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10/8/2015 | Springer, Rasmus pad lead with powerful blasts

The Astros looked right at home at spacious Kauffman Stadium on Thursday night, using their power to distance themselves from Kansas City in Game 1 of the American League Division Series with home runs from George Springer and Colby Rasmus.

10/8/2015 | With early attack, Astros put road woes to rest

After striking quickly and not backing down, the Astros have won eight of their past 10 games, including four of the past five in three time zones on the road, where they struggled to win more times than not in the regular season.

10/8/2015 | Hinch exercising caution with Gomez

Carlos Gomez wasn't in the starting lineup for Thursday night's Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The Astros are being cautious with the lingering effects of his strained intercostal muscle, though manager A.J. Hinch said Gomez would be in the lineup for Friday's Game 2 at 2:30 p.m. CT on FOX Sports 1.

10/8/2015 | Series in KC a homecoming of sorts for Crane

A large contingent from the University of Central Missouri was on hand for Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday night in support of Astros owner Jim Crane, who played baseball for the school in Warrensburg, Mo., about 55 miles east of Kauffman Stadium.

10/8/2015 | Astros recommending closed roof in Houston

The Astros will host their first home postseason game in 10 years on Sunday, when they take the field against the Royals for Game 3 of the American League Division Series. The game is slated to begin at 3:10 p.m. CT on MLB Network, which, for Astros fans, raises the question: Will the roof be open or closed? A glance at the upcoming forecast would suggest the roof likely will be closed.

10/8/2015 | Kazmir plans to repay Astros' confidence

Scott Kazmir, whose storybook comeback with the Indians and A's has been well documented, is back in the postseason for the first time since 2009, this time with his hometown Astros club, which anointed him Game 2 starter of the ALDS despite his recent struggles.

10/8/2015 | Astros, Royals lineups for Game 1 of ALDS

The starting lineups for Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Astros and Royals.

10/8/2015 | Qualls, Villar not on Astros' ALDS roster

Veteran relief pitcher Chad Qualls wasn't listed on the roster for the Astros in their American League Division Series matchup against the Royals, which gets underway tonight at Kauffman Stadium on FOX Sports 1.

10/8/2015 | Hinch's calm demeanor has Astros rolling

Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan said one of the things that manager A.J. Hinch said when the club was interviewing last year that impressed him was that Hinch wanted the job so he could feel champagne burning in his eyes. Mission accomplished.

10/8/2015 | 3 things the Astros need to advance past Royals

Here's a look a three key things the Astros need to advance to the American League Championship Series.

10/7/2015 | From Day 1, Astros always believed

Amid the champagne celebrations of recent days, Dallas Keuchel, the ace of the Astros' rotation and a strong American League Cy Young Award candidate, admits there were haunting memories of the past.

10/7/2015 | Hinch has no concerns about relief corps

The Astros' bullpen might not strike fear in the hearts of opponents in the same fashion as the Royals', but A.J. Hinch can't help but feel confident in his relievers heading into the ALDS based on how they've performed for much of season.

10/7/2015 | Hillman isn't bitter about tenure with Royals

Many of the players the Royals will be counting on to beat the Astros in the American League Division Series were up-and-comers in Kansas City's Minor League system when Trey Hillman was managing the Royals.

10/7/2015 | Astros look to power up at Royals' big park

The biggest challenger to an Astros offense that's relied on power for much of its runs this season just might be a ballpark during this best-of-five American League Division Series against the Royals.

10/7/2015 | Springer holds no ill feelings for hit-by-pitch

Astros right fielder George Springer isn't carrying any hard feelings into Game 1 of the American League Division Series matchup against the Royals tonight at 6:30 CT on FOX Sports 1.

10/7/2015 | Kazmir to start ALDS Game 2, Keuchel Gm. 3

Astros manager A.J. Hinch tabbed left-hander Scott Kazmir to start Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Royals on Friday. Kazmir is 7-11 with a 3.10 ERA in 31 starts this year, but he's 2-6 with a 4.17 ERA in 13 starts since coming to the Astros in a July trade with Oakland.

10/7/2015 | McHugh ready for opening battle with Royals

Collin McHugh's continual ability to navigate his way through adversity very much reflects what the Astros have done all year, fighting through the ups and downs and defying expectations.

10/7/2015 | ALDS position-by-position: Astros-Royals

In this American League Division Series matchup that begins at 7:30 ET tonight at Kauffman Stadium and on FS1, the only thing standing in the way of the Astros continuing their wild rise and ride is a Royals team looking to build off 2014's triumphs Here's a position-by-position breakdown.

10/7/2015 | Astros turn to McHugh in ALDS opener

The Astros will start 19-game winner Collin McHugh against the Royals tonight at Kauffman Stadium in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, airing on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

10/7/2015 | Statcast: Villar's steal helps put Yanks away

From a no-doubter home run that gave the Astros some breathing room to that late-inning steal to a trio of defensive gems, here's a closer look at five plays from Tuesday's game, courtesy of Statcast™.

10/7/2015 | Astros-Royals matchup chock-full of similarities

The Houston Astros, having advanced to the ALDS by winning their first postseason game in a decade, will meet a Kansas City Royals team that went through a similar experience last season. The best-of-five series will start tonight at Kauffman Stadium, with Astros 19-game winner Collin McHugh facing KC fireballer Yordano Ventura.

10/7/2015 | Astros of 2015 reminiscent of '14 Royals

Although the Royals will be favored to win the American League Division Series, they have enough similar history to take the upstart Astros very seriously.

10/7/2015 | Gomez's emphatic homer among top GIFs

The Astros marched into the Bronx and blanked the Yankees, 3-0, on Tuesday night in the first postseason game of 2015, advancing to the American League Division Series to face the Royals. Ace Dallas Keuchel led the way, but he wasn't the only Houston player to step up in the AL Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser. Here's a look at the players who made a difference.

10/7/2015 | Oct. 6 Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Gomez postgame interview

Dallas Keuchel and Carlos Gomez meet the media after the Astros' 3-0 win over the Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game.

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