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7/27/2015 | Writing's on the wall: Biggio visits plaque

If delivering his acceptance speech before a crowd of 45,000 fans on Sunday after wasn't enough to allow the reality to sink in for Craig Biggio that he had reached the Baseball Hall of Fame, seeing his plaque hanging in the museum's plaque gallery did the trick.


7/27/2015 | Astros reschedule Taylor Swift concert

The MLB playoffs have upstaged Taylor Swift.


7/27/2015 | Trade piece part of Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


7/27/2015 | Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating

Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette).


7/26/2015 | Biggio brings class, dignity to Hall induction

On a warm Sunday afternoon before 45,000 fans -- many of whom were wearing orange Astros jerseys -- Craig Biggio's success on the baseball field earned him the ultimate honor, induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


7/26/2015 | They said it: Quotes from HOF quartet

On Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., Major League Baseball welcomed four new members into its National Baseball Hall of Fame ranks. The 2015 class -- featuring greats Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez-- was enshrined before thousands of fans at the Clark Sports Center. Here's some of what they had to say at their induction ceremony.


7/26/2015 | Keuchel attributes his tough start to bad luck

The stat line didn't look good, but All-Star left-hander Dallas Keuchel insisted he wouldn't change much about Sunday's outing against the Royals.


7/26/2015 | Hinch calls Biggio an icon in Astros' history

If Craig Biggio's Hall of Fame speech had been earlier in the day, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he would have shut things down in the clubhouse so that everyone could have seen it live.


7/26/2015 | Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings to lift the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Astros on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.


7/26/2015 | Historic group of greats inducted into Hall of Fame

The Class of 2015 was dominated by three of the greatest pitchers of their era, plus a versatile position player who ended his 20-year career, all with Houston, with 3,060 hits -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio.


7/26/2015 | Angels visit Astros in AL West showdown

After both clubs have an off-day Monday, the top two teams in the American League West will meet Tuesday when the Astros and Angels -- who lead the Astros by one game -- open a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.


7/25/2015 | Feldman gives Astros another quality outing

The Astros lost a tough game on Saturday night, but the silver lining was the performance of veteran right-hander Scott Feldman.


7/25/2015 | Hinch sets Astros' rotation with Kazmir in fold

With newcomer Scott Kazmir up and running, Astros manager A.J. Hinch has set his revised rotation for the immediate future.


7/25/2015 | On induction's eve, Biggio embracing Hall fraternity

Baseball's biggest legends have welcomed Craig Biggio into their select fraternity, and Biggio will join the club when he's inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Randy Johnson on Sunday.


7/25/2015 | Keuchel looking to impress in finale with Royals

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel was the American League All-Star starter partially because of how much he impressed manager Ned Yost while throwing eight scoreless innings against the Royals on June 30. On Sunday, Keuchel gets another chance to catch Yost's eye in the rubber game at Kauffman Stadium.


7/25/2015 | Escobar's hit gives Royals walk-off win in 10th

Alcides Escobar blooped a single to short right with two out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Royals a 2-1 walk-off win over the Astros on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.


7/25/2015 | Bagwell, Astros celebrate Biggio's induction

For this weekend, Craig Biggio will be mentioned dozens, if not hundreds, of times with his fellow Hall of Fame inductees: Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez. But there is really only one player whom Biggio will forever be linked to, now, and 100 years from now: Jeff Bagwell, his teammate for 15 years during the most fruitful era of the Astros' 50-plus year history.


7/25/2015 | Hernandez among 10 top prospect performers Friday

Double-A Corpus Christi coasted to a 9-3 win over Frisco thanks to three combined homers from top prospects. Teoscar Hernandez did most of the damage, swatting two deep balls and finishing 2-for-5 with four RBIs.


7/25/2015 | Great Scott! Kazmir sizzles in K.C. heat

If he were to be graded on his first impression, Scott Kazmir would certainly receive an "A" from his admiring new Astros' teammates.


7/24/2015 | Duffy aims to continue strong run against Astros

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy has flourished since returning from the disabled list on June 24, and he'll try to build on his best outing of the season when he faces the Astros Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium.


7/24/2015 | Kazmir beats heat, Royals in stellar debut

Newly acquired left-hander Scott Kazmir made his Houston Astros debut a memorable one, tossing seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win over the Royals on a sweltering night (109 heat index) at Kauffman Stadium.


7/24/2015 | Hoes optioned to make room for Kazmir

Outfielder L.J. Hoes was optioned by the Astros to Triple-A Fresno in order to create a roster spot for newly acquired left-hander Scott Kazmir.


7/24/2015 | Immortals converge to play game of catch-up

It was the morning after the night before for some of us who had inhabited the Hawkeye Room downstairs at the Otesaga Resort Hotel on Thursday night into Friday. Nature couldn't have provided a more comfortable setting.


7/24/2015 | Historic Hall class gearing up for induction

This Sunday's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony is dominated by three of the greatest pitchers of their era, plus a versatile position player who ended his 20-year career with the Astros with 3,060 hits.


7/24/2015 | Homer from Altuve caps thrilling day for Astros

Now fully dry of the celebratory ice-water bath he received both as he crossed home plate and as he was being interviewed postgame following the Astros' 5-4 win against the Red Sox on Thursday night, Jose Altuve only recalled one other walk-off home run of his career, coming in the Minor Leagues.




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