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Report: Cards the target of probe into Astros' computer hacking

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 6 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Front office officials of the St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly the target of an FBI and U.S. Justice Department investigation into a security breach of the Houston Astros' computer network. Last June, the Astros acknowledged they were victimized by hackers who accessed their servers for information, including talk about possible trades. Once the Astros...

Astros place Rasmus on bereavement list

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus was placed on the bereavement list following Monday's game against Colorado. Rasmus belted a three-run homer in the first inning Monday to help the Astros to a 6-3 victory. He left the team after the game to attend his grandmother's funeral. The Astros have recalled outfielder Domingo Santana from Triple-A Fresno...

St. Louis Cardinals Under Investigation for Hacking Houston Astros

By Josh Hamburger, 3 weeks 11 hours ago
The success of the Houston Astros has clearly not gone unnoticed, and now there are alleged hacking attacks made by front office members of their former division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. The breach of data seems to revolve around Astros general manager, Jeff Luhnow, who once worked in the scouting and player development department for the Cardinals. While in St. Louis, he helped create...

Astros sign top pick Tucker

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros signed first-round pick outfielder Kyle Tucker on Monday. Tucker was selected with the No. 5 selection in the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Tucker, 18, hit .484 with 10 home runs, 27 RBI and 29 runs scored in his senior season at H.B. Plant High School in Tampa, Florida. The left-handed...

Recap: Houston vs. Colorado

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 23 hours ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - George Springer hit a pair of solo home runs and Colby Rasmus added a three-run shot as the Houston Astros doubled up the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Monday night at Minute Maid Park. Carlos Correa had three hits and scored a run for the Astros, who have won three of four following a seven-game losing streak. Dallas Keuchel (8-2) gave up three runs on four hits and...

Busy Week For MLB Prospect Debuts

By Josh Hamburger, 3 weeks 1 day ago
It’s been a busy week for the MLB’s top prospects. Over just the past seven days, four of the league’s most anticipated players made their debuts, including Carlos Correa (SS, Astros), Byron Buxton (OF, Twins), Vincent Velasquez (P, Astros), and Francisco Lindor (SS, Indians). Not only did they come up, they also made some memorable moments rather quickly. Carlos Correa...

Recap: Houston vs. Seattle

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Colby Rasmus and Hank Conger each drove in three runs as Houston crushed Seattle 13-0 in the finale of this three-game set. Luis Valbuena added a two-run homer and Marwin Gonzalez had a solo shot to go with two RBI for the Astros, who took the series to erase the memory of a recent seven-game skid. Lance McCullers (3-1) failed to surrender a hit, but...

Recap: Houston vs. Seattle

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - After Felix Hernandez allowed eight runs and failed to pitch out of the first inning against the Astros on Friday, the Mariners got their revenge Saturday. Seattle scored five runs against Collin McHugh in the first inning and jumped out to an 8-0 lead through three with two home runs from Logan Morrison in its 8-1 win over Houston. With the early run...

Recap: Houston vs. Seattle

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Four home runs and a historically bad start from Felix Hernandez got the Houston Astros back in the win column with a 10-0 trouncing of the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. After mustering a mere 16 runs during a seven-game losing streak they brought into the opener of this three-game series, the Astros put up half that total against an ineffective...

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 5 days ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Quintana pitched seven quality innings and got backed by three home runs as the Chicago White Sox completed a three- game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 4-1 win on Wednesday. Quintana (3-6) allowed just a run on six hits for the White Sox, who handed Houston its season-high seventh straight defeat. His only blemish came in the second inning, when...