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Houston Astros Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 1 year 1 month ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the...

Recap: Houston vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Keuchel had seven strikeouts over eight scoreless innings and George Springer belted a two-run homer to help Houston to a 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Keuchel (10-3), who was coming off his second shutout of the season when he struck out a career-best 12 batters against the Yankees on Thursday, scattered seven hits in his...

Kansas City Royals (44-28) at Houston Astros (44-34), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Royals try to secure a fifth straight victory on Monday night when they begin a three-game set with the Houston Astros in a matchup of first place clubs. The Royals finished off a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with Sunday's 5-3 victory, with Salvador Perez homering and driving in three runs. Omar Infante and Alex Rios had an RBI each to...

Recap: Houston vs. Kansas City

By The Sports Network, 1 year 1 month ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Lance McCullers threw seven strong innings, Chris Carter and Jose Altuve hit solo home runs and the Houston Astros rolled to a 6-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series between the top teams in the American League. McCullers (4-2) halted a two-start winless streak, giving up one run on four hits and two walks...

Astros put Qualls on DL, recall Singleton

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have placed reliever Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list and recalled first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple-A Fresno, the team announced Friday. Qualls is dealing with a pinched nerve in his neck. The right-hander has made 29 appearances this season, going 1-4 with four saves and a 5.11 ERA. Singleton was leading the Pacific...

Recap: Houston vs. NY Yankees

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Young went 3-for-4 with the go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning, as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Friday. New York starter Nathan Eovaldi (7-2) gave up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Dellin Betances recorded the final four outs for his fifth save of the season. Vincent...

Astros sign No. 2 pick Bregman

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros came to terms with LSU shortstop Alex Bregman, the No. 2 pick from this month's MLB draft, on Thursday. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but a Houston Chronicle report on Wednesday indicated Bregman could be receiving a $6 million bonus. Bregman's junior season ended last week in LSU's second loss to TCU in the College...

New York Yankees (39-33) at Houston Astros (42-32), 8:10 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Keuchel tries to get himself back on the winning track Thursday when the Houston Astros open a four-game series with the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park. Keuchel lost for the second time in three starts on Saturday in Seattle, as he allowed five runs and five hits in six innings to fall to 8-3 on the year to go along with a 2.35 ERA. "We don't see that...

Recap: Houston vs. NY Yankees

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Keuchel had a career-high 12 strikeouts en route to a six-hit shutout as the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Thursday. Keuchel (9-3) issued one walk while recording his second shutout of the season. The left-hander has now gone at least six innings in 27 consecutive starts. "He had all his pitches working," Astros manager A.J....

Recap: LA Angels vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Taylor Featherston's bloop single brought home the deciding run with two down in the bottom of the 13th inning and allowed the Angels to claim a 2-1 decision over Houston in the rubber match of this three-game series. Erick Aybar greeted Joe Thatcher (1-2) with a single and was sacrificed to second. He then moved to third on a groundout, before Chad Qualls...