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Astros activate Springer, Oberholtzer

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been reinstated from the 7-day concussion disabled list and will start Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants. Springer, who has missed Houston's last six games, will bat fourth and play right field in Wednesday's tilt, in which Brett Oberholtzer will make his season debut for the Astros. ...

Recap: LA Angels vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Keuchel gave up a season-high four runs, but the Houston Astros hit three home runs to back him in their 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Keuchel (4-0) had been untouchable to this point in the season, yielding no more than two runs in any of his six starts and keeping his opponent off the scoreboard three times. He was roughed up...

Astros put Springer on concussion DL

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Astros outfielder George Springer was placed on the 7-day concussion list during Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers. Springer went head-first into the right-field wall as he made an outstanding catch on Adrian Beltre during the seventh inning of Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the Rangers. He was removed from the game the following inning and did not...

Recap: Houston vs. Texas

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Wandy Rodriguez turned in eight stellar innings to earn his first major league victory in nearly two years, and the Texas Rangers picked up their first winning streak of the season with a 7-1 triumph over the Houston Astros. Rodriguez (1-1), who spent eight seasons with Houston from 2005-11, held his former club to a run on three hits while fanning eight to...

Astros' Keuchel is AL Pitcher of the Month

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 3 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for April on Monday. The Astros won all five of the games Keuchel (3-0) started in the first month of the season. Keuchel had an 0.73 ERA with 22 strikeouts in a league-high 37 innings, becoming the first Astros hurler to win a pitcher of the month award since...

Recap: Houston vs. Texas

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Robinson Chirinos' sacrifice fly in the ninth inning knocked in the go-ahead run as the Texas Rangers stopped the Houston Astros' 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 decision at Minute Maid Park. Shut down by Dallas Keuchel for the first seven innings, the Rangers scored once off the Houston ace in the eighth and another against Chad Qualls (0-2) in the ninth...

Recap: Houston vs. Seattle

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Gattis hit a two-run home run and the Houston Astros hung on for a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners in the second of a four-game set. George Springer and Jake Marisnick added solo home runs for the Astros, who have ripped off eight straight victories. Long reliever Samuel Deduno got his first start of the season and allowed a run on three hits...

Recap: Houston vs. Seattle

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 20 hours ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Altuve ripped an RBI single to the wall in the bottom of the 10th inning to life the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a four-game series. Houston starter Scott Feldman surrendered two runs in the first inning but settled down after that, tossing seven innings to keep baseball's hottest team in the game. Four...

Stretching the Field: Are the Astros for real?

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 1 day ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Traces of doubt still remain with the early success of the Houston Astros. The Astros have been fooling their fanbase the past decade and are playing the role of teaser again with a fast start to the 2015 season. Houston is trying to make believers around Major League Baseball with five straight wins and nine in the past 10 games. The 13-7 record...

Astros SS Lowrie out with ligament tear in thumb

By The Sports Network, 1 month 20 hours ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros announced on Tuesday that shortstop Jed Lowrie will be out until after the All-Star break after suffering a torn ligament in his right thumb. Lowrie, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list, will have to undergo surgery to correct the problem. The 31-year-old veteran infielder has hit .300 with four home runs, four doubles and 10...