Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will come off the disabled list Saturday to start at Safeco Field against the Mariners, who will counter with right-hander Sam Gaviglio. McCullers was placed on the disabled list June 9 with lower back discomfort and missed two starts.
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Felix Hernandez returned from a two-month stint on the disabled list to beat the Astros on Friday night and he got plenty of help from his friends as the Mariners rolled to a 13-3 win in the series opener at Safeco Field.
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In the moments that followed the Astros' 13-3 loss to the Mariners on Friday night, manager A.J. Hinch wasn't in the mood to discuss whether starting pitcher Joe Musgrove would remain in the rotation following his rough outing.
Which Astros are #ASGWorthy? Hurry up and vote. All-Star balloting ends Thursday at 10:59 p.m. CT.
In anticipation of their three-game series against a Mariners lineup that features impact left-handed hiiters Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager, the Astros called up left-handed reliever Reymin Guduan from Triple-A Fresno on Friday and optioned right-hander Dayan Diaz back down.
With Thursday's 12-9 win over the A's at the Coliseum, the Astros secured a four-game sweep and became the first Major League team to reach the 50-win benchmark in 2017.
Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action.
Who do the Astros have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Houston's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
The Astros won their 50th game of the season on Thursday afternoon, holding off an A's rally for a 12-9 victory to complete a four-game sweep at Oakland Coliseum.
After a long wait to begin his professional career, Brandon Marsh is showing just what all the hype was about.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa might make the headlines for his eye-popping numbers and showstopping defensive plays, but he also does little things that can make a big difference, too.
Astros reliever Jandel Gustave underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday morning in Houston, and is expected to be out until 2018.
The Astros won their ninth straight game played at the Coliseum on Wednesday night, using a sixth-inning rally and a strong start from right-hander Mike Fiers to beat the A's, 5-1.
The Astros tagged A's right-hander Sonny Gray for five runs in the first inning, holding on for an 8-4 victory at the Coliseum on Tuesday evening to take the first two games of a four-game series.
Astros starter Francis Martes went 5 2/3 innings against the A's on Tuesday night, allowing three runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out four on 75 pitches. The Astros gave him a five-run cushion in the first and won, 8-4, at the Coliseum.
Jose Altuve fell down after a hard swing
With nine days remaining until MLB All-Star Ballot voting closes at 10:59 p.m. CT on June 29, three Astros maintained their top spots at respective positions on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
The Astros rode the long ball to their seventh consecutive victory at the Coliseum, getting homers from Jake Marisnick, George Springer and Derek Fisher in a 4-1 series-opening win behind an impressive Brad Peacock on Monday evening.
A relay from right fielder George Springer to shortstop Carlos Correa to catcher Evan Gattis nailed A's infielder Chad Pinder at the plate in the sixth inning Monday, preserving Houston's lead. The Astros didn't allow another run and beat the A's, 4-1, in Oakland.
In the final meeting between two American League heavyweights until the final four games of regular season, the Red Sox used a pair of homers from Xander Bogaerts to overcome three Astros homers and win, 6-5, on Sunday night at Minute Maid Park.
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.
For only the second time in 11 games this season, the Astros lost when they hit at least three home runs in a game -- solo shots by Carlos Correa, Jake Marisnick and George Springer. That's because the Astros went 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13 runners on base.
He got a dugout handshake from manager A.J. Hinch, a hug from catcher Brian McCann and later received the game ball. Not a bad day of work for Astros rookie right-hander David Paulino, who beat reigning American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and the Red Sox, 7-1, on Saturday night for his first big league win.
Astros players, coaches and on-field personnel are joining the rest of baseball during Father's Day Weekend and wearing the symbolic blue ribbon and wristbands on their uniforms to help raise awareness and funds for the fight against prostate cancer.
Bobby Bradley's season got off to a rough start as he went hitless in seven of his first 10 days and batted just .176 over the month of April. However, Bradley picked it up by hitting .271 in May, and after another strong performance on Saturday, the Indians' No. 4 prospect is batting .309 in June and .250 for the season.
Behind homers from Jose Altuve and Carlos Beltran in the third inning, the Astros rocked Red Sox starter Rick Porcello for seven runs and 10 hits and rolled to a 7-1 win in middle game of the series Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
Chris Devenski learned the value of hard work at an early age, accompanying his father, Mike Devenski Jr., who owns a moving and storage company in Artesia, Calif., on jobs while growing up. He'd carry and tape up boxes before graduating to bigger tasks as he grew older and stronger. It was tough work and early mornings.
When Astros outfielder George Springer and Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes met after the game Friday night, the at-bat didn't come up." After the game, we're friends," Springer said.
Vazquez tries to throw to third, hits Gattis' bat
Mookie Betts threw out a runner at the plate in the sixth inning and greeted Astros reliever Will Harris by hitting a first-pitch homer to left field in the eighth to break a tie and send the Red Sox to a 2-1 win in the series opener Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros' most reliable relief pitcher for the past three seasons threw the fastball he wanted and was tagged for a homer. There wasn't much right-hander Will Harris could do except tip his cap to Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, whose leadoff homer in the eighth sent the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Astros on Friday night.
You have to applaud the Astros, owners of one of Major League Baseball's most gifted rosters. Even though they dropped three straight games and lost six out of eight before they pounded the Rangers on Wednesday night at home, they headed into their weekend series in Houston against the Red Sox with the game's best record at 45-22.
Perhaps the Astros have weathered the worst of the storm. After winning 11 games in a row, the Astros lost six of their next eight games before righting the ship with a 13-2 shellacking of the Rangers on Wednesday.
One of the things that has made the MLB Draft more intriguing to the casual fan is how quickly players go from draftee to big leaguer. It seems that every year, players zip through their farm system and start making contributions on a big league roster.
The Astros made a move on the final day of the 2016-17 international signing period, announcing a deal with Cuban right-handed pitcher Elian Rodriguez.
The soft seats and air-conditioned comfort of the Astrodome made watching baseball a pleasant experience in the summer heat in Houston. That was what Judge Roy Hofheinz envisioned when he brought the Astrodome to life in 1965.
Bo Bichette had a day to remember on Thursday as he went 7-for-8 with five RBIs to pace Class A Lansing in a doubleheader sweep on the road against South Bend.