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6/26/2016 | Bregman, Hernandez to be called up to Triple-A

The Astros plan to send top prospect Alex Bregman and outfield prospect Teoscar Hernandez to Triple-A Fresno following Tuesday's Texas League All-Star Game, where both will play representing the Corpus Christi Hooks.


6/26/2016 | Fister can't execute in first loss since April

For the better part of Sunday afternoon, Astros right-hander Doug Fister was as efficient and controlling of the tempo on the mound as he's done for the past six weeks. Things unraveled quickly in the seventh, though, and the Royals handed Fister his first loss since April 25.


6/26/2016 | Astros looking to stay hot against Shoemaker, Angels

Houston will send right-hander Collin McHugh (5-5, 4.70 ERA), who held the Angels to two runs in seven innings last Tuesday, to the mound to face righty Matt Shoemaker (3-8, 4.43) in the series opener on Monday.


6/26/2016 | Altuve isn't buying the hype for AL MVP race

Nearing the midpoint of the regular season, the Astros are back in the postseason picture, thanks in large part to dynamic second baseman Jose Altuve.


6/26/2016 | Kendrys homers twice as Royals clip Astros

Kendrys Morales homered twice, and right-hander Ian Kennedy struck out a season-high 11 over seven strong innings as the Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over Astros on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.


6/26/2016 | Lopez, Paddack among top prospect performers Saturday

Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors Saturday.


6/25/2016 | Wheels come off for Altuve, falls shy of cycle

There was no doubt. Jose Altuve was going for a triple. That's all that stood between him and the cycle when he came to bat in the sixth inning in the Astros' 13-5 win on Saturday night.


6/25/2016 | Fister, Astros eye continued success against Royals

Astros right-hander Doug Fister will square off against Royals righty Ian Kennedy on Sunday in the finale of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.


6/25/2016 | Altuve's 4 hits, 7-run frame key Astros' victory

Jose Altuve homered in a four-hit night and drove in three runs, and the Astros bolted to a huge early lead for the second straight game in a 13-5 victory over the Royals on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.


6/24/2016 | Bop of the 1st vs. KC: Triple, slam by George!

After getting hit by a pitch on his wrist last year and missing two months of the season, Astros outfielder George Springer exacted some revenge on Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.


6/24/2016 | Astros to call up slugger Reed for MLB debut

The Astros are planning to call up first baseman A.J. Reed from Triple-A Fresno before Saturday's game at Kauffman Stadium, the club announced after Friday night's 13-4 win over the Royals. Tony Kemp was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Reed.


6/24/2016 | Hinch lobbying for Harris to earn All-Star nod

Royals manager Ned Yost, who will be tasked with picking five pitchers and two position players for the American League for next month's All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, is no stranger to Astros reliever Will Harris, who entered Friday's series opener with a 0.83 ERA and six saves in 32 appearances.


6/24/2016 | Young, Royals looking to slow Astros' series roll

As Royals right-hander Chris Young takes the mound against the Astros on Saturday, all eyes will be on left field. After injuring his right wrist just over a month ago, left fielder Alex Gordon will likely make his return in the middle game of the set at Kauffman Stadium.


6/24/2016 | Astros ride 9-run 1st inning in rout of Royals

George Springer had three hits and drove in five runs, and the Astros blitzed Royals starter Edinson Volquez for nine runs in the first inning in cruising to a 13-4 victory on Friday night.


6/24/2016 | Pipeline preview: Vlad Jr. set to resume pro debut

Indians No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier looks to stay hot for Double-A Akron against Trenton at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/23/2016 | Pipeline preview: Frazier looking to stay hot

Indians No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier looks to stay hot for Double-A Akron against Trenton at 7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/23/2016 | Once a journeyman, Harris key to Astros' bullpen

After being called up in 2012, Will Harris bounced around the Majors for a few seasons. He was claimed by the Athletics in 2013, waived three days later and picked up by the D-backs, who ultimately put him on waivers. The Astros picked Harris up in November 2014 and have reaped the rewards.


6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.


6/22/2016 | Big triple emblematic of Marwin's hot June

Marwin Gonzalez just wants to be there when his team needs him. And sure enough, in the eighth inning of a tie game, the Astros needed him Wednesday. The first baseman came up in a big way: hitting a deep triple to Tal's Hill to send in George Springer as the go-ahead run.


6/22/2016 | All the small things: Fundamentals key to win

Carlos Correa didn't have time for pain. Two innings after crumpling to the ground when he fouled a ball off his left foot, the Astros shortstop hustled down the line in the eighth to beat out what would have been an inning-ending double play, allowing Marwin Gonzalez to score with the game-winning run.


6/22/2016 | Astros sweep Angels with 5th straight win

Marwin Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking RBI triple off the center-field wall then scored on a fielder's choice to send the red-hot Astros to a 3-2 victory and a three-game sweep of the Angels on Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.


6/22/2016 | Volquez, Keuchel square off in ALDS rematch

In a rematch of last year's American League Division Series, the Royals and Astros will begin a three-game set Friday at Kauffman Stadium, with Edinson Volquez matching up against Dallas Keuchel.


6/22/2016 | Astros sign top Draft pick Whitley

Forrest Whitley had shot to 6-foot-7 by the time he was a junior in high school in San Antonio, and he had four pitches, including an effective changeup, which had put him on the scouting map. When he got on the scale while pitching for Team USA in Japan last summer and weighed in at 263 pounds, he knew something had to change.


6/22/2016 | Astros show resiliency, battle back from tough start

This one was not easy. In that way, it represented everything this crazy season has thrown at the Houston Astros. "We're a resilient group," manager A.J. Hinch would say later. They are that and possibly more.


6/22/2016 | High-pressure situations don't bother Correa

A high-pressure moment with the game on the line doesn't bother Carlos Correa. In fact, he lives for it. "I want to be in that situation every day," Correa said Tuesday.




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