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Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 3 days 30 min ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Kendall Graveman picked up his first major league win after getting shelled in his first start, throwing 5 1/3 innings to help the Oakland Athletics shut out the Houston Astros 4-0 on Tuesday. Graveman (1-1) gave up seven earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings last Thursday in a 10-1 loss to Texas. The 24-year-old right-hander yielded four hits and four walks...

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

By The Sports Network, 4 days 30 min ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Billy Butler, Brett Lawrie and Marcus Semien all homered to back another strong start from Scott Kazmir in the Oakland Athletics' 8-1 win over the Houston Astros. Butler belted a three-run blast and Lawrie and Semien both had solo shots, with all three homers coming off Astros starter Scott Feldman. Kazmir (2-0) didn't need such support in following up...

Recap: Texas vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 6 days 30 min ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Elvis Andrus drove in a pair of runs as the Texas Rangers grabbed a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in the second of a three-game set on Saturday. Carlos Peguero had a pair of hits while driving in a run and scoring once and Rougned Odor also had an RBI and a run scored for the Rangers, who had dropped the opener of this set. Yovani Gallardo (1-1) gave up...

Recap: Houston vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 30 min ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored three times in the Kansas City Royals' 11-1 rout of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Lorenzo Cain also collected three hits while driving in a pair of runs, Eric Hosmer belted a two-run homer and Brett Eibner had a solo shot to help the defending American League champion Royals roll in this exhibition...

Recap: Corpus Christi vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Corpus Christi, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jed Lowrie, Robbie Grossman and Hank Conger each drove in two runs as the Houston Astros beat Corpus Christi by a 7-4 margin on Thursday. Roberto Hernandez got the start for Houston and gave up two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked zero. Carlos Correa and Telvin Nash homered for Corpus Christi. Mike Hauschild...

Astros place 3 on DL

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Kissimmee, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have placed three pitchers on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Wednesday. Right-handers Josh Fields (right groin strain) and Brad Peacock (right hip surgery) and lefty Brett Oberholtzer (left index finger blister) will begin the season on the DL. The Astros also optioned pitcher Kevin Chapman, outfielder L.J. Hoes and...

2015 PREVIEW AL WEST: Can the Mariners take the next step?

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Houston should take another step toward respectability, but Texas has already been bitten by the injury bug. It proved to be the death knell for the Rangers in 2014 and it could be their undoing again this season. HOUSTON ASTROS (2014 Finish - 70-92 Fourth in AL West) The Houston Astros definitely had a better second year in the AL than their maiden voyage in 2013. However, they lost 92...

Astros send Johnson to Reds

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Goodyear, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds acquired infielder Dan Johnson from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later or cash considerations on Thursday. Johnson, 35, was a non-roster invite to major league spring training, signing a minor-league deal on Dec. 13, 2014. In 14 spring training games, he is batting just .158 (3-for-19) with one RBI. A nine-year...

Recap: Atlanta vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 days ago
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrelton Simmons homered among his three hits and drove in three runs to power the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 spring training win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Christian Bethancourt knocked in three runs, while starter Wandy Rodriguez tossed four scoreless innings for the win. Colby Rasmus and Brett Phillips each homered and Jose Altuve,...

Houston Astros 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 1 week ago
You could argue that the Astros had nowhere to go but up in 2014. After all, they won just 51 games the year before and couldn’t afford another 100-loss season. But the Astros wound up making one of the biggest turnarounds in baseball last year, improving by 19 games and injecting some enthusiasm and promise into a franchise that sorely needed it. The challenge now for the Astros...