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5/25/2016 | Astros' Gomez using rehab stint to refresh

He was smiling with his teammates, bouncing around the field and looked refreshed. Simply put, Carlos Gomez was being Carlos Gomez again. Prior to the second game of his Minor League rehab stint at Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday night, Gomez said the rib cage injury that put him on the disabled list might have come at a good time.


5/25/2016 | Astros prospect Bregman 'ready to contribute'

Alex Bregman doesn't make many mistakes on the baseball field, so when he was picked off base in a game a few days ago in Midland, Double-A Corpus Christi manager Rodney Linares noticed Bregman sitting with his head down in the dugout.


5/25/2016 | Homers help Astros lock up series win vs. O's

The Astros got big blasts from Luis Valbuena and Evan Gattis, and capitalized on four Orioles errors, to edge Baltimore, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, securing a series win in the three-game set.


5/25/2016 | McCullers, Gausman match up in series finale

The Astros and Orioles wrap up their three-game set with Thursday night's finale at Minute Maid Park.


5/25/2016 | With 16 K's, Astros relievers tie club record

The way the Astros' bullpen has been throwing lately, you knew Houston was well equipped to pitch deep into Tuesday's game against the Orioles. The Astros rode 7 1/3 scoreless innings -- and a franchise-tying 16 strikeouts -- from their relief corps to beat the Orioles, 3-2, in 13 innings at Minute Maid Park.


5/25/2016 | Kemp's triple in 13th gives Astros needed jolt

Tony Kemp, the 5-foot-6 left fielder making his fourth career start, ignited a game-winning rally in the 13th inning when he led off with a triple and scored on a Carlos Correa single in the Astros' 3-2 walk-off win over the Orioles on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.


5/25/2016 | Group of Phillies among top prospect performers

Rhys Hoskins has hit his share of home runs this season, but none have been bigger than the walk-off grand slam he hit Tuesday to lead Double-A Reading past Erie, 11-9. Hoskins was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday.


5/24/2016 | Rasmus ejected for arguing called 3rd strike

Astros center fielder Colby Rasmus was ejected in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Orioles for arguing a called third strike.


5/24/2016 | Astros, McHugh out to clinch series against O's

The Astros, who snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 walk-off win in 13 innings in Tuesday's opener, will send Collin McHugh to the mound on Wednesday hoping to generate a little momentum against the Orioles.


5/24/2016 | Correa finishes O's after Astros' brilliant relief

Carlos Correa snapped an 0-for-15 slump by hitting a line-drive single to center field with the bases loaded in the 13th inning to score Tony Kemp, who had led off the inning with a triple, to send the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Orioles on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.


5/24/2016 | Pipeline preview: Musgrove takes hill for Triple-A Fresno

Astros prospect Joe Musgrove takes the mound for Triple-A Fresno and is making his third start for the Grizzlies since he was promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi.


5/24/2016 | Astros confident Keuchel will find Cy form

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about the struggles of reigning American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel is how well the rest of the Astros' rotation has been pitching lately. That gives the Astros hope that getting Keuchel ironed out will help them spark a turnaround to get back into the AL West race.


5/24/2016 | Ortiz, Naylor among top prospect performers Monday

Luis Ortiz, baseball's No. 69 overall prospect, made a seamless transition to Double-A as he enjoyed a stellar debut for Double-A Frisco. The Rangers' No. 4 prospect limited San Antonio to just one run in six innings, striking out six batters against one walk in a 11-1 win.


5/24/2016 | Alumni group golfs for good cause in Houston

Several warm-weather, geographically desirable cities are designated sites for charity golf tournaments hosted by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association each year. On Monday, it was Houston's turn to play host.


5/23/2016 | Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.


5/23/2016 | 5 keys for Astros to find their groove

With a three-game series against another first-place team looming -- the Orioles come to Minute Maid Park beginning Tuesday -- the Astros are still searching for answers. At 17-28, they're in last place in the American League West after getting swept by the Rangers, and they have serious questions on the mound and in the lineup.


5/22/2016 | Keuchel's frustration continues to mount

Frustration continues to mount for Astros ace Dallas Keuchel, whose struggles this season haven't backed up a breakout 2015 campaign that culminated with an American League Cy Young Award.


5/22/2016 | Hamels leads Rangers to sweep of Astros

Cole Hamels tied a club record by winning his 12th straight decision as the Rangers completed a three-game sweep of the Astros with a 9-2 victory on Sunday afternoon.


5/22/2016 | Tillman, Fister square off in series opener

Chris Tillman will put his five-game winning streak on the line Tuesday when the Orioles face Doug Fister and the Astros in Houston.


5/21/2016 | Fiers is latest victim of a hard-luck loss

The starting pitching that scuffled so much in April has turned it around, but only enough for the Astros to lose frustratingly close games in May. The Astros got another strong start Saturday night against the Rangers, but lost their third consecutive 2-1 game to fall to 10 games under .500.


5/21/2016 | Rangers seek sweep as Hamels faces Keuchel

Cole Hamels will put his winning streak on the line and try to give the Rangers their sixth win in six tries against the Astros this season, while Dallas Keuchel tries to break his losing streak and help Houston end the series on a high note in Sunday afternoon's finale at Minute Maid Park.


5/21/2016 | Castro thriving at the plate with simpler approach

When all else fails, get back to the basics. That's been the formula for success for Astros catcher Jason Castro, who is slowly turning around his season after hitting .116 (5-for-43) though his first 17 games.


5/21/2016 | Feliz becoming a force in Astros' bullpen

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor swung and missed at a slider that bounced well in front of the plate and in the process fell to his knees. It's those kinds of reactions that tell Astros manager A.J. Hinch just how filthy relief pitcher Michael Feliz is throwing lately.


5/21/2016 | McCullers pleased with start but not yet satisfied

One bad pitch to Rangers slugger Prince Fielder muddied what was an otherwise promising outing from Astros starter Lance McCullers, who showed how much the rotation has missed him by allowing two runs and striking out seven batters in six innings in Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Rangers at Minute Maid Park.


5/20/2016 | Rangers edge Astros on Lewis' moxie, Prince's bat

Colby Lewis fired seven scoreless innings and Prince Fielder provided the offense with a two-run double as the Rangers edged the Astros, 2-1, on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.




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