Astros News

  • Astros to call up highly touted OF Springer

    Outfielder George Springer, one of the Astros' most anticipated prospects in years, will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday to infuse life into an offensive that has struggled through the first two weeks of the regular season.

  • Harrell struggles as Astros fall to Royals

    Houston right-hander Lucas Harrell struggled to locate against the Royals, giving up four runs, five hits and three walks in a 4-2 loss Tuesday to Kansas City at Minute Maid Park.

  • Jackie is never far from Porter's thoughts

    For Astros manager Bo Porter, the opportunity to honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson goes beyond getting the chance to wear the legend's No. 42 jersey once a year. Porter tries to remind himself constantly of Robinson's impact on the game of baseball and his life.

  • Fowler still recovering from bout with flu

    Dexter Fowler entered Tuesday hitting .500 (6-for-12) at Minute Maid Park this year. He was 2-for-4 in each of the first three games of the season-opening series against the Yankees before missing all four games of the Angels series with a stomach virus.

  • Guthrie, Keuchel to duel, hoping for support

    The Royals and Astros are near the bottom of most offensive categories this season, as Jeremy Guthrie and Dallas Keuchel prepare to tango for the second round of a three-game set on Wednesday in Minute Maid Park.

  • Feldman returns to Astros after father's death

    Scott Feldman was back at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday and said he plans to take his turn in the rotation Thursday. Feldman was away from the team for three days to attend the funeral of his father in California.

  • Astros' Catro limited to DH duties

    Jason Castro was limited to DH duties Tuesday because of the soreness he was still feeling in his right foot. He was hit by a pitch on the toe Saturday in Arlington and didn't play Sunday.

  • Astros' 'shifting' philosophy paying dividends

    With his powerful left-handed swing, Rangers slugger Prince Fielder hits a blistering line drive like he's done so many times in his career. The ball is already in right field when, seemingly out of the blue, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve reaches up to grab it out of the air.

  • Astros prospect Ruiz shines with four hits

    In a wild, back-and-forth game in one of the best hitter's parks in baseball, third baseman Rio Ruiz stood out even in a losing effort Monday. He had a career-high four hits and hit his first home run of the season, but Class A Advanced Lancaster still lost to High Desert, 11-10.

  • Astros' Hoes excited about wearing 42

    The chance to wear the No. 42 of Jackie Robinson is something Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes has been anticipating for quite some time. Hoes, who has never been in the Major Leagues on Jackie Robinson Day, will get that chance Tuesday when the Astros and Royals wear the number at Minute Maid Park.

  • Oberholtzer's start not enough for Astros

    Brett Oberholtzer became the fourth consecutive starting pitcher to work seven innings for the Astros, but the team couldn't generate enough offense to reward him with a win as Houston fell 1-0 to the Rangers on Sunday.

  • Astros' challenge results in overturned call

    Astros manager Bo Porter successfully challenged a call at first base in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

  • Astros showing efficiency on bases

    One of the Astros' goals this season was to be more efficient on the bases. So far, so good. They were successful on their first eight stolen base attempts of the season before shortstop Jonathan Villar was thrown out trying to steal in the third inning of Sunday's game.

  • Astros not panicking over offensive struggles

    The Astros have struggled on offense this year, hitting .189 as a team entering Sunday, but have benefited from the long ball. They have 15 home runs, which ranks second in the Major Leagues, with five of those coming in one game.

  • Astros lose lead in ninth, pull out win in 10

    The Astros turned disappointment into triumph in a matter of a few minutes Saturday night. Jose Altuve drove home Marwin Gonzalez from third base on a sacrifice fly for the game-winning run to send the Astros to a 6-5 win in 10 innings at Globe Life Park, snapping a 12-game losing streak at the hands of the Rangers.

  • Astros' Carter waiting on power surge

    Through 11 games last season, Astros designated hitter Chris Carter already had four home runs and seven RBIs en route to leading the Astros with 29 homers and 82 RBIs. Carter played in his 11th game of the 2014 season on Saturday and was still searching for his first homer.

  • Astros' Porter backs Altuve playing in all 162

    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve told reporters last month one of his goals for 2014 was to play in 162 games for the first time this year, and manager Bo Porter said Saturday he's on board with that as long as Altuve is healthy.