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9/25/2016 | Astros dig in for big series vs. Mariners

The Astros, three games back of the Orioles for the second Wild Card spot in the AL, open an important three-game series against the Mariners on Monday. Seattle is a half-game ahead of Houston.


9/25/2016 | Musgrove, HRs carry Astros over Halos

Evan Gattis, Tyler White and Tony Kemp hit home runs and pitcher Joe Musgrove allowed one run over seven innings as the Astros avoided being swept by the Angels. Daniel Wright yielded three runs in six innings for the Angels, the first quality start of his career.


9/25/2016 | Giles avoids injury after being struck by liner

Astros closer Ken Giles was available to pitch Sunday, one day 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.


9/25/2016 | Fernandez's death hits McCullers hard

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. knew Jose Fernandez about as well as anyone in baseball. They were both star high school pitchers in Tampa and quickly befriended each other shortly after Fernandez defected from Cuba, and they eventually became workout partners.


9/25/2016 | Bullpen shows signs of wear against Angels

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said the game played out exactly like he hoped it would. But for the second night in a row, a bullpen that has endured an increased workload had a late meltdown.


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.




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