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9/27/2016 | Bregman's surprising return sparks big rally

In a surprising twist to the Astros' come-from-behind, 8-4 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night, Alex Bregman returned to action in the bottom of the sixth and made an immediate impact, hitting a game-tying RBI single off Felix Hernandez in his first Major League appearance as a pinch-hitter.

9/27/2016 | Astros stay in Wild Card mix with 6-run 6th

The Astros aren't ready to turn the page on 2016 just yet.

9/27/2016 | Paxton, Fister meet in high-stakes rubber match

With the postseason still in play for a pair of American League West rivals, the Astros and Mariners seek to take the season series finale at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday afternoon in a critical game for both teams.

9/27/2016 | Astros pay respects to longtime groundskeeper Richardson

The Astros held a moment of silence prior to Tuesday's game with the Mariners in memory of groundskeeper Mike Richardson, who died suddenly Monday night at Minute Maid Park. Fellow groundskeepers wore a black ribbons on their shirts in honor of Richardson.

9/27/2016 | Astros, fans bid farewell to Tal's Hill after '16

Tal Smith, the long-time Astros president and general manager who inspired Tal's Hill, will be at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night for the final game of the incline in center field. The Astros are removing Tal's Hill next season as part of a $15 million renovation of the center field area to include more fan amenities.

9/27/2016 | Altuve shows never-give-up drive after injury

Jose Altuve could've given up. Down one run in the top of the sixth inning of Monday night's 4-3 loss to the Mariners, the All-Star second baseman and MVP candidate could've called it quits after his wrist bent awkwardly into the grass as he dove for a single.

9/26/2016 | Cano powers Seattle to 2 back in Wild Card

Robinson Cano continued his assault on Astros pitching, edging the Mariners closer in the American League Wild Card chase in the process while pushing Houston towards elimination.

9/26/2016 | Gurriel honors Fernandez, hangs No. 16 jersey

HOUSTON -- Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel, a Cuban who was dealing with the sudden death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, hung an Astros jersey with Fernandez's name and No. 16 in the dugout during Monday's game against the Mariners to honor his fellow countryman.

9/26/2016 | Felix, Fiers lead showdown of WC hopefuls

As they fight to keep their postseason dreams afloat, the Astros and Mariners continue their three-game series Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park with a pair of right-handers on the mound.

9/26/2016 | Bregman takes 'leap forward,' eyes return

Alex Bregman could return to the lineup as early as this weekend. Lance McCullers could be activated next week if the Astros make the playoffs. And Colby Rasmus' time with the Astros has likely come to a close, based on updates provided Monday by manager A.J. Hinch.

9/26/2016 | Bregman, Rodgers earn annual Minors honor

Infielder Alex Bregman and right-handed pitcher Brady Rodgers were named the Astros' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, on Monday. The players were set to be recognized in a pregame ceremony prior to Monday's game against Seattle.

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.

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