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9/24/2016 | Astros look to Musgrove in Wild Card chase

The Angels, who had lost 11 in a row against Houston before winning the first three games of this series, have knocked the Astros to three games back for the second Wild Card spot.


9/24/2016 | Angels keep trouncing on Astros' Wild hopes

Coming off a successful West Coast road trip, the Astros hoped to continue their postseason charge at Minute Maid Park against the Angels, a team they had beaten 11 times in a row. The Angels instead have put a huge dent in Houston's playoff hopes.


9/24/2016 | Correa playing through shoulder pain

With only eight games remaining in the regular season and the Astros left with little margin for error if they're going to reach the postseason, there was no way shortstop Carlos Correa wasn't going to be in the lineup Saturday.


9/24/2016 | Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP

Astros closer Ken Giles was unavailable to pitch Saturday after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative, the team said.


9/24/2016 | Q&A: Howe reflects on his 7 trips to the postseason

Art Howe spent 33 years as a player, scout, coach and manager in the Major Leagues, and was able to take part in the postseason seven times. He reflects on those experiences in this week's Q&A.


9/24/2016 | Astros enter matchup with Halos still in Wild Card hunt

The Astros might have been officially eliminated from the AL West on Friday, but they are still very much in the mix for the playoffs among a crowded Wild Card field. The Astros enter today's matchup with the Angels trailing the Tigers by 2 1/2 games for a spot in the Wild Card Game.


9/23/2016 | Angels stun Astros with six-run ninth

Leading, 6-4, in the top of the ninth, Ken Giles and the Astros surrendered six runs, letting the Angels rally for a 10-6 win at Minute Maid Park in a game the Astros needed to keep their playoff hopes alive.


9/23/2016 | After night of defensive gems, Correa exits hurt

Carlos Correa's glovework took center stage for much of Friday night's 10-6 loss to the Angels, but the one play he didn't make -- and the pain that followed -- ended his night early and on a bitter note.


9/22/2016 | Fiers fans 9 in second straight quality start

It was a night to forget for the postseason-hopeful Astros, who were shut out, 2-0, by the 67-86 Angels Thursday night, but Mike Fiers quietly put together another impressive outing on the mound.


9/22/2016 | McCullers making progress in injury recovery

With the Astros still firmly in the American League Wild Card race, a pair of their young contributors are working back from injuries, hoping to return during the postseason or sooner.


9/22/2016 | Fister, Astros hoping to gain WC ground vs. Angels

As the season is nearing a finish, the Astros are contending for a Wild Card spot, but that doesn't mean the Angels aren't playing for anything.


9/22/2016 | Astros drop in WC race with loss to Angels

With the Wild Card race as tight as it is, the Astros can't afford many more nights like Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Angels if they want a shot at playing meaningful baseball in October.


9/22/2016 | Astros play-by-play man Brown announces retirement

It's the end of an era. Longtime Astros play-by-play announcer Bill Brown will retire at the end of the season, he announced Thursday afternoon, ending a legendary career with Houston that spanned 30 years and earned Brown, 69, a spot on the Astros' Media Wall of Honor.


9/21/2016 | Statcast tracks Astros' quick work on final out

As they try to rally for a spot in the postseason, the Astros need players to rise to the occasion in big moments. As Statcast™ helps demonstrate, that's exactly what reliever Luke Gregerson and catcher Jason Castro did to finish off Wednesday's 6-5 win at Oakland.


9/21/2016 | Springer speeds home on aggressive move

The two homers by Evan Gattis were nice, but George Springer's mad dash to the plate in the seventh inning of the Astros' 6-5 win over the A's on Wednesday proved to be perhaps the biggest -- and definitely gutsiest -- play of the day.


9/21/2016 | Gattis goes deep twice to hit 30-HR mark

The Astros' most dangerous hitter in the second half of the season has been Evan Gattis, who came up big again in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the A's by blasting his 29th and 30th homers of the season to lead Houston to a sweep at the Coliseum.


9/21/2016 | Gattis' 2 jacks, wild finish fuel Astros' sweep

The Astros were hoping to take advantage of a more favorable schedule down the stretch in their push for the playoffs. So far, so good.


9/21/2016 | Vote: 5 stars up for Best Hitter

Babe Ruth once said of hitting, "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it."


9/21/2016 | Astros look to extend dominant run vs. Halos

The Astros open their final homestand of the season by welcoming the Angels for four games, beginning with Thursday night's series opener at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have dominated the Angels this year (11-1), winning the last 11 meetings.


9/21/2016 | Shoulder surgery ends Tucker's rocky year

Astros outfielder Preston Tucker underwent surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday in Dallas. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training, manager A.J. Hinch said.


9/21/2016 | Rasmus sits out series, 'taking a little breather'

Saying he didn't feel like himself on the field, Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus was unavailable to play during the series against the A's, manager A.J. Hinch revealed Wednesday.


9/21/2016 | Devenski delivers again in 'very valuable' role

Despite the shortcomings of his team's starting rotation in the wake of injuries to Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers, Astros manager A.J. Hinch has resisted the temptation to insert rookie right-hander Chris Devenski into the rotation. And Tuesday showed why.


9/21/2016 | Altuve tallies 200 hits for 3rd straight season

Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve hasn't been finding hits as often as he did in the first five months of season, which made for what seemed like a struggle to reach 200. After making outs in his first three at-bats in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the A's, Altuve singled in the eighth inning and breathed a little easier.


9/20/2016 | A's play Astros under protest after overturned call

The A's played Tuesday's game against the Astros under protest after manager Bob Melvin appeared to express disagreement with the placement of a runner following a replay review in the third inning.


9/20/2016 | Rasmus hopes to find spark down stretch

Veteran outfielder Colby Rasmus has seen his at-bats dry up in the last couple of weeks, even to the point he hasn't been playing against right-handers. Despite his struggles at the plate, Rasmus has been trying to put on a positive face and make sure he's ready whenever he's called upon.




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