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7/24/2014 | Keuchel seeks return to form as Astros host Marlins

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel looks to rediscover his dominant form when he faces the Marlins' Brad Hand in a battle of lefties for the opener of an Interleague series at Minute Maid Park on Friday.

7/24/2014 | Rubber game gets away from Feldman, Astros

Scott Feldman was pulled with one out in the sixth following a season-high 117 pitches, leaving with a pair of runners on base. Within a matter of minutes, the A's blew the game wide open with a Brandon Moss grand slam and cruised to a 13-1 win in the series finale.

7/24/2014 | Feeling's mutual: Astros holding on to Qualls

The Astros could be looking for some outfield help, considering they have three outfielders on the shelf, but one player who won't be moved is closer Chad Qualls, who has a 1.78 ERA and 11 saves this year. Qualls, who was drafted and developed by the Astros, wants to finish his career in Houston and be part of the team's turnaround.

7/24/2014 | Albers, Crain progressing slower than expected

The calendar is getting ready to flip to August, and with each growing day it's becoming less likely injured relievers Matt Albers and Jesse Crain will be able to make significant contributions to the team this year, if at all.

7/24/2014 | Astros keeping close eye on Marwin's hamstring

Astros manager Bo Porter admitted Thursday he was concerned about the sore right hamstring of starting shortstop Marwin Gonzalez, who was lifted in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's 9-7 loss to the A's to rest the leg.

7/24/2014 | Astros taking it slow with Fowler's recovery

Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler doesn't appear to be close to returning to action, and it's not a stretch to assume that he won't be available until after the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

7/24/2014 | Spirited rally not enough to overcome rocky start

The A's jumped on Brad Peacock for five runs in the second inning, capped by a three-run homer by Yoenis Cespedes -- the first of his two homers -- and built a seven-run lead before the Astros rallied for five of their own in the eighth inning of a 9-7 loss at Coliseum.

7/24/2014 | Astros seek spark for finale vs. A's, Samardzija

If the Astros are going to top Jeff Samardzija and win the series Thursday afternoon against the first-place A's, they'll have to do it without rookie phenom George Springer. Houston turns to right-hander Scott Feldman in the series finale at Coliseum.

7/23/2014 | A's win challenge, earning hit for Donaldson

A's manager Bob Melvin successfully challenged an out call at second base in the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Astros.

7/23/2014 | Krauss recalled, expected to start vs. right-handers

With rookie outfielder George Springer headed to the disabled list, infielder/outfielder Marc Krauss rejoined the club Wednesday from Triple-A Oklahoma City and was plugged right into the lineup, hitting fourth while starting in left field.

7/23/2014 | Astros weighing McHugh, Oberholtzer for rotation

With right-hander Collin McHugh coming through his Minor League rehab start on Tuesday at Triple-A Oklahoma City with no problems and left-hander Brett Oberholtzer throwing seven strong innings in McHugh's place Tuesday in Oakland, one of them will get to start again for Houston on Sunday.

7/23/2014 | Springer placed on DL to rest left quad strain

The Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left quad strain. Marc Krauss has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Springer's spot on the roster.

7/23/2014 | Ryan set for long overdue trip to Hall inductions

It's been 15 years since Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with George Brett and Robin Yount. Ryan hasn't been back for an induction ceremony since. He's headed to Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend. It is, he said, a trip long overdue.

7/23/2014 | A's win replay challenge in 10th inning against Astros

A's manager Bob Melvin won a replay challenge in the top of the 10th inning on Tuesday to help keep the score tied at 2 before the Astros won it, 3-2, in the 12th inning.

7/23/2014 | Hoes' homer lifts Astros in 12-inning showdown

Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who was hitless in his first four at-bats, launched a solo homer to left field off relief pitcher Fernando Abad with one out in the 12th to send the Astros to their third consecutive win over the A's, 3-2, at Coliseum.

7/22/2014 | Peacock looks to rebound in matchup vs. A's

The A's and Astros continue their series on Wednesday, with Oakland's Jesse Chavez taking on Houston's Brad Peacock at Coliseum.

7/22/2014 | Altuve tabbed for Heart and Hustle Award

All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is the Astros' nominee for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.

7/22/2014 | Qualls celebrates 10-year anniversary of debut

Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Major League debut of Astros reliever Chad Qualls, who pitched in his first game with Astros on July 22, 2004 -- about a month before the team caught fire and went 36-10 down stretch to win the National League Wild Card on the final day of the season.

7/22/2014 | Springer sits for second game with leg soreness

Astros rookie outfielder George Springer was out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Tuesday with soreness in his right knee/quadriceps area.

7/21/2014 | Astros telecasts catching on to advanced metrics

The addition of advanced metrics to the baseball landscape has prompted fans to generally fall into one of two categories: those who are intrigued by them, and those who have absolutely no interest. In an effort to bridge the gap between the two extremes, the folks in charge of the Astros' telecasts have integrated basic advanced metrics into daily broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet Houston.

7/20/2014 | Dominguez caps big day with go-ahead double

Matt Dominguez said he knew he wasn't going to hit a triple to fulfill the cycle as he stepped to the plate for his fifth and final at-bat in the Astros' 11-7 win over the White Sox on Sunday. He wasn't even sure if he had a three-base hit before in his four-year career.

7/20/2014 | Springer scratched with sore right quad, knee

Astros outfielder George Springer was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox due to soreness in the quad and knee on his right leg, manager Bo Porter said.

7/20/2014 | Astros rebound from White Sox rally, win slugfest

Just when it looked like the White Sox were going to rally for their third straight come-from-behind win in Sunday's series finale at U.S. Cellular Field, the Astros pulled away with four runs in the seventh inning in an 11-7 victory on a day they tied a season high with 17 hits.

7/20/2014 | Kazmir out to build on dominating first half

Fresh off his appearance in the Midsummer Classic, Scott Kazmir will oppose Houston's Brett Oberholtzer for the third time this season, as the A's open their series against the Astros on Tuesday in Oakland.

7/19/2014 | Danks, White Sox take aim at sweep of Astros

The White Sox will attempt to secure their first series sweep since late May on Sunday afternoon when they host the Astros in the finale of a three-game sweep in Chicago. Left-hander John Danks will square off against Astros right-hander Jarred Cosart.

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