JV’s 200th win has Astros back alone in 1st

The 200th win of Justin Verlander's tremendous career secured a much-needed 9-4 win for the Astros over the A's on Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum. Yuli Gurriel drilled the first of five Houston homers, after Verlander gave up solo homers to Matt Chapman and Khris Davis in the first. Davis hit a two-run homer in the third to tie the game. The Astros took the lead on an Evan Gattis homer in the fourth and went ahead in the fifth when Martin Maldonado tripled and scored. Maldonado and Alex Bregman homered in the seventh, leaving Maldonado a single shy of the cycle.… Read More
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Astros fall again, now tied with A’s in AL West

The reeling Astros have some company atop the American League West standings. The A's, who trailed the Astros by 12 games on June 18, forged a first-place tie behind seven dominant innings by Trevor Cahill to send Houston to its seventh loss in eight games, 7-1, on Saturday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum.… Read More
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Altuve to begin rehab Sunday; return next week

With All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve set to begin a Minor League rehab assignment Sunday for Triple-A Fresno, manager AJ Hinch said the team's best hitter could return to the Astros' lineup as early as next week in Seattle.… Read More
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Altuve takes leap toward lineup return

Now that the Astros have Carlos Correa and George Springer back in the starting lineup, could All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve be far behind? Altuve, who's been out since July 25 with a sore right knee, took another huge step toward returning to action Friday when he performed various drills on the field at Oakland Coliseum.… Read More
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Springer activated from disabled list

The Astros activated All-Star outfielder George Springer from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the A's at the Oakland Coliseum. Springer has been out since spraining his left thumb Aug. 5 in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.… Read More
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Correa wows himself with behind-the-back play

Carlos Correa's three-run double in the first inning Wednesday night served as the icebreaker for an Astros team that had been struggling to score runs, and his acrobatic play in the ninth inning led to some smiles and laughs that had been missing in recent days at Minute Maid Park.… Read More
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Astros hit season-high 5 HRs; Cole K’s 12 in win

Gerrit Cole struck out 12, and Evan Gattis and Tyler White each hit two of the Astros' season-high five homers as Houston rolled to a 12-1 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. The lopsided win coupled with the A's loss increased the Astros' lead in the AL West to two games. Tyler Anderson allowed nine runs in 4 1/3 innings for the Rockies, whose four-game winning streak came to an end.… Read More
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