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7/5/2015 | Late surge propels Altuve to start in ASG

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will start for the American League in the All-Star Game on July 14 in Cincinnati after winning fan balloting at his position. He'll be the first Astros position player since Lance Berkman in 2008 to start the Midsummer Classic.


7/5/2015 | Marisnick makes stellar grab on the run

Welcome back, Jake Marisnick. Playing his first game since being activated from the 15-day disabled list, the Astros' center fielder made one of the best catches of the season when he followed a long run with a leaping grab while crashing into the Green Monster for the final out of the sixth inning to rob Brock Holt of extra bases.


7/5/2015 | Hanley's go-ahead HR lifts Sox over Astros

Hanley Ramirez belted a two-run homer to left that just cleared the Green Monster with one out in the seventh that led the Red Sox to a comeback 5-4 victory over the Astros in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday at Fenway Park.


7/5/2015 | Astros cognizant of young starters' workloads

As the season progresses, the Astros are going to be keeping close tabs on the workload of their starting pitchers, especially rookie right-handers Lance McCullers Jr. and Vincent Velasquez. They're both on pace to shatter their career-high marks for innings pitched.


7/5/2015 | Keuchel, Carrasco to duel in battle of 10-game winners

A pair of 10-game winners will square off in the opener of a four-game series Monday in Cleveland when Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel (10-3, 2.03 ERA) faces Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco (10-6, 3.88 ERA) at Progressive Field.


7/4/2015 | McHugh struggles with mechanics in loss

Collin McHugh's fastball command was sporadic, especially early. That forced the Astros right-hander to rely more on his cutter and his curveball, and it turned out to be bad news against an opportunistic Red Sox lineup.


7/4/2015 | Promising rookies set to square off in series finale

A pair of promising young starters highlight Sunday afternoon's matchup at Fenway Park, as Astros right-hander Lance McCullers (21) and Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (22) clash in the finale of a three-game series.


7/4/2015 | Buchholz stifles AL-leading Astros

Clay Buchholz continued his mastery of the Houston Astros -- and his recent dominance against everyone -- by firing a gem on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park, leading the Red Sox to a 6-1 victory.


7/4/2015 | Crane: Astros trying to trade for starter

Astros owner Jim Crane, who's in town for the team's series against the Red Sox, said in an exclusive interview Saturday with MLB.com the club is prepared to pull the trigger on a trade to land a starting pitcher if they can find the right deal. The Astros are likely to acquire a starter, which is not surprising, and Crane said the club is working hard at doing so.


7/4/2015 | Marisnick set to return to Astros' roster

The ailing Astros took another step towards getting healthier, as manager A.J. Hinch announced after Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Red Sox that outfielder Jake Marisnick would be activated from the 15-day disabled list and be available Sunday.


7/4/2015 | Santana's own swipe can help fans steal a home

Aggressive baserunning by the Astros on Friday capped a four-run 10th inning in a 12-8 win over the Red Sox, but it could pay even greater dividends for a lucky fan, thanks to the Quicken Loans "Steal A Home" program.


7/4/2015 | Carter makes heads-up throw ... for 4th out

Three outs is enough to escape an inning in baseball. Astros first baseman Chris Carter made sure his team had one extra in the seventh on Friday night at Fenway Park.


7/4/2015 | Harris' big outs help elevate Astros over Red Sox

On a day when the Astros' stellar bullpen was anything but, right-hander Will Harris came through with three of the biggest outs in a 12-8 win over the Red Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park.


7/4/2015 | Correa displays clutch gene in Fenway debut

There's not much 20-year-old rookie phenom Carlos Correa can do anymore to surprise anyone, especially Astros manager A.J. Hinch and his teammates.


7/3/2015 | FBI concludes investigation on Astros breach

The FBI's investigation into an unauthorized entry into the Houston Astros' database has concluded, and federal investigators have recommended that at least one Cardinals employee be charged, CNN reported on Friday. The report did not identify that employee.


7/3/2015 | Presley joins banged-up Astros for depth

The Astros' outfield depth is being put to the test with two starters -- Jake Marisnick and George Springer -- on the disabled list and part-time starter Colby Rasmus having spent three days in the hospital because a skin infection caused by some sort of bite. Veteran outfielder Alex Presley joined the team Friday.


7/3/2015 | Injured Springer ready to support teammates

Astros outfielder George Springer walked from the clubhouse to the field about two hours prior to Friday's game at Fenway Park while singing in unison with teammate Jose Altuve. Springer is out for six weeks with a fractured right wrist, but his large presence on the team remains.


7/3/2015 | Red Sox, Astros to meet at Fenway in holiday matinee

There should be fireworks aplenty at Fenway Park on Saturday, when the American League West-leading Astros continue their series against the resurgent Red Sox in an Independence Day matinee, with Collin McHugh and Clay Buchholz squaring off.


7/2/2015 | Hot start nets Correa monthly AL rookie honor

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa on Thursday was named American League Rookie of the Month for June. Correa, who made his Major League debut on June 8, hit .287 with nine doubles, five home runs, 15 RBIs, four stolen bases and a .543 slugging percentage in his 21 games in the month.


7/2/2015 | Springer forced to DL with right wrist fracture

The Astros placed George Springer on the 15-day DL with a right wrist fracture Thursday, one day after he took a pitch off his right wrist and left the Astros' 6-5 win over the Royals in the sixth inning.


7/1/2015 | Did Altuve slide into All-Star lead?

Many viewed Wednesday night's 6-5 win over the Royals as Jose Altuve's final audition to start the All-Star Game at second base for the American League as fan voting draws to a close on Thursday.


7/1/2015 | Astros hoping Springer can avoid trip to DL

Astros outfielder George Springer was removed from Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Royals in the sixth inning for a pinch-hitter after taking a pitch off the right wrist in the fifth.


7/1/2015 | Masterson aims to maintain momentum vs. Astros

Right-hander Dan Straily will make his Astros debut when he squares off against Red Sox righty Justin Masterson on Friday in the opener of a three-game set at Fenway Park.


7/1/2015 | Altuve-led Astros rally to get sweep of Royals

Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base while scoring the decisive run on a bang-bang play at the plate as the Astros swept the Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.


7/1/2015 | Springer's buddy 'Earl' wants votes for Altuve

As a reward for hitting the left-field foul pole with his two-run homer in Tuesday night's 4-0 win over the Royals, Astros outfielder George Springer arrived to the clubhouse on Wednesday to a massive package from the pole's sponsor, Chick-fil-A, sitting in his locker.




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