5/4/2015 | Buxton, Correa deliver walk-off winners
Top prospects Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa came through for Chattanooga and Corpus Christi, respectively, with dramatic hits in the ninth inning to lift their teams to victory Monday night.
5/4/2015 | Rangers snap Astros' 10-game winning streak
Robinson Chirinos scored Adrian Beltre on a sacrifice fly to center field in the ninth inning that broke a tie and sent the Rangers to a 2-1 win Monday night at Minute Maid Park, breaking the Astros' 10-game winning streak. It was their first loss of the season in any game in which they had the lead.
5/4/2015 | Altuve, Springer make eye-popping plays
Any good pitcher can use some stellar defense. Just ask Astros starter Dallas Keuchel, who benefited from a couple of terrific plays made behind him in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers.
5/4/2015 | Hinch has been in same position as Counsell
Astros manager A.J. Hinch was somewhat of a trailblazer when he was hired to manage the D-backs in 2009 despite not having any previous managerial or Major League coaching experience. Hinch lasted only parts of two seasons in Arizona, but six years later he's managing the hottest team in baseball.
5/4/2015 | Keuchel, Altuve win monthly, weekly honors
The Astros' terrific start has led to some hardware for starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel and second baseman Jose Altuve, who were on Monday named the American League Pitcher of the Month and AL co-Player of the Week, respectively
5/4/2015 | Altuve, Reddick share AL Player of the Week honor
A fleet-footed infielder and a power-hitting outfielder have tied for the American League's top weekly distinction. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve and Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick were named the AL's co-Players of the Week on Monday in recognition of their sterling play.
5/4/2015 | MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners
Thirty winners were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball in the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest.
5/3/2015 | Astros starting to believe they're for real
At the moment, there's some magic around these Astros. Isn't that the bottom line? They might see it differently. To them, a little 10-game winning streak is the byproduct of blue-collar stuff. Day by day, they're starting to believe. "No question," manager A.J. Hinch said. "The confidence is growing."
5/3/2015 | After slow start, Gattis displaying his power
Fans in the Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park might want to start wearing protective armor when Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is at the plate. Gattis rocketed a pair of home runs into the left-field seats, including a line-drive shot in the eighth inning to snap a tie, and drove in four Sunday to lead the Astros to their 10th consecutive win, 7-6, in a four-game sweep of the Mariners.
5/3/2015 | Aided by replay, Springer fires home for DP
Everything seems to be coming up Astros during their current win streak, particularly on defense, where George Springer turned a nifty double play with the help of replay.
5/3/2015 | Astros keep winning despite pair of errors
The Astros had one of their shakiest games defensively Sunday at Minute Maid Park, but overcame a pair of errors on the infield to rally to beat the Mariners, 7-6, for their 10th consecutive win.
5/3/2015 | Astros edge Mariners for 10th straight victory
Designated hitter Evan Gattis clobbered two home runs Sunday afternoon, including a tiebreaking shot into the Crawford Boxes in the eighth inning, to send the Astros to their 10th consecutive win, 7-6, and complete a four-game sweep of the Mariners at Minute Maid Park.
5/3/2015 | Banister returns home as Rangers hit road vs. Astros
Rangers manager Jeff Banister will manage for the first time in the town where he grew up when his team begins a three-game series against the red-hot Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday.
5/3/2015 | Astros eye 10th straight win, club history vs. Mariners
The Astros will be seeking a 10th consecutive victory when they wrap up a four-game series against the Mariners in a Sunday matinee at Minute Maid Park. A victory would give the Astros an 18-7 mark, which would be their best start after 25 games in club history.
5/2/2015 | Astros outslug Mariners for 9th straight win
Not even two more blasts by Nelson Cruz on the Mariners' four-homer night could sidetrack the soaring Astros on Saturday, as Houston roared from behind at Minute Maid Park for an 11-4 victory, the ninth straight win for the American League West leaders.
5/2/2015 | Astros go back-to-back twice in 5-HR party
After watching the Mariners blast three solo home runs in the second inning, including two in back-to-back fashion, the Astros managed to one-up them Saturday night in Minute Maid Park.
5/2/2015 | Marisnick races up Tal's Hill for amazing grab
During a game when home runs were flying out of Minute Maid Park, Jake Marisnick created the highlight of the night with his glove.
5/2/2015 | Tucker headlines monthly Minor League awards
It's a good time to be an Astro, and that extends beyond the first-place big league squad to every corner of the organization. Outfielder Preston Tucker took home Player of the Month honors in Triple-A Fresno.
5/2/2015 | Deduno to get second turn in Astros' rotation
Right-hander Samuel Deduno, the Astros' long reliever-turned-spot starter, will start Wednesday against Texas on the heels of a strong four-inning outing Friday.
5/2/2015 | Deduno, bullpen piece together Astros win
With spot starter Samuel Deduno limited to four innings, it was the relatively rare sight of bullpen-by-committee that lifted a home-run heavy offense to a 4-3 win Friday night, the Astros eighth in a row.
5/2/2015 | Altuve's 9th straight multi-hit game ties record
Jose Altuve keeps finding his way into the Astros' record books. The second baseman recorded two more hits in Friday night's 4-3 win against Seattle, giving him nine consecutive multi-hit games, tying the franchise record.
5/1/2015 | Astros aim to keep win streak alive against Mariners
The Astros and Mariners are fast becoming familiar foes this year, as Saturday marks the third matchup of a four-game set in Houston and their sixth meeting of 2015. Houston will try to continue their hot streak after picking up their eighth straight win on Friday.
5/1/2015 | Astros prospect Moran fractures jaw
Even with a walk-off win at the big league level, the Astros organization got some dour news Thursday night when touted third baseman Colin Moran suffered a non-displaced fracture in his jaw at Double-A Corpus Christi.
5/1/2015 | Astros hit three homers to win eighth straight
Evan Gattis, Jake Marisnick and George Springer hit home runs and Samuel Deduno delivered an effective spot start on Friday as the Astros beat the Mariners, 4-3, for their eighth straight win.
5/1/2015 | Altuve sets tone with first walk-off of career
A walk-off hit signaled new territory even for reigning American League batting champ Jose Altuve. With a one-out single off the left-field wall in the 10th inning that gave Houston an emotional 3-2 win, Altuve keeps expanding his collection of accomplishments. The walk-off knock was the first of his career.
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