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4/24/2015 | Graveman tries to stop Altuve's 27-game streak vs. A's

Houston's Scott Feldman and Oakland's Kendall Graveman will match up Saturday at the Coliseum. Graveman will try to stop Jose Altvuve's 27-game hitting streak against the A's.


4/24/2015 | Fields back in the bullpen mix for Astros

Reliever Josh Fields joined the Astros on Friday after recovering from a strained groin he sustained near the end of Spring Training.


4/24/2015 | Marisnick to get a couple of days to deal with leg soreness

Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick was scratched from Friday night's lineup against the A's and is expected to sit out Saturday's contest as he deals with leg soreness.


4/23/2015 | Hernandez puts up 'good effort,' but walk proves costly

Veteran right-hander Roberto Hernandez retired nine of the final 10 batters he faced as he pitched a season-high seven innings, allowing three runs and six hits in a losing effort.


4/23/2015 | Carter's first homer of season gives Astros hope

Chris Carter finally came through with his first home run of the season in the seventh inning Wednesday night. But striking out with the bases loaded an inning later didn't leave him much time to enjoy his 405-foot blast.


4/22/2015 | Happ outduels Hernandez, earns first win to snap Astros' streak

J.A. Happ struck out five and walked none over 7 1/3 innings for his first win and Mike Zunino homered as the Mariners overcame a strong start from Roberto Hernandez to snap the Astros' four-game win streak.


4/22/2015 | Harris proving to be valuable addition to bullpen

Will Harris, once considered a long shot to make the team, has proven to be one of the more valuable additions to the bullpen with his early performance.


4/22/2015 | Astros have 3 Killer B's, Ryan in Franchise Four lead

Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Nolan Ryan and Lance Berkman are leading the way for the Astros in Franchise Four voting, which allows fans to vote for the most impactful players who represent each franchise.


4/22/2015 | Altuve finds redemption with bases loaded

After Jake Marisnick tied the game with a single in the eighth inning that was the Astros' first hit of the year with the bases loaded, Jose Altuve followed with a bases-clearing double into the left-field corner to lead the Astros past the Mariners, 6-3, at Safeco Field.


4/22/2015 | McHugh had to battle to keep streak alive

Collin McHugh improved to 3-0 by holding the Mariners to three runs and seven hits in seven innings in the Astros' 6-3 come-from-behind win at Safeco Field. McHugh's 10-game win streak, which dates to last season, is the longest by an Astros pitcher since Wade Miller won a franchise-record 12 in a row in 2002.


4/22/2015 | Astros rally after Cano's error as McHugh wins 10th straight

Collin McHugh racked up his 10th straight victory for the Astros as Houston rallied for a 6-3 win over the Mariners on Tuesday to remain in first place in the early American League West race.


4/21/2015 | Fields nears return, but Astros keep plan close to vest

Astros manager A.J. Hinch admitted there's nothing really left for relief pitcher Josh Fields to show the club on his rehab stint at Triple-A Fresno, which indicates the right-hander could be activated as soon as this weekend in Oakland.


4/21/2015 | Happ, Hernandez square off as Astros go for sweep

Mariners left-hander J.A. Happ has posted some pretty good numbers in limited time against his former team, going 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA against the Astros, for whom he pitched from 2010-12. Happ will get another shot at them when Houston and Seattle meet in Wednesday's series finale at Safeco Field. The Astros counter with veteran right-hander Roberto Hernandez


4/21/2015 | Early success has Astros feeling bullish about their 'pen

A weakness has turned into a major strength for the Astros, whose bullpen did another excellent job in Monday's win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.


4/21/2015 | Power display erases Valbuena's slow start

Luis Valbuena, acquired in a trade with the Cubs, won the starting third-base job with a hot spring, and in the past week, he has overcome a slow start with an impressive display of power.


4/21/2015 | Favored foes on tap for McHugh, Walker

Astros right-hander Collin McHugh will start against Taijuan Walker and the Mariners at Safeco Field on Tuesday night nearly a year to the day his career turned around with a brilliant game in Seattle.


4/21/2015 | Valiant battle in Seattle goes Astros' way thanks to Valbuena

Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena slugged two home runs, including a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning off Seattle reliever Danny Farquhar, and the Astros won their third straight with a 7-5 victory over the Mariners on Monday.


4/20/2015 | Hinch not worried about Carter's early struggles

Chris Carter, hitting .075 with no home runs and 17 strikeouts, is "frustrated to the extent no one likes to get outs, but we're still at the very early stages, and he's done this before and come out of it," manager A.J. Hinch said. "We believe he's going to be fine."


4/20/2015 | Protective pad in cap gives McHugh peace of mind

You can hardly tell when he's on the mound, but Collin McHugh is one of the few pitchers in the Majors who wears protective head gear. About halfway through last season, McHugh started wearing a pad inside his cap that can't be seen from the outside and protects the right side of his head if a ball is hit back at him.


4/19/2015 | Valbuena displaying home run stroke Astros expected

Luis Valbuena is showing the kind of power early in the season that the Astros expected when they traded for him during the offseason.


4/19/2015 | Feldman rebounds with strong outing to beat Angels

The Astros finally won a game not started by Dallas Keuchel or Collin McHugh, thanks to Scott Feldman's six effective innings on Sunday in a win over the Angels.


4/19/2015 | Springer's home run overturned by replay review

Astros outfielder George Springer had his second home run of the season overturned by replay during Sunday's game against the Angels.


4/19/2015 | Iwakuma gets call for Mariners to open series vs. Astros

The Mariners and Astros meet for the first time this season on Monday night at Safeco Field, with Hisashi Iwakuma starting for Seattle against rookie Asher Wojciechowski for Houston.


4/19/2015 | Astros benefiting from close-knit veteran bullpen

Camaraderie is key for relievers, and the Astros are no different as they have built a close-knit group in their bullpen and seeing the pay off so far in 2015.


4/19/2015 | Feldman, Astros spoil Richards' return to Angels

Scott Feldman pitched six effective innings, and Luis Valbuena got the offense going with a two-run home run as the Astros spoiled Garrett Richards' return to the Angels with a 4-3 win on Sunday.




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