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4/23/2014 | A's turn to Kazmir vs. Astros after sweep

Scott Kazmir will look to get the A's on track when they take on Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

4/23/2014 | Two outs away from sweep, Astros fall on homer

Kyle Seager hit two home runs, including a three-run, walk-off shot to right field off closer Josh Fields in the ninth inning, to send the Mariners to a 5-3 win over the Astros in the final game of the series on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field.

4/23/2014 | Lefties haven't been getting job done in bullpen

Astros manager Bo Porter admitted Wednesday he's concerned about the inability of his left-handed relief pitchers to get outs.

4/23/2014 | Astros want more versatility from offense

Home runs had accounted for 59.4 percent of the Astros' runs entering Wednesday, which is largely a product of the team's struggles with runners in scoring position.

4/23/2014 | Astros give Presley third straight start in left

Alex Presley started in left field in all three games of the series against the Mariners as Astros manager Bo Porter continued to go with the hot hand.

4/23/2014 | Day after gem, McHugh gets back to work

Fresh off his dazzling 12-strikeout performance Tuesday night, Astros right-hander Collin McHugh arrived at Safeco Field on Wednesday morning ready to get back to work and prepare for his next start, which could come Sunday.

4/22/2014 | Porter's advice working wonders for Fields

After Astros relief pitcher Josh Fields gave up two runs in his fourth outing of the season on April 10 in Toronto, manager Bo Porter pulled him aside and gave Fields a tip: to approach warming up in the bullpen during the game and again during his eight warm-up pitches on the mound like he's facing hitters.

4/22/2014 | Cosart, Young look to rebound in series finale

Astros righty Jarred Cosart and Mariners veteran Chris Young meet Wednesday afternoon with both coming off subpar outings their last times out. Houston will go for the sweep while the Mariners try to end their losing streak.

4/22/2014 | Harrell outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers

Right-hander Lucas Harrell, who began the year in the Astros' rotation, cleared waivers on Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, but it's not known whether he will actually report to the RedHawks.

4/22/2014 | Prospect Amador loaned back to Mexican club

The Astros have decided to loan burly slugger Japhet Amador to Los Diablos Rojos de Mexico for the remainder of the Mexican League season, which runs through August.

4/22/2014 | McHugh carves up 12 in dominant Astros debut

Collin McHugh, called up after Scott Feldman was placed on the disabled list, dominated the Mariners at Safeco Field on Tuesday for his first career win, striking out a career-high 12 batters in 6 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Astros to a 5-2 victory.

4/22/2014 | Astros snap seven-game skid by toppling King Felix

The Astros enjoyed all the laughs in their first meeting of the season against the Mariners on Monday, getting a two-run homer from Matt Dominguez and a solid performance from starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory.

4/21/2014 | Crane weighs in on Astros' start, search for spring site

Astros owner Jim Crane, whose freight and shipping business has one of its 100 offices in Seattle, was at Safeco Field for Monday's game against the Mariners and spoke on a variety of topics.

4/21/2014 | Springer catches up with offseason roommate Miller

While most Major League players are just learning about rookie right fielder George Springer, Mariners shortstop Brad Miller has a pretty good feel for the Astros' prize prospect.

4/21/2014 | Scuffling Carter given day off vs. Felix

Struggling designated hitter Chris Carter was given a day off Monday against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who's especially tough on right-handers. Carter is scuffling mightily to begin the season, hitting .123 with no homers and two RBIs.

4/21/2014 | Mariners turn to Ramirez to snap seven-game skid

Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez will try to snap his club's seven-game losing streak Tuesday while the Astros turn to Collin McHugh to clinch a series win for Houston.

4/21/2014 | Astros place Feldman on 15-day DL

Astros right-hander Scott Feldman was placed on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday.

4/20/2014 | Astros search for spark after falling in Oakland

After the A's polished off a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win at the Coliseum that was the Astros' seventh consecutive loss, Houston manager Bo Porter and some of his players expressed frustration and surprise at starting 5-14 for the second season in a row.

4/20/2014 | Singleton's Triple-A tear continues

The gaudy numbers first-base prospect Jonathan Singleton has been putting up at Triple-A Oklahoma City this season have certainly been noticed by Astros management. He entered Sunday hitting .343 with seven homers, 23 RBIs and a 1.205 OPS.

4/20/2014 | Porter pleased with Villar's performance

Astros manager Bo Porter heaped praise Sunday on starting shortstop Jonathan Villar, who has played well on defense this year and is starting to hit. Villar entered Sunday with four hits in his previous seven at-bats and was tied for the team lead in home runs (three) and RBIs (six).

4/20/2014 | Fowler receiving hitting tips from Bonds

Barry Bonds was in the Astros' clubhouse on Saturday and Sunday at Coliseum, visiting with his friend, Dexter Fowler, whom Bonds has been helping with his swing for about a year.

4/20/2014 | Felix seeks fourth win in series opener vs. Astros

The Mariners will send Felix Hernandez (3-0, 1.91 ERA) to the mound in Monday night's series opener against the Astros at Safeco Field. The Astros will counter with Dallas Keuchel.

4/20/2014 | Singleton among Houston prospects with big day

While Astros fans at the big league level are getting a taste of what the farm system can produce in the form of George Springer currently, there was plenty of action on Saturday to whet the appetites further for those hungry for more.

4/19/2014 | Count confrmed after review in A's-Astros game

Home-plate umpire Mike Winters lost track of the count during Jesus Guzman's at-bat in the top of the eighth inning of the game between the A's and Astros, leading to a crew-chief review on Saturday afternoon at Coliseum.

4/19/2014 | Springer reaches out to injured DeShields

As one of his closest friends and a former roommate of Delino DeShields Jr., Astros outfielder George Springer took some time late Friday to talk via phone with DeShields, who sustained a fractured cheekbone when he was hit in the face by a pitch while playing for Double-A Corpus Christi.

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