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5/27/2015 | Going, going Gattis: Big home run continues turnaround

Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to temporarily tie Wednesday's game in Baltimore, continuing the Astros' knack for late-inning fireworks and, just as importantly, continuing the slugger's hot run at the plate.


5/27/2015 | Sipp just misses, and Davis doesn't

Tony Sipp left his first pitch to the Orioles' Chris Davis up and in the middle of the plate, and the slugger promptly deposited it in the seats for a tiebreaking home run that sunk the Astros on Wednesday night.


5/27/2015 | O's Davis goes deep into the night to thwart Astros

Chris Davis hit his second homer of the game in the eighth inning off of reliever Tony Sipp, giving the Orioles a 5-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday night, and two of three games in the series.


5/27/2015 | Young guns set for Lone Star duel

It'll be Lance McCullers Jr. for the Astros opposite Carlos Rodon of the White Sox as the teams begin a weekend series in Houston on Friday night.


5/27/2015 | Correa's mammoth blast among Tuesday's best in MiLB

MLB's No. 2 overall prospect Carlos Correa blasted a 424-foot home run completely out of Fresno's Chukchansi Park, and fellow Astros prospect Vincent Velasquez struck out eight in five shutout innings for Double-A Corpus Christi, highlighting Tuesday night's action in the Minors.


5/27/2015 | MLB.TV unveils new Web-based media player

Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download.


5/26/2015 | Feldman finds success with grounders vs. O's

Astros starter Scott Feldman was good enough on Tuesday night to wriggle his way out of almost every jam he found himself in during his six-inning outing in a 4-1 win over the Orioles, but getting three double plays in the first three innings set the tone.


5/26/2015 | Late innings bring out best in Astros' offense

When the game is on the line late, the Astros' offense has a habit for thriving under pressure. It's happened so much this year that there has to be something behind it, something tangible to explain why the late innings bring out the best.


5/26/2015 | Altuve tops 2B in 1st All-Star ballot update

Jose Altuve of the Astros is the leading the American League second baseman in voting at his position in the first round of balloting totals released on Tuesday. Altuve's 1,301,754 votes are nearly double of Omar Infante of the Royals, who's in second with 715,345 votes.


5/26/2015 | Jimenez set to square off vs. McHugh in rubber match

The Orioles and Astros will play their last game at Camden Yards this season on Wednesday before Houston hosts Baltimore for a four-game series next week.


5/26/2015 | Astros first in AL to 30 wins after beating O's

Houston, off to the best start in franchise history, used a solid start from Scott Feldman and two RBIs from Luis Valbuena to record a 4-1 series-evening win over the Orioles Tuesday night.


5/25/2015 | Tillman takes hill opposite Astros' Feldman

Chris Tillman heads to the mound when the Orioles continue their series against the Astros on Tuesday. The Astros, who are off to the best start in franchise history, will counter with right-hander Scott Feldman.


5/25/2015 | Plenty of Astros reach base, not enough score

Astros manager A.J. Hinch liked what he saw at the top of the batting order Monday afternoon with George Springer and Jose Altuve going a combined 5-for-9 with two runs scored. It was what happened after they were on base that proved to be frustrating.


5/25/2015 | Keuchel allowing two home runs a rare sight

We're not used to seeing Astros ace Dallas Keuchel allow many hitters to get the ball into the air, much less send a couple of balls over the fence the way Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce of the Orioles did Monday afternoon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.


5/25/2015 | O's power up to hand Keuchel first loss of '15

Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce each hit two-run home runs to send Astros ace Dallas Keuchel to his first loss since last August in the Orioles' 4-3 win in the series opener on Monday afternoon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.


5/25/2015 | Luhnow checks in with top prospects at Triple-A

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow joined the team Monday after spending the weekend at Triple-A Fresno watching some of the organization's top prospects, including shortstop Carlos Correa and first baseman Jon Singleton, who's hitting .291 with 14 homers and 47 RBIs.


5/25/2015 | Buxton headlines Prospect Team of the Week

This past week, May 18-24, Byron Buxton raised his batting average 26 points and his slugging percentage 58 points, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees.


5/24/2015 | The Astros are a joy, and dangerous

The Astros are an absolute joy to watch. That's surely one part of this season's sweetest and most improbable story. They have youth and energy, resilience and toughness. They have some confidence, too, growing day by day. Is there anything else? Yes, there is. They're a simple team in a lot of ways. They hit home runs in bunches and play very good defense and hold onto leads when they get them. Isn't that a formula for success right there?


5/24/2015 | Astros' offense getting it done in 7th or later

Jason Castro's two-run single in the seventh and Marwin Gonzalez's RBI single in the eighth inning of Sunday's 10-8 win over the Tigers gave the Astros 81 runs scored in the seventh inning or later this year, which is the best in the Majors.


5/24/2015 | In a pinch, Tucker's HRs land him in record book

In the sixth inning of Sunday's 10-8 Houston win, Preston Tucker's three-run pinch-hit home run made him the first player in franchise history with two pinch-hit home runs in a single series, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


5/24/2015 | Keuchel, Chen set for duel of top AL lefties

Two of the American League's top lefties so far this season square off when Houston visits Baltimore on Monday afternoon for the opening game of a three-game series at Camden Yards.


5/24/2015 | Hinch gives Altuve 'mental day' in Detroit finale

Jose Altuve was out of the Astros' lineup Sunday for the first time this season, but manager A.J. Hinch isn't worried about any kind of slump. Over the last eight games, Altuve is 3-for-32 (.094) with one walk and one RBI on a sac fly.


5/24/2015 | Tucker, Castro power Astros past Tigers

Preston Tucker's second game-tying homer in four days and Jason Castro's go-ahead two-run single powered six unanswered Astros runs off Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers' bullpen, salvaging a four-game series split for Houston with a 10-8 win in Sunday's finale at Comerica Park.


5/23/2015 | McCullers earns first MLB win in second start

Lance McCullers is making a case to stay with the Astros and not get sent back to the Minors. In his second career Major League start, McCullers gave up two runs on six hits over six innings to pick up his first victory in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.


5/23/2015 | Astros' triple play the turning point vs. Tigers

The Astros escaped a jam in most impressive fashion in their matinee contest Saturday against the Tigers, turning a 5-4-3 triple play to end the fifth inning.




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