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8/30/2015 | Another strong outing for Feliz; Reed extends streak

With Astros slugger George Springer resting after his first rehab start in eight weeks, a pair of the club's top prospects were poised to compete for center stage Sunday at Whataburger Field.


8/30/2015 | Astros put up fight despite missing key bats

Down seven runs to the Twins in the ninth inning, it would have been easy for the Astros to fold. They hadn't scored all day and it was the last game of a six-day, seven-game road trip. They didn't.


8/30/2015 | Santana's gem fuels Twins' Wild Card hunt

After struggling throughout August, Ervin Santana returned to form to throw seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts and the Twins got home runs from Eduardo Nunez and Miguel Sano to earn a 7-5 win over the Astros on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.


8/30/2015 | Keuchel goes for win No. 16 in opener against Mariners

Dallas Keuchel hopes to further his cause for the American League Cy Young Award when he takes the mound Monday night for the Astros to open a three-game series against the Mariners. But more importantly, he aims to keep Houston atop the AL West.


8/30/2015 | Correa's injury postpones matchup vs. Twins' phenoms

The long-anticipated matchup between Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 Draft and likely favorite for the American League Rookie of the Year Award, and Twins outfielder Byron Buxton -- the No. 2 pick that year -- and third baseman Miguel Sano -- another Rookie of the Year candidate -- will have to wait until the Twins visit Houston next weekend.


8/30/2015 | Fiers benefits from extra rest in no-no follow-up

Mike Fiers tried out his best Johnny Vander Meer impression on Saturday, but it only lasted three innings.


8/29/2015 | Springer singles, 'shakes off cobwebs' in rehab assignment

George Springer returned to Double-A baseball to a hero's welcome Saturday night, going a quiet 1-for-4 with a run scored in a rehab assignment at Whataburger Field.


8/29/2015 | Santana, Twins eye series win over AL West-leading Houston

This weekend's series at Target Field was supposed to feature the top two 2012 draft picks -- Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton. Through two games, that hasn't happened yet. Buxton has started both games but, Correa has been sidelined with a sore hamstring and is day-to-day.


8/29/2015 | Astros ride 3-run 4th in Fiers' strong encore

Mike Fiers couldn't replicate the no-hitter from his previous outing, but tossed six-plus innings of three-hit ball to lead the Astros to a 4-1 win over the Twins on Saturday night at Target Field.


8/29/2015 | Castro placed on DL, Stassi called up

Catcher Max Stassi would have been on his way to rejoin the Astros early next week from Triple-A Fresno when rosters expanded. But with catcher Jason Castro suffering a right quad strain in Friday night's game, Stassi got the call a few days earlier.


8/29/2015 | Astros being careful with Correa's injury

With the Astros in the middle of a playoff race, playing without Carlos Correa for a few games isn't ideal. But that pales in comparison to losing him for even longer, prompting the team to be extra cautious with the rookie shortstop.


8/29/2015 | Bregman, Reed among top 10 prospect performers Friday

A.J. Reed is back in front. The Astros' No. 6 prospect crushed his 31st home run of the season during Double-A Corpus Christi's 17-6 blowout win over Midland. In the lineup as the designated hitter, he finished 4-for-4 with four runs and three RBIs.


8/28/2015 | Kazmir's control problems prove costly in 4th

Astros starter Scott Kazmir lost his control in the fourth and though he eventually regained it, the damage had been done in a 3-0 loss to the Twins.


8/28/2015 | Castro sustains right quad strain on double

Astros catcher Jason Castro left Friday night's 3-0 loss to the Twins in the fifth inning with a right quad strain sustained after rounding first on his way to a double.


8/28/2015 | Correa day to day due to sore left hamstring

An anticipated matchup between two of the American League's top rookies will have to wait. On Friday, Carlos Correa was out of the Astros' lineup for the second straight game while nursing a sore left hamstring and Twins slugger Miguel Sano also did not start the series opener due to his own sore hamstring.


8/28/2015 | Springer set to start injury rehab at Double-A

When Astros outfielder George Springer headed out of the visitors' clubhouse at Target Field on Friday, he said he wasn't sure where his rehab assignment would be -- he just knew that he was first heading back to Houston.


8/28/2015 | Fiers to face Pelfrey, Twins in first start since no-no

On Saturday, Mike Fiers will make his first start since etching his name in the history books as the Astros take on the Twins in the second of a three-game set at Target Field.


8/28/2015 | Gibson outduels Kazmir as Twins blank Astros

Kyle Gibson tossed 5 1/3 innings to get his first win since July 12 while helping the Twins earn a 3-0 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Target Field.


8/27/2015 | Lighting rod: Gomez an electric presence

It's been nearly a month since the Astros pulled off a trade to acquire outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitcher Mike Fiers from the Brewers, and both have found themselves making big headlines.


8/26/2015 | Astros' starters making strong statement

When Mike Fiers threw his no-hitter on Friday against the Dodgers in Houston, it was just another outing in an impressive run through the rotation for Astros starting pitchers -- a run that was continued by Collin McHugh on Wednesday.


8/26/2015 | Sarah's Take: Vibrant Astros no longer sleepers

Before Spring Training, very few thought the Houston Astros would be competitive in the American League West this season. In 2013, they lost 111 games, and in '14, they lost 92 games. Yet here we are on Aug. 26, and the Astros have a five-game lead over the Texas Rangers. Most baseball fans want to know how this team is doing it.


8/26/2015 | Astros likely to add catcher, relievers Tuesday

The Astros will add a couple of players to the fold when rosters can be expanded Tuesday, likely a third catcher, another left-handed reliever and a long reliever. The rest of the players the club wants to call up could have to wait until the Minor League playoffs are over.


8/26/2015 | Springer may go on rehab stint by weekend

Astros outfielder George Springer could begin a Minor League rehab stint as early as this weekend. Springer took batting practice on the field Wednesday at Yankee Stadium for the third consecutive day and will hit with the team again Friday in Minnesota.


8/26/2015 | Kazmir, Gibson start Astros-Twins opener

Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who's third in the American League in ERA at 2.39, gets the start for the first-place Astros when they open a three-game series against the Twins on Friday at Target Field. Right-hander Kyle Gibson will start for Minnesota.


8/26/2015 | Fiery Gomez only knows one speed

This is one of the reasons the first-place Houston Astros wanted Carlos Gomez. Sure, they wanted the spectacular plays in center field. They wanted the power, the stolen bases and all the other stuff that has defined his nine seasons in the Major Leagues.




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