9/15/2014 | Astros won't rule out return this season for Springer
With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Astros still aren't ruling out rookie outfielder George Springer getting back on the field at some point. Springer, who hasn't played since straining his left quad on July 19, has been taking batting practice, running the bases and doing drills in the outfield.
9/15/2014 | Tribe turns to ace Kluber to get on track in Houston
The Indians will turn to one of their steadiest arms in Corey Kluber in an effort to get back in the win column on Tuesday. Nick Tropeano will make his second career start for the Astros in Houston.
9/15/2014 | Altuve's big night leads Astros over Tribe
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve's hit parade continued Monday night, and it included a big one for the Astros. Altuve's 207th hit of the season -- a two-run single in the third inning -- scored Gregorio Petit and Robbie Grossman to put the Astros ahead and send them to a 3-1 win over the Indians at Minute Maid Park.
9/14/2014 | Keuchel flirts with history, halts Angels' win streak
Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel, working in 96-degree heat at Angel Stadium against the team with the best record in baseball, stopped the Angels cold Sunday afternoon. Keuchel, who took a no-hitter into the seventh, allowed three hits in seven-plus innings for a 6-1 victory that ended the Angels' 10-game winning streak.
9/14/2014 | Peacock scratched from next start with sore back
Astros right-hander Brad Peacock will not make his scheduled start Monday against the Indians at Minute Maid Park because of lower back soreness. Right-hander Collin McHugh will move up to take Peacock's place, interim manager Tom Lawless said before Sunday's game against the Angels.
9/14/2014 | McAllister looks to capitalize on chance vs. Astros
Having lost his rotation spot at the end of July, Zach McAllister will be making a rare spot start as Cleveland opens a four-game series against Collin McHugh and the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The Indians trail the Royals by five games for the second American League Wild Card spot.
9/14/2014 | Halos looking for 11th straight win, sweep of Astros
The Angels and Astros' Sunday finale is a matchup of southpaws hoping to finish solid 2014 campaigns strongly. Both Dallas Keuchel and Hector Santiago are in the midst of breakout seasons.
9/14/2014 | Feldman, Astros can't halt Angels' win streak
Scott Feldman helped end one impressive Angels streak Saturday night, but the Astros right-hander twice was unable to contain Mike Trout in a 5-2 Angels victory at Angel Stadium.
9/13/2014 | Carter tweaked approach before going on tear
Asked one reason why his results have been so strong for such a sustained period, Astros slugger Chris Carter said, "I just think it's working every day in the cage, and making a conscious effort to have those swings mean something."
9/13/2014 | McCullers impresses in Class A postseason victory
Right-hander Lance McCullers, the Astros' No. 6 prospect, threw six scoreless innings Friday in Game 2 of the California League championship series and Class A Lancaster defeated Visalia, 3-0. With the victory, the JetHawks evened the best-of-five series at one game apiece.
9/12/2014 | Overturned call helps Astros add run against Angels
Astros manager Tom Lawless successfully challenged an out call on a tag play on Robbie Grossman at first base in the fourth inning.
9/12/2014 | Lawless impressed with team's play against AL's best
The way the Astros have competed against the AL West contenders since he took over as manager Sept. 1 is what has impressed Tom Lawless the most, he said before Friday night's game against the division-leading Angels at Anaheim Stadium.
9/12/2014 | Weaver looks to inch Halos closer to postseason
Jered Weaver will try to move the Angels closer to locking up a division title when he squares off against Scott Feldman and the Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
9/12/2014 | Errors prove costly as Astros drop series opener
It took a while for the Angels to get going Friday night, but with Mike Trout and David Freese leading the way, they surged past the Astros for an 11-3 victory at Angel Stadium.
9/12/2014 | Astros crosschecker Post takes new job with Padres
Astros national crosschecker David Post, who's been on the front lines of the team's Draft process the last few years, has accepted a job as the special assistant to GM/scouting of the San Diego Padres.
9/11/2014 | Born to hit: Astros' Altuve thriving at plate
From an early age, Jose Altuve's father had him focused on making it to the big leagues. Now, the 5-foot-6 Venezuelan native, who reached the 200-hit plateau on Wednesday, could be on his way to a batting title.
9/11/2014 | Altuve notches two hits to reach elite milestone
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve joined an elite club Wednesday night, becoming just the second player in franchise history to notch 200 hits in a single season.
9/10/2014 | Tropeano debuts with win, Altuve hits 200th
Nick Tropeano, making his Major League debut, picked up the win by throwing five-plus innings, and Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 to become just the second player in club history to reach 200 hits in a season, as the Astros rolled over the Mariners, 5-2, on Wednesday night.
9/10/2014 | Qualls hoping rest helps hip issue subside
Astros closer Chad Qualls was unavailable again Wednesday as he battles some discomfort in his right hip that's radiating down the side of his leg. Josh Fields will be called upon to close in Qualls' absence.
9/10/2014 | Red-hot Halos return home to face Astros
When the Angels return to Anaheim on Friday from a strong 10-game road trip, their lead atop the AL West will have nearly doubled. The Angels will send C.J. Wilson to the mound in the weekend series opener against fellow southpaw Brett Oberholtzer.
9/10/2014 | Villar's great game backs McHugh in Seattle
Jonathan Villar made a pair of terrific plays at shortstop and went 2-for-4, driving in the go-ahead run with a single in the ninth inning to send the Astros to a 2-1 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night at Safeco Field.
9/9/2014 | Mariners win challenge to wipe run off board
After a challenge from Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, a safe call at first base was overturned using Major League Baseball's instant-replay policy in Tuesday's game against Houston at Safeco Field. It erased a run for the Astros.
9/9/2014 | Mariners look to Iwakuma seeking Wild Card lift
After falling a half-game out in the AL Wild Card chase, the Mariners will lean on right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma on Wednesday night when they close a series with Houston at Safeco Field. The Astros counter with right-hander Nick Tropeano, who will be making his big league debut.
9/9/2014 | Longtime pals play for 'Bucks' at Astros tilt
Jenny Johnson and Nadia Garza met while working a summer job at a jewelry store in Houston before heading off to separate colleges, and one day this season, they were at an Astros game for an SMU alumni event when they were approached to play MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond."
9/9/2014 | Home run overturned on Saunders' stellar effort
Right fielder Michael Saunders robbed Houston's Robbie Grossman of a home run in the seventh inning Monday night, and Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was ejected after the umpires awarded Grossman third base when Saunders couldn't hang on to the ball.
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