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.
9/20/2016 | McHugh rides September surge into A's finale
Collin McHugh, set to start Wednesday's series finale in Oakland, could be the key for the Astros reaching the postseason this year. The righthander has owned the month of September since coming to Houston.
9/20/2016 | Marwin finds marvelous way to snap slump
The only hit with runners in scoring in Monday's game kept the Astros from falling a game back in the American League Wild Card race.
9/19/2016 | Astros turn to Musgrove vs. A's in Wild Card drive
At the end of play on May 23, the Athletics had a better record than the Astros by 2 1/2 games. Since then, they have gone their separate ways.
9/19/2016 | McCullers to throw off mound in elbow rehab
Astros right-hander Lance McCullers, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 2 because of a mild right elbow sprain, is expected to throw off the mound in Houston this week, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday. The Astros are holding out hope McCullers could help them if the team makes the playoffs.
9/19/2016 | Vote: 5 stars up for Esurance Best Major Leaguer
They are the reason we buy tickets. They hit for average and power, they run, they throw, they defend and they thrill, night after night.
9/19/2016 | Vote: Esurance MLB Awards balloting begins
Voting is underway through Nov. 11 at MLB.com/awards to help decide the annual Esurance MLB Awards, recognizing 20 suspenseful categories and starting right now with Best Major Leaguer, Best Hitter, Best Pitcher and Best Rookie.
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