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Tal's Hill to be removed from Minute Maid Park

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros announced the hill in center field at Minute Maid Park will be gone by the start of the 2016 season. Tal's Hill has been a staple at the park since it opened in 2000, giving it a unique landmark while causing plenty of headaches for center fielders. "Construction on the new center field area would begin immediately following the...

Astros' Keuchel earns second straight pitcher of month award

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel was named the American League's pitcher of the month for his efforts in May. Keuchel, who also won the award for April, went 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA in six starts in May. He struck out 38 in 44 2/3 innings. He is the first pitcher to win the award in consecutive months in the same season since Johan Santana...

Recap: Houston vs. Baltimore

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena hit back-to- back homers to cap a five-run third inning, and the Houston Astros held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Tuesday. Houston starter Collin McHugh (6-2) rebounded nicely after giving up four runs in the second. The right-hander allowed six hits while striking out six and walking two over seven innings. Mike...

Recap: Houston vs. Baltimore

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Gattis's two-run base hit capped a four-run seventh inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 5-2, in the opener of a four-game set at Minute Maid Park. Luis Valbuena homered earlier in the contest, while Jose Altuve and George Springer also drove in runs during the pivotal seventh frame. Will Harris (2-0) earned the win in...

Astros reinstate Oberholtzer from DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have activated pitcher Brett Oberholtzer from the 15-day disabled list to start Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. Oberholtzer has been limited to just one start thus far in 2015 due to blister issues that have plagued him since spring training. The left-hander lasted just three innings in that lone outing, which took place May...

Astros' Feldman placed on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros placed right- handed starter Scott Feldman on the 15-day disabled list after he underwent knee surgery Friday morning. Feldman tore his right medial meniscus fielding a ground ball in Tuesday's start against Baltimore, but he ended up recording a win with one run allowed in six innings. For the season, the 32-year-old starter has a 4-...

Recap: Baltimore vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Davis' second homer Wednesday afternoon was a go-ahead solo shot in the eighth inning which lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros in the rubber match of a three-game set. Houston scored three runs against a cruising Ubaldo Jimenez in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 4-4, but Davis pounded a Tony Sipp (2-2) belt-...

Recap: Baltimore vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Castro's go-ahead RBI double in top of the seventh inning helped the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Tuesday night in the second game of a three-game series. Scott Feldman (4-4) allowed a run on four hits and three walks over six innings for the Astros, who have won three of their last four games. Chris Tillman (2-6) surrendered...

Recap: Detroit vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer to help the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday. Alfredo Simon (5-2) got back in the win column after allowing just two unearned runs over seven straight innings. Simon, who struck out five compared to just one walk, hadn't won in his last four starts after opening the season 4-0. Collin...