8/24/2016 | Correa's dazzling diving grab helps seal win
Perhaps the biggest sigh of relief for Astros pitcher Ken Giles wasn't that the laser hit back up the middle by Matt Joyce in the ninth inning Wednesday didn't take his head off. It was that shortstop Carlos Correa was in just the right spot.
8/24/2016 | Gattis hits 20th HR, keeps raking at catcher
When Astros catcher Evan Gattis crushed a Gerrit Cole pitch and sent it sailing over the wall in center in the second inning of Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Pirates, he quietly reached 20 home runs for the fourth consecutive season.
8/24/2016 | Astros edge Bucs to cap strong road trip
Fighting to keep their spot in a crowded American League Wild Card picture, the Astros did exactly what they needed to during a seven-game swing through Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Coming off a series victory over the Orioles, the Astros claimed another over the Pirates with Wednesday's 5-4 win at PNC Park, their fifth win in six games.
8/24/2016 | Gurriel on track for DH duties Friday
Yulieski Gurriel is expected to be in the lineup when the Astros return home on Friday to face the Tampa Bay Rays. The Cuban has made just one start -- Sunday in Baltimore -- since joining the Astros, due to right hamstring tightness suffered in Sunday's game.
8/24/2016 | Astros continuing playoff push with set vs. Rays
The Astros open a six-game homestand on Friday against the Rays looking to establish some momentum in their push for a second consecutive playoff berth.
8/23/2016 | Musgrove stunned by Bucs' barrage in 1st inning
Before rookie right-hander Joe Musgrove could catch his breath Tuesday night, the Pirates were well on their way to dealing the Astros a 7-1 defeat at PNC Park. They scored four times off Musgrove in the first inning and were never threatened, sending the rookie hurler to his second consecutive loss.
8/23/2016 | Berman to join Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor
Mark Berman, the long-time sports director and bulldog television reporter at KRIV-TV in Houston, will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor on Sept. 26. Berman is currently celebrating his 30th year at the station, having joined the FOX affiliate in 1986.
8/23/2016 | Pirates ace Cole faces Astros for 1st time
Pirates starter Gerrit Cole will pitch against the Astros for the first time in his career in Wednesday afternoon's series finale between the clubs at PNC Park. Houston will counter with right-hander Collin McHugh.
8/23/2016 | Lights-out Nova hurls 98-pitch CG at Astros
Gregory Polanco homered twice Tuesday night, leading a resurgent Pirates offense out of its brief funk. But Ivan Nova hardly needed the help, throwing a complete game in a 7-1 win over the Astros at PNC Park.
8/23/2016 | Valbuena to have season-ending hamstring surgery
The Astros will be without veteran infielder Luis Valbuena for the remainder of the season, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday. Valbuena is scheduled to undergo surgery in the next couple of days to repair a tendon in his right hamstring, an injury that kept him out since July 26.
8/22/2016 | Astros rookie Hernandez playing like veteran
Teoscar Hernandez is giving Alex Bregman a run for his money in terms of which Astros rookie has been the most fun to watch.
8/22/2016 | Nova eyeing continued success against Musgrove, Astros
Right-hander Ivan Nova will make his fourth start for the Pirates since being acquired in a trade from the Yankees when he faces rookie righty Joe Musgrove and the Astros on Tuesday at PNC Park.
8/22/2016 | Gurriel able to pinch-hit at PNC Park
The right hamstring tightness that forced Yulieski Gurriel from his first big league game on Sunday after only three at-bats won't keep him out of the lineup, manager A.J. Hinch said on Monday.
8/22/2016 | Fister flusters Pirates as Astros roll in opener
Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon threw eight strong innings on Monday night, but it wasn't enough to stop his childhood-favorite team. The Astros stayed hot in their pursuit of an American League Wild Card spot, riding seven scoreless innings from Doug Fister to a 3-1 win in the series opener at PNC Park.
8/22/2016 | Yanks' Sanchez, Astros' Bregman lead Prospect Team of the Week
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
8/21/2016 | Keuchel: Astros used delay as motivation
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel walked to the outfield to start his pregame warmup Sunday afternoon and managed only a few tosses before rain started to fall, chasing him and his teammates into the clubhouse -- where they stayed for the next four hours.
8/21/2016 | Taillon, Fister to open Interleague series at PNC
The Astros and Pirates, two former National League Central rivals, will renew acquaintances for the first time since 2013 when they meet in the opener of a three-game Interleague series Monday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
8/21/2016 | Gurriel singles, strains hamstring in debut
It was a dream more than 15 years -- plus nearly five hours -- in the making, but borders and politics always stood in the way. Yulieski Gurriel, at 32 years old, knew he was running short on time if he wanted to reach the pinnacle of the sport and play in the big leagues, which is why he took a chance and defected from Cuba with his brother earlier this year.
8/21/2016 | Ruiz, Fisher among top prospect performers Saturday
As one of the younger everyday players at the Triple-A level, Rio Ruiz has been anything but overmatched this season.
8/21/2016 | Hinch: Astros' offense looks 'pretty dangerous'
Astros manager A.J. Hinch likes what he see from the top to the bottom of his lineup these days. When the Astros are clicking, the players are confident they can make a run at the postseason.
8/20/2016 | Gurriel called up by Astros for MLB debut today
Talented Cuban prospect Yulieski Gurriel is set to make his much-anticipated Major League debut Sunday. Houston manager A.J. Hinch revealed after Saturday night's 12-2 win over the Orioles that Gurriel has been called up and will be in the Astros' lineup as the team's designated hitter for its series finale in Baltimore on Sunday. First baseman Tyler White was sent down to Triple-A Fresno to make room for Gurriel on the roster.
8/20/2016 | Gurriel to debut when Keuchel, Gallardo meet
Both the Astros and Orioles are hoping their piching staffs can limit some potent offenses in the series finale Sunday at Camden Yards.
8/20/2016 | Valbuena has hamstring setback; season in doubt
Astros infielder Luis Valbuena had a setback with his strained right hamstring and was sent back to Houston to be reevaluated by team doctors.
8/20/2016 | Deuces wild: 6 2-run innings carry Astros past O's
The Astros took a two-run lead two batters into Saturday night's game and never looked back as they scored double digits for the second straight night in a 12-2 rout of the Orioles at Camden Yards. Houston, which had lost five straight before Friday, has scored 27 runs over the past two games.
8/20/2016 | Astros answer bell with stirring comeback victory
They watched the Orioles launch four home runs before starting pitcher Collin McHugh could even record an out in the first inning. Not exactly the kind of start that makes you believe a stirring comeback was on deck. The Astros answered the Orioles' five-run first with a five-run second to take a one-run lead and eventually pulled away to win a 15-8 slugfest on Friday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and snap a five-game losing streak.
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