Astros News

  • Hoes' 12th-inning homer lifts Astros past A's

    Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who was hitless in his first four at-bats, launched a solo homer to left field off relief pitcher Fernando Abad with one out in the 12th to send the Astros to their third consecutive win over the A's, 3-2, at O.co Coliseum.

  • Springer sits for second game with leg soreness

    Astros rookie outfielder George Springer was out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Tuesday with soreness in his right knee/quadriceps area.

  • Altuve tabbed for Heart and Hustle Award

    All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is the Astros' nominee for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, which honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.

  • Qualls celebrates 10-year anniversary of debut

    Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Major League debut of Astros reliever Chad Qualls, who pitched in his first game with Astros on July 22, 2004 -- about a month before the team caught fire and went 36-10 down stretch to win the National League Wild Card on the final day of the season.

  • Peacock looks to rebound in matchup vs. A's

    The A's and Astros continue their series on Wednesday, with Oakland's Jesse Chavez taking on Houston's Brad Peacock at O.co Coliseum.

  • A's win replay challenge in 10th inning against Astros

    A's manager Bob Melvin won a replay challenge in the top of the 10th inning on Tuesday to help keep the score tied at 2 before the Astros won it, 3-2, in the 12th inning.

  • Astros telecasts catching on to sabermetrics

    The addition of advanced metrics to the baseball landscape has prompted fans to generally fall into one of two categories: those who are intrigued by them, and those who have absolutely no interest. In an effort to bridge the gap between the two extremes, the folks in charge of the Astros' telecasts have integrated basic advanced metrics into daily broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet Houston.

  • Astros rebound from White Sox rally in finale

    Just when it looked like the White Sox were going to rally for their third straight come-from-behind win in Sunday's series finale at U.S. Cellular Field, the Astros pulled away with four runs in the seventh inning in an 11-7 victory on a day they tied a season high with 17 hits.

  • Dominguez caps big day with go-ahead hit

    Matt Dominguez said he knew he wasn't going to hit a triple to fulfill the cycle as he stepped to the plate for his fifth and final at-bat in the Astros' 11-7 win over the White Sox on Sunday. He wasn't even sure if he had a three-base hit before in his four-year career.

  • Springer scratched with sore right quad, knee

    Astros outfielder George Springer was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox due to soreness in the quad and knee on his right leg, manager Bo Porter said.

  • Astros' comeback bid comes up short

    George Springer homered, Jose Altuve had two RBIs and Enrique Hernandez had three hits, but the Astros fell short for the second straight night against the White Sox, 4-3, Saturday in Chicago. Dallas Keuchel allowed four runs (three earned) on 12 hits over five innings in a losing effort.

  • Three calls overturned in Astros-White Sox tilt

    Managers Bo Porter and Robin Ventura successfully challenged three calls in the Astros-White Sox game Saturday night in Chicago.

  • Oberholtzer to start for Astros on Tuesday

    Manager Bo Porter has shuffled his pitching rotation for the Astros' upcoming series in Oakland. Brett Oberholtzer will start Game 1 on Tuesday, and will be followed by Brad Peacock and Scott Feldman on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

  • Astros' Gonzalez, Hernandez sharing SS time

    Astros manager Bo Porter said the switch-hitting Marwin Gonzalez, now in his third year, is in "a more everyday role" but that he will utilize righty Enrique Hernandez against southpaw starters.

  • Astros, top pick Aiken unable to reach deal

    Cathedral Catholic High (San Diego) pitcher Brady Aiken did not come to terms with the Astros after a post-Draft physical raised concerns on the team's part about the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

  • Ringolsby: Steep mound could reduce surgeries

    Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan combined to pitch 48 Major League seasons, and both agree that a steeper slope on big league mounds could help to lessen the need for Tommy John surgeries.

  • Injured Astros travel with club to Chicago

    Outfielders Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley and pitcher Collin McHugh are on the 15-day disabled list but traveled with the team to receive treatment for their injuries. None of the three is expected to return to action until sometime next week.

  • Buchanan hopes to fill Astros' long-relief role

    The Astros recalled right-handed pitched Jake Buchanan on Friday to fill their 25-man roster after optioning David Martinez to Double-A Oklahoma City on Monday.