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6/29/2016 | Altuve remains an iron man, and a productive one

Astros manager A.J. Hinch was originally going to give second baseman Jose Altuve a day off on Wednesday. After all, Altuve had played in 169 consecutive games entering the day and the manager thought he was getting a bit tired.


6/29/2016 | Deja vu: Astros cap 2nd straight sweep of Angels

Jose Altuve extended his on-base streak to 32 games, collecting four hits and finishing a home run short of the cycle as the red-hot Astros beat the Angels, 10-4, to complete a three-game road sweep on Wednesday -- their second straight sweep of their American League West rival in the last week.


6/29/2016 | Astros interested in moving affiliate to Fayetteville

The Astros' ongoing efforts to streamline their Minor League operations could see them put a Minor League team in Fayetteville, N.C., by the end of the decade.


6/29/2016 | Source: Astros work out Cuban star Gurriel

The Astros worked out Cuban free-agent infielder Yulieski Gurriel on Wednesday in Florida, a source told MLB.com. Gurriel posted a picture Wednesday on his Instagram page wearing a new Astros hat at the workout, where general manager Jeff Luhnow was in attendance.


6/29/2016 | Fiers, white-hot Astros host White Sox

The Astros, winners of 10 of their last 11 games and 25 of their last 36, return home Friday night to face the White Sox and open a 10-game homestand that will take them to the All-Star break. The Astros will send right-hander Mike Fiers to the mound against White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez in Friday's series opener.


6/29/2016 | Feldman comes up clutch, spins efficient win

Considering he hadn't started a game in more than two months and hadn't pitched longer than 2 2/3 innings over that stretch, Astros right-hander Scott Feldman's five innings of work in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium was as clutch as it gets.


6/29/2016 | Correa in a groove with #ASGWorthy June

Carlos Correa has become a force in the Astros' lineup. What had been somewhat of a subpar sophomore season for the dynamic shortstop -- based on lofty expectations -- has heated up with the summer temperatures, and Correa carried the Astros offensively Tuesday night by going 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBIs in a 7-1 win over the Angels.


6/29/2016 | Berrios, Difo among top prospect performers Tuesday

Twins No. 1 prospect Jose Berrios was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday in the Minors.


6/28/2016 | Correa's blast, 4 RBIs key Astros past Halos

Carlos Correa launched a three-run, first-inning homer and finished a triple shy of the cycle, Jose Altuve extended his on-base streak to 31 games and the Astros beat the Angels, 7-1, to claim a series victory and their seventh with in their last eight games.


6/28/2016 | Keuchel looks to handle Halos, finish sweep

Former American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel looks to continue his career dominance against the Angels when he faces off Wednesday afternoon with right-hander Jered Weaver in the finale of a three-game set.


6/28/2016 | McCullers (blister) likely to make next start

Right-hander Lance McCullers, who was skipped from his start Tuesday because of a blister on his right index finger, is expected to be slotted back into the rotation on Monday against Seattle, which would have been his normal turn in the rotation had he thrown Tuesday.


6/28/2016 | Top prospect Bregman to play in Futures Game

Astros infield prospect Alex Bregman, who's set to join Triple-A Fresno later this week, and pitching prospect Joe Musgrove were picked to represent the U.S. Team at the 2016 All-Star Futures Game, July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.


6/28/2016 | Harris cool under pressure, passes tough test

Even for someone who hasn't had the closer role for long, Astros right-hander Will Harris continues to be calm under pressure.


6/28/2016 | Happ, McKinney among top prospect performers Monday

Cubs prospects Ian Happ and Billy McKinney were among the top prospect performers Monday in the Minors.


6/27/2016 | Astros rally, make great escape to top Halos

Jose Altuve extended his Major League-best on-base streak to a career-high 30 games and Carlos Correa drove home the winning run as the Astros beat the Angels, 4-2, in a comeback victory on Monday night.


6/27/2016 | Altuve extends on-base streak to 30 games

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve extended his career-long on-base streak to 30 consecutive games by going 2-for-4 in Monday's 4-2 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium. He's the first Astros player to reach in 30 consecutive games since Willy Taveras a decade ago.


6/27/2016 | McCullers scratched from start with blister

Veteran right-hander Scott Feldman will return to the rotation to start Tuesday against the Angels in place of right-hander Lance McCullers, who has developed a blister on the tip of his right index finger.


6/27/2016 | Altuve closes in on All-Star Game start

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is closing in on his second consecutive start at second base for the American League in next month's All-Star Game, leading the voting at the position by nearly 1 million more than Robinson Cano of the Mariners in balloting totals released Monday


6/27/2016 | Correa rewarded for big week with AL honor

Shortstop Carlos Correa became the fourth Astros player to win the American League Player of the Week award, which was announced Monday. Correa hit .333 (8-for-24) with six runs, four doubles, three homers, nine RBIs and a 1.282 OPS in six games. His seven extra-base hits were the most in the AL during the week, and he tied for AL lead in homers and RBIs.


6/27/2016 | Ever-tightening All-Star races going to the wire

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.


6/27/2016 | How the Astros got back in the playoff picture

Heavy favorites to win the AL West before the season, the Astros nearly ruined their year by getting off to a slow start. But with the team now firing on nearly all cylinders, Houston is squarely back in the playoff hunt.


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.




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