez […]
SpikesnStars 14 hours ago

Astros at Tigers, Tardy Version: Hope You Like Day Games

Thursday: Tigers 6, Astros 5 Friday: McHugh vs. Simon, 6:08 PM, ROOT Saturday: McCullers vs. Lobstein, 3:08 PM, ROOT Sunday: Hernandez vs. Sanchez, 12:08 PM, ROOT   Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. I confess to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned.  I brought back the Series Preview at a [...]
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago

Watch Detroit Tigers' Alfredo Simon talk about his win over the Houston Astros

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Alfredo Simon discusses his win over the Houston Astros on Friday, and having to overcome a third-inning error.
Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago

Tigers 6, Astros 2: J.D. Martinez hits three-run HR, Alfredo Simon throws seven strong innings in win

Simon allowed just two runs, neither of them earned, in a solid start for the Tigers. DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez just missed the first time. He didn't miss the second. Martinez hit a three-run home run and Alfredo Simon turned in...

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Houston Chronicle May 21, 2015

On Deck: Astros at Detroit Tigers

Series schedule (at Minute Maid Park) 12:08 p.m. Thursday: RHP Scott Feldman (3-4, 5.06 ERA) vs. LHP David Price (3-1, 3.40 ERA) 6:08 p.m. Friday: RHP Collin McHugh (5-1, 4.09 ERA) vs. RHP Alfredo Simon (4-2, 3.04 ERA) 3:08 p.m. Saturday: RHP Lance McCullers (0-0, 1.93 ERA). vs. LHP Kyle Lobstein (3-4, 4.29 ERA) 12:08 […]
Houston Chronicle May 20, 2015

Injured Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer set to throw another bullpen Thursday

Astros lefthander Brett Oberholtzer, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left index finger, will remain behind in Houston to throw another bullpen session Thursday. If that goes well, he’s likely to go on a rehab assignment soon. “He’s going to throw another bullpen in the next day or two […]
Houston Chronicle May 20, 2015

Evan Gattis happy to be seeing results again after latest power display

Designated hitter Evan Gattis collected his sixth multi-RBI game of the year to move into a tie with Jose Altuve for the club lead in runs batted in. Gattis hit a majestic two-run home run to left-center field in the sixth inning to give the Astros a 3-1 lead in the eventual 6-1 victory. Gattis […]
Houston Chronicle May 20, 2015

Astros defend their turf with recent 7-2 homestand

The Astros, who entered the nine-game homestand with an 8-8 home record, went 7-2 on the homestand to improve their record at Minute Maid Park to 15-10 this season. After splitting a two-game set against the defending World Series champion Giants, the Astros swept a four-game series against the Blue Jays before taking two of […]
Houston Chronicle May 20, 2015

Dallas Keuchel, Evan Gattis pace Astros to series win over A’s

The Astros arrived at Minute Maid Park nine days ago unable to explain why they had been so much better on the road in 2015. They knew they needed to improve their .500 record at home, and that’s exactly what they have accomplished. Ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel pitched seven strong innings and Evan Gattis hit […]
Houston Chronicle May 20, 2015

Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno gets good news on injury front

Astros righthander Samuel Deduno, who went on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a lower back strain, was happy to learn that the MRI he underwent Tuesday afternoon revealed only inflammation near his hip. The Astros also considered the results positive. “It actually was good news,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “It’s nothing severe. […]
Houston Chronicle May 20, 2015

Astros closer Luke Gregerson gets day off for finale of Oakland series

Astros closer Luke Gregerson, who was pulled with two outs and the A’s threatening in the ninth inning Tuesday night, was given Wednesday afternoon off to rest. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Chad Qualls, Pat Neshek, Tony Sipp, Josh Fields and Will Harris were options to close the series finale against the A’s at Minute […]

Roberto Hernandez turns in yet another solid start as Astros top Athletics

As annoying as the fifth spot in the Astros’ rotation has been this season leading up to Lance McCullers’ Batman mania, the predicament would have been worse if the team had no stability in the fourth spot. Roberto Hernandez, a minor league signing just before spring training, isn’t much to think about, which is actually […]

Astros catcher Jason Castro showing improvement at, behind plate

Just because Jason Castro hasn’t seen a rise in his batting average doesn’t mean he’s not an improved player in 2015. He’s throwing out would-be base stealers more often and striking out less often. The 27-year-old had thrown out nine of 22 base stealers entering Tuesday, good for a 41 percent clip, well above the […]

Astros reliever Sam Deduno has precautionary MRI on ailing lower back

Long reliever Sam Deduno went for an MRI on Tuesday afternoon to investigate his lower right back strain. General manager Jeff Luhnow called it precautionary. Deduno said the discomfort had been building for a while, since spring training. He said he feels the soreness in the area of his right hip. evan.drellich@chron.com twitter.com/evandrellich • • […]

Lance McCullers to get another start with Astros in weekend series at Detroit

Lance McCullers is going to get at least one more big league start, as expected, on Saturday in Detroit against the Tigers. “I thought he handled himself very well and guys were excited to get him out there and he even gave ‘em a little bit of ammunition to get to welcome him in, with […]

Athletics spoil debut of McCullers, Jr., snap Astros’ winning streak at 5 games

The career of Lance McCullers, Jr., is just starting but Batman may never return after a 2-1 Astros loss to the Oakland Athletics on Monday night at Minute Maid Park. The buzz-maker of the day for his choice of footwear as well as his arm, McCullers didn’t factor into the decision in his debut, which […]
San Jose Mercury News May 18, 2015

Oakland A's win a one-run game, beat Houston Astros 2-1

A's once again find the confines of Minute Maid Park to be friendly; starter Drew Pomeranz leaves in the fifth inning with left shoulder tightness.
Houston Chronicle May 18, 2015

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. makes MLB debut wearing unique cleats

Move over, Matt Harvey — there’s another fireballing righthander in the major leagues with an affinity for the “Caped Crusader.” Lance McCullers, one of the Astros’ top pitching prospects, made his major league debut on Monday night, less than three years after being selected 41st overall as a high schooler in the 2012 draft. And […]

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