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.
5/20/2016 | Feldman's velocity up since move to 'pen
It's no secret the Astros' Scott Feldman's velocity has been up since he moved to the bullpen last month after making four starts, and the veteran right-hander even had to do a double take when he hit 95 mph with a fastball in the eighth inning of Thursday's loss in Chicago.
5/20/2016 | Gomez heading to Double-A for rehab assignment
Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with what the team called a bruised rib cage, will likely start a rehab assignment next week at Double-A Corpus Christi.
5/20/2016 | Pinder, Taillon among top prospect performers Thursday
A look at the best performances from top prospects Thursday.
5/19/2016 | Astros prospect Davis hits three homers
The Astros' No. 12 prospect blasted a trio of home runs in Corpus Christi's, 8-4, win over San Antonio. Davis finished 4-for-5 with five RBIs.
5/19/2016 | Springer makes amazing over-the-wall catch
Add another one to the highlight reel for Astros right fielder George Springer, who made one of the most remarkable and athletic catches of the season when he pulled back what would have been a home run off the bat of White Sox slugger Jose Abreu.
5/19/2016 | Astros happy with Gattis' return behind plate
Not much makes Astros slugger Evan Gattis uneasy, but he couldn't help but feel a bit of anxiety in the minutes leading up to his start at catcher in Thursday night's 2-1 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/19/2016 | Sale goes to 9-0 with CG victory over Astros
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale won his ninth straight start with a complete game as he outdueled Astros right-hander Collin McHugh in a 2-1 win on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/19/2016 | Kemp makes first MLB start a memorable one
Tony Kemp, who made his first Major League start in the Astros' 5-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday, ripped the first pitch he saw in his first at-bat for a double and wound up going 2-for-3 with an outfield assist.
5/19/2016 | White Sox send ace Sale to stop skid, prevent Astros sweep
With their losing streak at four, the White Sox turn to their ace, Chris Sale, as the visiting Astros go for the series sweep.
5/18/2016 | Harris, Bregman among top prospect performers Wednesday
A look at the best prospect performers from Wednesday.
5/18/2016 | Altuve, HRs pace Astros over struggling Sox
Jose Altuve reached base four times and the Astros got home runs from Colby Rasmus and Jason Castro to back 6 1/3 tough innings from Doug Fister in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
5/18/2016 | Sale vs. Altuve a matchup of stars taking off
Baseball never stops being a game of adjustments, even for its high achievers. Jose Altuve won the American League batting title in 2014, but spent last season getting comfortable with a mechanical change designed to help drive the ball over the outfield more often. Chris Sale set a franchise record for strikeouts last season but went to Spring Training working to pitch deeper into games, even if it meant sometimes pitching to contact.
5/18/2016 | Rasmus spends time with special baseball fan
Prior to going to U.S. Cellular Field for Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Colby Rasmus spent some time at Shriners Hospital for Children with 8-year-old baseball fan Owen Mahan, who was burned on 98 percent of his body in a 2009 accident.
5/18/2016 | Devenski moved back to Astros' bullpen
A.J. Hinch informed Chris Devenski on Wednesday that he is moving back to the bullpen after making four starts. Hinch wants to get back to a five-man rotation by next week, and Devenski will be the odd man out for now.
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