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5/30/2016 | Astros don't need HRs to jump on D-backs

The Astros have had the reputation for the past few years as an offense that relies on the home run, and that's largely true. They showed Monday afternoon, though, that they can do some damage without hitting the ball out of the park.

5/30/2016 | McHugh goes the distance for first career CG

There was no activity in the Astros' bullpen Monday afternoon until there was one out in the ninth inning, when Michael Feliz began to get loose. It didn't matter, though. Collin McHugh wasn't about to let anyone else step on the mound.

5/30/2016 | Memorial Day holds special meaning for Hinch

The chance to wear uniforms adorned with camouflage on Memorial Day carries extra meaning for Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who took time Monday to remember a former roommate killed in action.

5/30/2016 | McCullers, Corbin set for Interleague duel

Lance McCullers looks for his second straight win on Tuesday against the D-backs at Chase Field, where he last pitched on the day Houston clinched the second American League Wild Card on the final day of the 2015 season. The D-backs send left-hander Patrick Corbin to the mound to finish their five-game homestand.

5/30/2016 | Astros to activate Gomez today

Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez, who's been on the disabled list since May 17 with a bruised left rib cage, will return to the starting lineup for today's game against the D-backs. Third baseman Colin Moran has been optioned to Triple-A Fresno.

5/30/2016 | Complete gem: McHugh, bats shine in win

Astros starter Collin McHugh pitched a complete-game gem and his club's offense lit up D-backs starter Edwin Escobar in his first Major League start, striking for eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits against the left-hander in an 8-3 win over Arizona on Monday afternoon at Chase Field.

5/29/2016 | Correa caps 'best day off' with clutch homer

Because shortstop Carlos Correa is just 21, the day off manager A.J. Hinch planned Sunday for the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year winner was more for mental purposes than physical ones.

5/29/2016 | Correa blasts off bench to lift Astros in 13th

Carlos Correa's pinch-hit, three-run blast cemented him as a hero Sunday afternoon as the Astros knocked off the Angels, 8-6, in 13 innings.

5/29/2016 | McHugh, Escobar open Interleague set in Arizona

Left-hander Edwin Escobar makes his D-backs debut on Monday afternoon, and he will be opposed by Astros right-hander Collin McHugh as the teams open a two-game Interleague series at Chase Field.

5/29/2016 | Astros see 'old Dallas' deal with Cy stuff

The Astros had been waiting, with patience but not panic, for ace left-hander Dallas Keuchel to once again resemble his 2015 Cy Young form.

5/28/2016 | Tropeano takes on former team in rubber game

The Astros and Angels conclude their first series of 2016 on Sunday afternoon, when Astros right-hander Doug Fister opposes Angels right-hander Nick Tropeano at Angel Stadium.

5/28/2016 | Shoemaker stymies Astros as Pujols hits 570th

Matt Shoemaker was dominant again Friday night, throwing a career-high 8 1/3 innings and riding Albert Pujols' 570th career homer, as he helped give the Angels a 7-2 win over the Astros at Angel Stadium, halingt Houston's three-game win streak.

5/27/2016 | Keuchel, Weaver look to close out month strong

Two staff aces who have struggled this season square off Saturday night, as the Astros and Angels play the second game of their three-game set at Angel Stadium. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (2-6, 5.92 ERA) will be on the mound for Houston, with right-hander Jered Weaver (4-3, 5.33) starting for the Angels.

5/27/2016 | Six-run third frame is Fiers' undoing in loss

Astros starter Mike Fiers hadn't endured an inning as bad as Friday night's third in some time. And, this one came all of a sudden. After two perfect innings, Fiers began falling behind Angels hitters, who then torched him for six runs in the inning, and seven total in 3 2/3 innings, en route to a 7-2 victory over Houston at Angel Stadium.

5/27/2016 | Lancaster (29), Stockton (11) combine for 40 runs in slugfest

The Astros and A's California League affiliates -- the Stockton Ports and Lancaster JetHawks -- combined for 43 runs over the first two games of their series and almost matched that total in Thursday's game alone as Lancaster topped Stockton, 29-11.

5/27/2016 | Marisnick shows why Hinch loves CF's 'D'

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said prior to Thursday's 4-2 win over the Orioles at Minute Maid Park that he wanted center fielder Jake Marisnick in the game for his defense, even though the outfielder has been struggling at the plate.

5/27/2016 | Springer thriving in Astros' leadoff role

Now that he's hitting leadoff for the Astros, outfielder George Springer said all that he's concerned with is getting on base. Of course, there's no better way to get on base than to hit the ball out of the ballpark, and Springer launched a pair of solo homers in the Astros' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

5/27/2016 | Astros set MLB K's record for a 3-game set

Despite all the great strikeout pitchers the Astros have had through the years -- J.R. Richard, Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott, Roger Clemens, Billy Wagner and Roy Oswalt, to name a few -- they've never had a staff achieve what it did in sweeping the Orioles.

5/26/2016 | Hinch to lobby Yost for Harris' All-Star nod

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he plans to lobby for relief pitcher Will Harris to make the American League All-Star team. This is the second year in a row Hinch said he will stump for Harris, who had made 20 consecutive scoreless appearances and had a 0.42 ERA entering Thursday's series finale against the Orioles.

5/26/2016 | Power plays: Homers, K's lead Astros to sweep

George Springer walloped a pair of homers and Luis Valbuena homered for the third game in a row to lead the Astros to their first three-game winning streak of the season and a sweep of the Orioles with a 4-2 victory Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

5/26/2016 | Gattis impresses at plate, and behind it

Evan Gattis always looks the part of a slugger. Even when he shaved his signature beard prior to this season, his burly figure and mammoth arms just make him look like he's built for power.

5/26/2016 | Homers ruled the day among top prospects Wednesday

Wednesday's slate of Minor League action saw four Top 30 prospects connect on a pair of home runs on a day where the ball seemed to be flying out of the yard across all levels.

5/25/2016 | Astros' Gomez using rehab stint to refresh

He was smiling with his teammates, bouncing around the field and looked refreshed. Simply put, Carlos Gomez was being Carlos Gomez again. Prior to the second game of his Minor League rehab stint at Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday night, Gomez said the rib cage injury that put him on the disabled list might have come at a good time.

5/25/2016 | Astros prospect Bregman 'ready to contribute'

Alex Bregman doesn't make many mistakes on the baseball field, so when he was picked off base in a game a few days ago in Midland, Double-A Corpus Christi manager Rodney Linares noticed Bregman sitting with his head down in the dugout.

5/25/2016 | Homers help Astros lock up series win vs. O's

The Astros got big blasts from Luis Valbuena and Evan Gattis, and capitalized on four Orioles errors, to edge Baltimore, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, securing a series win in the three-game set.

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