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8/30/2016 | Stakes high, McHugh rises to occasion

It's the time of year when each start is magnified, good or bad. No one needs to remind Astros right-hander Collin McHugh of the higher stakes of the final few weeks of the season, especially for a team that's trying to chase down a playoff spot.


8/30/2016 | Vets Fiers, Detwiler meet in Astros-A's finale

In Wednesday's series finale between the Astros and A's at Minute Maid Park, lefty Ross Detwiler takes the mound for Oakland, while right-hander Mike Fiers makes his 13th home start for Houston.


8/30/2016 | Astros stifle A's, keep pace in Wild Card race

The Astros kept pace in the American League Wild Card race Tuesday night by getting six scoreless innings from starter Collin McHugh and homers by Colby Rasmus and Evan Gattis to beat the A's, 3-1, at Minute Maid Park.


8/30/2016 | Rasmus back with a bang and a rocket

The true measure of how much the Astros missed Colby Rasmus might not have been his outfield assist or his home run in the second inning of Tuesday's 3-1 win over the A's. The outpouring joy for Rasmus in the dugout after he slugged a homer in his first at-bat back from the disabled list was a clear sign his presence was missed as much as his bat.


8/30/2016 | Astros reshape front office, name Elias assistant GM

In the start of what general manager Jeff Luhnow described as a "comprehensive look across the whole organization," the Astros on Tuesday began restructuring their front office by announcing three promotions, including Mike Elias becoming assistant general manager.


8/30/2016 | Gregerson thrown into fire, quickly puts it out

A ground ball turned into an inning-ending double play, and just like that, Luke Gregerson was back.


8/29/2016 | Rasmus could rejoin Astros' lineup Tuesday

Outfielder Colby Rasmus could rejoin the Astros' lineup as early as Tuesday, less than three weeks after he underwent surgery to remove a cyst in his right ear. Rasmus went through an intense workout before Monday's 6-0 win against the A's, and manager A.J. Hinch said he would be assessed following the workout.


8/29/2016 | Astros chase Wild Card vs. injury-riddled A's

As the Astros try to gain ground in the tight American League Wild Card race, right-handers Collin McHugh and Kendall Graveman take the mound when Houston faces Oakland in the second game of a three-game series Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.


8/29/2016 | Yanks' Sanchez, Giants' Slater repeat on 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.


8/28/2016 | Feliz, Sipp tagged for 5 runs in finale loss

The Astros' 10-4 loss to the Rays Sunday afternoon was much closer than the final score indicates, but a really rough stretch for relief pitchers Michael Feliz and Tony Sipp kept Houston from making a comeback.


8/28/2016 | Springer's parents honored at LLWS

A simple but important philosophy sums up why George and Laura Springer were named the 2016 Little League Parents of the Year.


8/28/2016 | Archer stops Astros from keeping pace in WC race

A double-digit strikeout day from Chris Archer and 15 hits from the Tampa Bay offense proved to be too much to overcome, as the Astros lost ground in the American League Wild Card race with a 10-4 loss to the Rays at Minute Maid Park on Sunday.


8/28/2016 | Springer's parents honored at Little League World Series

George Springer's parents, George Jr. and Laura, were honored Sunday as Little League Parents of the Year at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.


8/28/2016 | Rookies to duel as A's, Astros open set in Houston

The A's and Astros will converge in Houston for a three-game series beginning Monday at Minute Paid Park, marking their fifth meeting this year. Houston leads the season series, 7-6.


8/28/2016 | Rasmus progressing; Gregerson dealing with ankle issue

As the Astros continue their push toward the postseason, two contributors from last year's playoff squad, outfielder Colby Rasmus and pitcher Luke Gregerson, are seeking to return from their injuries sooner rather than later.


8/27/2016 | Bregman erases errors with big night at plate

Alex Bregman got off to a shaky start in the Astros' 6-2 win over the Rays on Saturday, but he didn't let it bother him, delivering a two-run homer and RBI single in consecutive at-bats.


8/27/2016 | Correa developing into Astros' RBI machine

Carlos Correa may only be 21 years old, but his penchant for bringing in runs has transformed the young shortstop into the Astros' second-most valuable asset on offense, behind only American League MVP candidate Jose Altuve.


8/27/2016 | Archer returns to scene of 1-hit gem in finale vs. Astros

Chris Archer returns to the site of one of his best games as a Major Leaguer, and one of the best pitched games in the Major Leagues in 2015, when he starts for the Rays in Sunday's series finale against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.


8/27/2016 | McKenzie, Borucki among top prospect performers Friday

Fans in attendance for Friday's matchup between Class A Lake County and Lansing were treated to a pitchers' duel between starters Triston McKenzie and Ryan Borucki, who combined for 11 scoreless innings and 18 strikeouts.


8/26/2016 | Astros go Wild with emotional comeback win

With the American League Wild Card race especially tight, the Astros can thank Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis for helping to pull off a 5-4 win over the Rays on Friday night.


8/26/2016 | Gurriel logs 1st hit at home in return vs. Rays

Hampered by a hamstring injury during his first road trip as a Major Leaguer, Yulieski Gurriel returned to the Astros' lineup on Friday for his home debut against the Rays.


8/26/2016 | Keuchel looking to snap personal skid against Rays

Two talented left-handers will square off Saturday night at Minute Maid Park when Rays rookie Blake Snell faces reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel.


8/26/2016 | Astros respond with back-to-back HRs in 9th

Talk about a power surge. Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back homers in the ninth to give the Astros a 5-4 walk-off win over the Rays on Friday night in the series opener. It was Houston's first win at Minute Maid Park in five games.


8/25/2016 | Astros to call upon small contingent in September

Many of the players the Astros would have typically called upon when rosters expand beyond 25 players are already with the big league club, thanks to an influx of rookies in the past couple of weeks.


8/25/2016 | How Altuve became an elite slugger

Jose Altuve will always be known for his height, but he's doing his best to change that by having the fourth-best slugging percentage in baseball this year. How did he manage that? By taking his natural ability and adding in a dash of improved plate approach.




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