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5/28/2016 | Tropeano takes on former team in rubber game

The Astros and Angels conclude their first series of 2016 on Sunday afternoon, when Astros right-hander Doug Fister opposes Angels right-hander Nick Tropeano at Angel Stadium.

5/28/2016 | Shoemaker stymies Astros as Pujols hits 570th

Matt Shoemaker was dominant again Friday night, throwing a career-high 8 1/3 innings and riding Albert Pujols' 570th career homer, as he helped give the Angels a 7-2 win over the Astros at Angel Stadium, halingt Houston's three-game win streak.

5/27/2016 | Keuchel, Weaver look to close out month strong

Two staff aces who have struggled this season square off Saturday night, as the Astros and Angels play the second game of their three-game set at Angel Stadium. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (2-6, 5.92 ERA) will be on the mound for Houston, with right-hander Jered Weaver (4-3, 5.33) starting for the Angels.

5/27/2016 | Six-run third frame is Fiers' undoing in loss

Astros starter Mike Fiers hadn't endured an inning as bad as Friday night's third in some time. And, this one came all of a sudden. After two perfect innings, Fiers began falling behind Angels hitters, who then torched him for six runs in the inning, and seven total in 3 2/3 innings, en route to a 7-2 victory over Houston at Angel Stadium.

5/27/2016 | Lancaster (29), Stockton (11) combine for 40 runs in slugfest

The Astros and A's California League affiliates -- the Stockton Ports and Lancaster JetHawks -- combined for 43 runs over the first two games of their series and almost matched that total in Thursday's game alone as Lancaster topped Stockton, 29-11.

5/27/2016 | Marisnick shows why Hinch loves CF's 'D'

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said prior to Thursday's 4-2 win over the Orioles at Minute Maid Park that he wanted center fielder Jake Marisnick in the game for his defense, even though the outfielder has been struggling at the plate.

5/27/2016 | Springer thriving in Astros' leadoff role

Now that he's hitting leadoff for the Astros, outfielder George Springer said all that he's concerned with is getting on base. Of course, there's no better way to get on base than to hit the ball out of the ballpark, and Springer launched a pair of solo homers in the Astros' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

5/27/2016 | Astros set MLB K's record for a 3-game set

Despite all the great strikeout pitchers the Astros have had through the years -- J.R. Richard, Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott, Roger Clemens, Billy Wagner and Roy Oswalt, to name a few -- they've never had a staff achieve what it did in sweeping the Orioles.

5/26/2016 | Hinch to lobby Yost for Harris' All-Star nod

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he plans to lobby for relief pitcher Will Harris to make the American League All-Star team. This is the second year in a row Hinch said he will stump for Harris, who had made 20 consecutive scoreless appearances and had a 0.42 ERA entering Thursday's series finale against the Orioles.

5/26/2016 | Power plays: Homers, K's lead Astros to sweep

George Springer walloped a pair of homers and Luis Valbuena homered for the third game in a row to lead the Astros to their first three-game winning streak of the season and a sweep of the Orioles with a 4-2 victory Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

5/26/2016 | Gattis impresses at plate, and behind it

Evan Gattis always looks the part of a slugger. Even when he shaved his signature beard prior to this season, his burly figure and mammoth arms just make him look like he's built for power.

5/26/2016 | Homers ruled the day among top prospects Wednesday

Wednesday's slate of Minor League action saw four Top 30 prospects connect on a pair of home runs on a day where the ball seemed to be flying out of the yard across all levels.

5/25/2016 | Astros' Gomez using rehab stint to refresh

He was smiling with his teammates, bouncing around the field and looked refreshed. Simply put, Carlos Gomez was being Carlos Gomez again. Prior to the second game of his Minor League rehab stint at Double-A Corpus Christi on Wednesday night, Gomez said the rib cage injury that put him on the disabled list might have come at a good time.

5/25/2016 | Astros prospect Bregman 'ready to contribute'

Alex Bregman doesn't make many mistakes on the baseball field, so when he was picked off base in a game a few days ago in Midland, Double-A Corpus Christi manager Rodney Linares noticed Bregman sitting with his head down in the dugout.

5/25/2016 | Homers help Astros lock up series win vs. O's

The Astros got big blasts from Luis Valbuena and Evan Gattis, and capitalized on four Orioles errors, to edge Baltimore, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, securing a series win in the three-game set.

5/25/2016 | McCullers, Gausman match up in series finale

The Astros and Orioles wrap up their three-game set with Thursday night's finale at Minute Maid Park.

5/25/2016 | With 16 K's, Astros relievers tie club record

The way the Astros' bullpen has been throwing lately, you knew Houston was well equipped to pitch deep into Tuesday's game against the Orioles. The Astros rode 7 1/3 scoreless innings -- and a franchise-tying 16 strikeouts -- from their relief corps to beat the Orioles, 3-2, in 13 innings at Minute Maid Park.

5/25/2016 | Kemp's triple in 13th gives Astros needed jolt

Tony Kemp, the 5-foot-6 left fielder making his fourth career start, ignited a game-winning rally in the 13th inning when he led off with a triple and scored on a Carlos Correa single in the Astros' 3-2 walk-off win over the Orioles on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

5/25/2016 | Group of Phillies among top prospect performers

Rhys Hoskins has hit his share of home runs this season, but none have been bigger than the walk-off grand slam he hit Tuesday to lead Double-A Reading past Erie, 11-9. Hoskins was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday.

5/24/2016 | Rasmus ejected for arguing called 3rd strike

Astros center fielder Colby Rasmus was ejected in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Orioles for arguing a called third strike.

5/24/2016 | Astros, McHugh out to clinch series against O's

The Astros, who snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 walk-off win in 13 innings in Tuesday's opener, will send Collin McHugh to the mound on Wednesday hoping to generate a little momentum against the Orioles.

5/24/2016 | Correa finishes O's after Astros' brilliant relief

Carlos Correa snapped an 0-for-15 slump by hitting a line-drive single to center field with the bases loaded in the 13th inning to score Tony Kemp, who had led off the inning with a triple, to send the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Orioles on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

5/24/2016 | Pipeline preview: Musgrove takes hill for Triple-A Fresno

Astros prospect Joe Musgrove takes the mound for Triple-A Fresno and is making his third start for the Grizzlies since he was promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi.

5/24/2016 | Astros confident Keuchel will find Cy form

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about the struggles of reigning American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel is how well the rest of the Astros' rotation has been pitching lately. That gives the Astros hope that getting Keuchel ironed out will help them spark a turnaround to get back into the AL West race.

5/24/2016 | Ortiz, Naylor among top prospect performers Monday

Luis Ortiz, baseball's No. 69 overall prospect, made a seamless transition to Double-A as he enjoyed a stellar debut for Double-A Frisco. The Rangers' No. 4 prospect limited San Antonio to just one run in six innings, striking out six batters against one walk in a 11-1 win.

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