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7/22/2016 | Astros ride McCullers' arm to win over Angels

Lance McCullers faced the game's most productive offense this month and dominated, twirling eight-plus strong innings against the streaking Angels to lead his Astros to a 2-1 victory at Minute Maid Park on Friday night.


7/22/2016 | Tucker makes immediate impact after callup

Instead of bringing up much-anticipated prospect Alex Bregman to replace A.J. Reed on the roster, the Astros brought back an old face in Preston Tucker.


7/21/2016 | Astros call up Tucker from Triple-A Fresno

The Astros made a roster move Thursday night, but it had nothing to do with top prospect Alex Bregman. Instead, the Astros swapped out a pair of left-handed bats.


7/21/2016 | Bregman focused on making most of time at Triple-A

Alex Bregman finished his four-day stay at Dell Diamond on Thursday and was met with a steady stream of reporters asking him if he was ready to stay in Texas a little longer. Bregman, the Astros' top prospect who's tearing it up for Triple-A Fresno, appears to be big league ready and is simply waiting on the call to Houston.


7/21/2016 | Manfred: Investigation ongoing in data breach

Commissioner Rob Manfred, in his first comment on the issue since former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced on Monday, said Major League Baseball's investigation is ongoing and that there is no timetable for any potential discipline.


7/21/2016 | Inbox: Where would Gurriel rank if he was a prospect?

Jim Callis answers questions about where Yulieski Gurriel would rank if he were a prospect, the Braves' Kyle Muller, and comparing Dan Vogelbach and Josh Bell.


7/21/2016 | De Leon, Alvarez among top prospect performers Wednesday

Ten was the magic number for a pair of Dodgers pitchers on Wednesday night as both Jose De Leon and Yadier Alvarez struck out 10 hitters in their respective starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City and Class A Great Lakes.


7/19/2016 | No place like road for hit-machine Altuve

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve continues to make batting look as easy as child's play, going 4-for-5 and finishing a homer shy of the cycle in Tuesday's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the A's at the Coliseum.


7/19/2016 | Hinch: Astros' clubhouse can handle newcomers

A day after dugout confrontations involving pitcher Mike Fiers made news in the Astros' loss to the A's, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that his team is equipped to put such matters behind them. A bigger issue Hinch may soon deal with is the arrival of Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel, who signed last week and is expected to join the team in a few weeks.


7/19/2016 | Fister seeks win No. 10 in series finale vs. A's

Astros starter Doug Fister faces the A's for the fourth time this season as Houston takes on Oakland in their series finale Wednesday at the Coliseum.


7/19/2016 | A's rally in 9th, walk off in 10 vs. Astros

Josh Reddick hit a walk-off single against Astros reliever Tony Sipp in the 10th inning, spoiling a four-hit night from Jose Altuve and helping the A's secure a series-clinching 4-3 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday night.


7/19/2016 | MLBPAA announces team winners of 2016 Heart and Hustle Award

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) announced the 30 preliminary winners of the 2016 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday, honoring one player from each of the 30 Major League teams.


7/19/2016 | Swanson, Newcomb among top prospect performers Monday

The Braves' top two prospects, Dansby Swanson and Sean Newcomb, were among the top prospect performers in the Minors as they helped Double-A Mississippi to a 5-0 win on Monday night.


7/19/2016 | Astros' emotions surge in loss to Oakland

Astros starter Mike Fiers admitted his emotions got the best of him in the fourth inning of Monday's 7-4 loss to the A's at the Coliseum. The inning unraveled quickly on Fiers and led to dugout tiffs between Fiers and manager A.J. Hinch, then Fiers and outfielder Carlos Gomez.


7/18/2016 | Graveman's effort rewarded thanks to A's big 4th

The A's used a five-run fourth to back a strong seven-inning performance from right-hander Kendall Graveman in a 7-4 series-opening victory against the Astros at the Coliseum on Monday night.


7/18/2016 | Astros plan to be involved in trade market

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday "there's a good chance" he will be able to make a trade prior to the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but said there's no urgency to do so. Luhnow didn't say what the Astros are targeting, but starting pitching and left-handed relief pitching are their biggest needs.


7/18/2016 | Keuchel seeking another strong start vs. A's

Dallas Keuchel makes his first start since the All-Star break Tuesday when the Astros face the A's at the Coliseum, and if it's similar to his most recent outing, Houston's ace will begin the second half on the right foot.


7/18/2016 | Former Cards exec Correa sentenced to prison

Former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison by a federal judge on Monday for hacking the Astros' player personnel database and email system.


7/18/2016 | Astros prospect Cameron to miss rest of season

Astros outfield prospect Daz Cameron will miss the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with a broken left index finger on July 7.


7/17/2016 | Berrios, Allard among top prospect performers Sunday

Twins No. 1 prospect Jose Berrios was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


7/17/2016 | McHugh great escape artist against Mariners

Astros starter Collin McHugh's day was nearly ruined in the first inning on Sunday when Seattle's Kyle Seager missed hitting a grand slam by a few feet when a ball he scorched to right field sailed past the foul pole. Seager wound up striking out, and McHugh wriggled out of the mess.


7/17/2016 | Altuve fills bill as Astros' DH with 4-hit game

Jose Altuve came out swinging as the designated hitter in Sunday's series finale and led the Astros to an 8-1 win over the Mariners by going 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBIs.


7/17/2016 | Astros 'slam' door on series win over Mariners

Jose Altuve continued to haunt the Mariners with a four-hit day, Carlos Gomez added a grand slam and Collin McHugh pitched six scoreless innings as the Astros rolled to an 8-1 series-clinching victory on Sunday at Safeco Field.


7/17/2016 | Graveman looking to stay hot against Fiers, Astros

Two pitchers who haven't experienced the loss column in more than a month will take the mound in Monday's series opener when A's right-hander Kendall Graveman squares off with Astros righty Mike Fiers at the Coliseum.


7/16/2016 | McCullers tips cap to long-admired Cano

The only run Astros starter Lance McCullers allowed in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Mariners at Safeco Field came in the sixth inning, when Seattle slugger Robinson Cano muscled a fastball past a drawn-in infield for an RBI single.




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