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7/21/2014 | Astros telecasts catching on to advanced metrics

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.

7/20/2014 | Dominguez caps big day with go-ahead double

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.

7/20/2014 | 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.

7/20/2014 | Astros rebound from White Sox rally, win slugfest

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.

7/20/2014 | Kazmir out to build on dominating first half

Fresh off his appearance in the Midsummer Classic, Scott Kazmir will oppose Houston's Brett Oberholtzer for the third time this season, as the A's open their series against the Astros on Tuesday in Oakland.

7/19/2014 | Danks, White Sox take aim at sweep of Astros

The White Sox will attempt to secure their first series sweep since late May on Sunday afternoon when they host the Astros in the finale of a three-game sweep in Chicago. Left-hander John Danks will square off against Astros right-hander Jarred Cosart.

7/19/2014 | Astros' comeback bid falls short in Chicago

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.

7/19/2014 | 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.

7/19/2014 | Oberholtzer to start Tuesday in Oakland

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.

7/19/2014 | Gonzalez, Hernandez to balance time at shortstop

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.

7/19/2014 | Steeper mound could reduce elbow 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.

7/18/2014 | Astros, White Sox seeking second-half surge

After a disappointing start to the season, the White Sox hope to vault themselves into the postseason discussion during the second half. Hector Noesi takes the mound Saturday night against the Astros and breakout left-hander Dallas Keuchel.

7/18/2014 | Feldman, offense lose steam after early lead

Scott Feldman posted five shutout innings before giving up a game-tying two-run homer in the sixth and a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh as the Astros dropped a 3-2 decision to the White Sox on Friday night in Chicago.

7/18/2014 | Buchanan hopes to fill long-relief role for Astros

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.

7/18/2014 | 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.

7/18/2014 | Replay confirms out call at plate for Astros

A manager's challenge requested by Robin Ventura on a first-inning play at the plate involving White Sox leadoff man Adam Eaton confirmed the original call of Eaton being out during Friday's game between the White Sox and Astros at U.S. Cellular Field.

7/18/2014 | 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.

7/16/2014 | Astros' first half yields encouraging signs for future

For all the road bumps the Astros hit during the first half of the season, they couldn't help but feel good about the strides they made in their rebuilding process.

7/16/2014 | Time running out for Astros to sign No. 1 pick Aiken

Two days before the July 18 signing deadline for the First-Year Player Draft, it remains unclear whether No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken will come to terms with the Astros.

7/15/2014 | Altuve contributes sac fly, slick play in AL's victory

Jose Altuve contributed to the American League's 5-3 win over the National League on Tuesday night in the All-Star Game at Target Field, which secured home-field advantage in the World Series for the winner of the AL pennant. The Astros second baseman lifted a fly ball to left field in the fifth, scoring Alexei Ramirez to cap the AL's two-run frame.

7/15/2014 | Time running out for Astros to sign No. 1 overall pick

Three days before the July 18 signing deadline for the First-Year Player Draft, it remains unclear whether No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken will come to terms with the Astros.

7/15/2014 | AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory

Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-field advantage in the World Series.

7/14/2014 | Right on Target: Stars align at Twins' home park

It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thing for us. It's well-deserved. A lot of people have put a lot of work in here at the stadium."

7/14/2014 | Altuve riding breakthrough first half into All-Star Game

Jose Altuve has had quite the first half. His 130 hits are 12 more than any other player in the big leagues. He leads the American League in stolen bases and is second in batting average (.335) and doubles.

7/13/2014 | Friends Santana, Feliz share Futures experience

Domingo Santana was born in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Michael Feliz was born in Azua, a couple hours away. Despite the distance, they have become close. They found themselves back together again at Target Field on Sunday, representing the World Team in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. The U.S. Team won, 3-2.

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