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6/29/2015 | Springer stuns with stellar diving grab

Though George Springer's had his recent struggles at the plate, he continues to showcase his speed in center field almost nightly.


6/29/2015 | Rasmus still on mend from infected bug bite

Colby Rasmus needed antibiotics via an IV on Monday as he struggles to recover from a bug bite on his left wrist that's become infected, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said.


6/29/2015 | Keuchel, Hinch make case for Altuve

George Springer stopped the media surrounding his locker from asking their questions on Monday, first making sure to don his orange "Yes Way, Jose!" shirt in support of teammate Jose Altuve, who trails Omar Infante by 231,708 votes in the race to start the All-Star Game at second base after the latest results were unveiled Monday.


6/29/2015 | Altuve gains ground in latest All-Star ballot

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has narrowed the gap between he and Royals second baseman Omar Infante on the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, but the reigning AL batting champ still trails by 231,708 votes to start the game.


6/29/2015 | Rolling Keuchel to face off vs. fellow lefty Duffy

The series between the two winningest teams in the American League resumes on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. CT, as the Astros and Royals meet for the second game of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.


6/29/2015 | McCullers, Altuve lead Astros over Royals

Jose Altuve kickstarted the Astros' three-run third inning with his seventh home run, matching a career high, while Lance McCullers allowed just one run over seven innings as the Astros topped the Royals, 6-1, on Monday.


6/29/2015 | Astros agree with comp pick Cameron

Outfielder Daz Cameron agreed to terms with the Astros on Monday. Houston, which had already agreed to terms with first-rounders Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker, reached a deal with Cameron that will pay him $4 million, according to MLBPipeline.com's Jim Callis.


6/29/2015 | Twins trio, led by Sano, on Prospect Team of Week

A trio of Twins, led by Miguel Sano, highlights the Prospect Team of the Week for June 22-28. Among the week's other top performers was Astros top prospect Carlos Correa, who continued to impress at the big league level.


6/29/2015 | In final days, many ASG races up for grabs

Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz have taken leads at their positions, Omar Infante and Jose Altuve are still in a close race, Todd Frazier is making a strong bid to be a hometown starter, and both outfields are far from decided as voting via the thrilling 2015 Esurance All-Star Game Ballot heads toward its finish at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday.


6/28/2015 | Off to hot start, Correa has room to grow

Many may find it preposterous, but Carlos Correa is still learning Major League Baseball.


6/28/2015 | 8-inning start from McHugh huge for Astros

Described by Astros manager A.J. Hinch, Collin McHugh is a perfectionist who becomes agitated when he doesn't execute his pitches precisely.


6/28/2015 | McHugh tops Yankees with stellar effort

Captivating the Minute Maid Park crowd for a second game in a row, Carlos Correa hit two doubles and scored two runs while Collin McHugh was stellar in eight innings of two-hit ball, propelling the Astros to a 3-1 win in the series finale on Sunday against the Yankees.


6/28/2015 | Altuve ranges, bobbles ball, secures catch

Jose Altuve ranged from second base all the way to the right-field foul line and made a juggling catch of an Alex Rodriguez blooper to get starter Collin McHugh out of a a third-inning jam on Sunday.


6/28/2015 | Astros adjusting after Oberholtzer optioned

After he was ejected for throwing at Alex Rodriguez in the second inning of Saturday's 9-6 loss to the Yankees, Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.


6/28/2015 | Veteran Blanton looks to outpitch rookie McCullers

Right-hander Joe Blanton (2-0, 1.73 ERA) will make his third start for the Royals against Houston right-hander Lance McCullers (3-2, 2.33 ERA) on Monday at 7:10 p.m. CT.


6/28/2015 | Birthday surprise: Feliz called up to Astros

There's a surprise party in Corpus Christi on Sunday to celebrate Michael Feliz's 22nd birthday, though the guest of honor won't be in attendance.


6/27/2015 | Gaining momentum, McHugh takes on Yanks

Collin McHugh will try for his third straight win when he starts opposite Michael Pineda in the series finale between the Astros and Yankees on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. New York won two of the first three games.


6/27/2015 | Teixeira lifts Yanks with 2B after Astros rally

Mark Teixeira's two-run double off Pat Neshek in the eighth inning proved to be the difference as the Yankees blew a big advantage, then reclaimed the lead and held on for a wild 9-6 victory over the Astros on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.


6/27/2015 | Correa, Altuve making each other better

Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa is learning rapidly. In turn, he's pushing Jose Altuve, his double-play partner and locker mate. At least that's how manager A.J. Hinch sees it.


6/27/2015 | Astros option Oberholtzer following ejection

Starter Brett Oberholtzer was ejected after he threw an inside pitch at Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez with one out in the second inning during the Astros' 9-6 loss on Saturday. Manager A.J. Hinch announced after the game that Oberholtzer was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.


6/27/2015 | Feldman shows progress in mound session

Scott Feldman threw off the Minute Maid Park mound for about 30 minutes on Saturday prior to the Astros' game against the Yankees and kept getting frustrated -- exactly what manager A.J. Hinch wanted to see.


6/27/2015 | Astros don 'Yes Way, Jose!' shirts, Altuve homers

As Astros manager A.J. Hinch finished his pregame media availability, George Springer stood just outside the crowd of reporters holding an orange T-shirt with teammate Jose Altuve's face on it.


6/27/2015 | Astros again benefit from speed of Altuve

As Jose Altuve continues to return to form following the right hamstring injury that sidelined him for several games, it's evident just how much the Astros missed the speed in his absence.


6/27/2015 | 'Drastic change' for Velasquez in 4th start

Scrolling through his Twitter feed the day before his fourth Major League start, Astros rookie Vincent Velasquez found a quote from "The Sandlot" and retweeted it: "Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking."


6/27/2015 | Bregman records his first professional hit in debut

Alex Bregman didn't waste much time on the "first pro game" aspect of his Friday debut, moving on to "first pro hit" by the ninth inning of Class A Quad Cities' 4-3 extra-innings win in Cedar Rapids.




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