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9/22/2014 | Martinez looking to impress in rematch with Astros

Nick Martinez and the Rangers will look to continue their winning ways when they try to secure a series victory against Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros on Tuesday night.


9/22/2014 | Tropeano gains experience in loss to Rangers

Nick Tropeano gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings, including a bases-clearing triple, as the Astros dropped a 4-3 decision to the Rangers in the series opener on Monday night.


9/20/2014 | Ceremony for breaking Biggio's hit mark 'means a lot' to Altuve

Jose Altuve was honored Saturday in a ceremony before the Astros' 10-1 win over the Mariners at Minute Maid Park. The Houston second baseman was being recognized for setting the franchise's single-season mark for hits. "This means a lot," Altuve said after the game. "The organization is doing everything for you."


9/20/2014 | Downs likely done for year due to oblique strain

Astros reliever Darin Downs is unlikely to pitch again this season, while reliever Josh Fields remains day to day with general soreness in his right side.


9/20/2014 | Five homers propel Astros to blowout of Mariners

For a team that hasn't been hitting home runs lately, the Astros came out bashing Saturday night. Chris Carter and Alex Presley hit two-run home runs in the first inning off Seattle's Chris Young, propelling the Astros to a 10-1 blowout at Minute Maid Park with the roof open, a rarity in Houston in September.


9/20/2014 | Mariners turn to Iwakuma to boost Wild Card hopes

As the Mariners' playoff chase hits the final eight games -- they're a half-game behind the Royals for the American League's second Wild Card -- the club hopes for a better outing Sunday from right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma as it closes out a three-game set in Houston, with the Astros turning to righty Collin McHugh in their home finale.


9/20/2014 | Mariners send Young to knock on Wild Card door

Just a half-game short of the second American League Wild Card spot, the Mariners will turn to one of their steadiest starters on Saturday, when Chris Young opposes Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel.


9/19/2014 | Altuve keeps on hitting, but errors hurt Astros

Jose Altuve, making a rare start at designated hitter, shook off Thursday's 0-for-6 performance by going 3-for-3 to extend his Major League lead to 216 hits, but it wasn't enough after a pair of errors opened the door to a big Mariners rally and a 10-5 loss.


9/19/2014 | Mixed results for Mariners, Astros in challenges

Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson gained a stolen base on Friday when replay officials overturned an out call at second base, but Jake Marisnick's groundout in the eighth stood.


9/19/2014 | Starts to be scarce for Singleton the rest of the way

Rookie first baseman Jon Singleton, who has been struggling mightily, figures to start only a few more games this season.


9/19/2014 | Astros to honor Altuve tonight

Prior to tonight's game, the Astros will honor Jose Altuve's breaking of the club's single-season hits record. Craig Biggio, whose record Altuve broke, will take part.


9/19/2014 | Mariners put Wild Card hopes in Walker's hands

Just one game behind the A's for the second American League Wild Card spot, the Mariners will turn to rookie right-hander Taijuan Walker as they open a three-game series against Brad Peacock and the Astros in Houston on Friday.


9/19/2014 | Astros find 13th inning unlucky in loss to Tribe

Tom Lawless had to use five relievers after Scott Feldman took a shutout into the ninth before the Indians pushed across a run in the 13th inning to beat the Astros, 2-1, and split the four-game series at Minute Maid Park.


9/18/2014 | Appel throws in Minute Maid Park bullpen

Mark Appel, one of the Astros' top prospects and the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, threw in the bullpen at Minute Maid Park on Thursday in front of Doug Brocail and pitching coach Brent Strom.


9/18/2014 | Trevino added to Wall of Honor

Spanish-language broadcaster Alex Trevino was added to the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor in an on-field ceremony at Minute Maid Park prior to Thursday's game against the Indians.


9/18/2014 | Astros moving Triple-A affiliate to Fresno

The Astros have signed a two-year player-development contract with the Fresno Grizzlies, who previously had a 17-year relationship with the San Francisco Giants. Houston will move its Triple-A operations beginning next year, with the contract expiring following the 2016 season.


9/17/2014 | Salazar hopes to come through for Indians

Cleveland will finish a four-game set against the Astros on Thursday at Minute Maid Park when Danny Salazar takes the mound opposite Houston's Scott Feldman. The Tribe is five games back of Kansas City for the American League's second Wild Card spot.


9/17/2014 | Altuve provides only offense for Astros in loss

Jose Altuve added to his franchise record for hits in a season with singles in the fourth and ninth innings against Carlos Carrasco in the Astros' 2-0 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.


9/17/2014 | DeFrancesco hopes to interview for manager job

Triple-A manager Tony DeFrancesco, who served as interim manager of the Astros for the final 41 games of the 2012 season, said Wednesday he hopes to get an opportunity to interview for the Major League managerial position once again.


9/17/2014 | Astros seek new home for Triple-A affiliate

The Astros continue their search for a new home for their Triple-A affiliate after it was announced Wednesday the Dodgers were buying a stake in the Oklahoma City RedHawks, which had been the Astros' Triple-A club the previous four years.


9/16/2014 | Castro named Astros' Clemente Award nominee

Houston catcher Jason Castro is the Astros' 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.


9/16/2014 | Tribe starts Carrasco hoping to aid playoff push

The Indians are clinging on to playoff hopes and will start Carlos Carrasco on Wednesday night in Houston sitting five games back of the second American League Wild Card spot. The Astros will send Brett Oberholtzer to the mound hoping to play spoiler.


9/16/2014 | Altuve's record night not enough for Astros

Jose Altuve would have undoubtedly traded a hitless night for a win. Altuve set a franchise record for most hits in a season by coming up with his 211th hit of the year in the seventh inning, surpassing the previous record of 210 set by Craig Biggio in 1998, in the Astros' 4-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.


9/16/2014 | Springer shut down for rest of season

With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season and his strained left quad not 100 percent healthy, the Astros announced on Tuesday that rookie outfielder George Springer would sit out the remainder of the regular season.


9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.




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