9/26/2016 | Cano powers Seattle to 2 back in Wild Card
Robinson Cano continued his assault on Astros pitching, edging the Mariners closer in the American League Wild Card chase in the process while pushing Houston towards elimination.
9/26/2016 | Gurriel honors Fernandez, hangs No. 16 jersey
HOUSTON -- Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel, a Cuban who was dealing with the sudden death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, hung an Astros jersey with Fernandez's name and No. 16 in the dugout during Monday's game against the Mariners to honor his fellow countryman.
9/26/2016 | Felix, Fiers lead showdown of WC hopefuls
As they fight to keep their postseason dreams afloat, the Astros and Mariners continue their three-game series Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park with a pair of right-handers on the mound.
9/26/2016 | Bregman takes 'leap forward,' eyes return
Alex Bregman could return to the lineup as early as this weekend. Lance McCullers could be activated next week if the Astros make the playoffs. And Colby Rasmus' time with the Astros has likely come to a close, based on updates provided Monday by manager A.J. Hinch.
9/26/2016 | Bregman, Rodgers earn annual Minors honor
Infielder Alex Bregman and right-handed pitcher Brady Rodgers were named the Astros' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, on Monday. The players were set to be recognized in a pregame ceremony prior to Monday's game against Seattle.
9/25/2016 | Astros dig in for big series vs. Mariners
The Astros, three games back of the Orioles for the second Wild Card spot in the AL, open an important three-game series against the Mariners on Monday. Seattle is a half-game ahead of Houston.
9/25/2016 | Musgrove, HRs carry Astros over Halos
Evan Gattis, Tyler White and Tony Kemp hit home runs and pitcher Joe Musgrove allowed one run over seven innings as the Astros avoided being swept by the Angels. Daniel Wright yielded three runs in six innings for the Angels, the first quality start of his career.
9/25/2016 | Giles avoids injury after being struck by liner
Astros closer Ken Giles was available to pitch Sunday, one day after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative.
9/25/2016 | Fernandez's death hits McCullers hard
Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. knew Jose Fernandez about as well as anyone in baseball. They were both star high school pitchers in Tampa and quickly befriended each other shortly after Fernandez defected from Cuba, and they eventually became workout partners.
9/25/2016 | Bullpen shows signs of wear against Angels
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said the game played out exactly like he hoped it would. But for the second night in a row, a bullpen that has endured an increased workload had a late meltdown.
9/24/2016 | Astros look to Musgrove in Wild Card chase
The Angels, who had lost 11 in a row against Houston before winning the first three games of this series, have knocked the Astros to three games back for the second Wild Card spot.
9/24/2016 | Angels keep trouncing on Astros' Wild hopes
Coming off a successful West Coast road trip, the Astros hoped to continue their postseason charge at Minute Maid Park against the Angels, a team they had beaten 11 times in a row. The Angels instead have put a huge dent in Houston's playoff hopes.
9/24/2016 | Correa playing through shoulder pain
With only eight games remaining in the regular season and the Astros left with little margin for error if they're going to reach the postseason, there was no way shortstop Carlos Correa wasn't going to be in the lineup Saturday.
9/24/2016 | Giles struck on wrist by line drive in BP
Astros closer Ken Giles was unavailable to pitch Saturday after being struck on the right wrist by a line drive during batting practice prior to a game against the Angels. He was diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after X-rays came up negative, the team said.
9/24/2016 | Q&A: Howe reflects on his 7 trips to the postseason
Art Howe spent 33 years as a player, scout, coach and manager in the Major Leagues, and was able to take part in the postseason seven times. He reflects on those experiences in this week's Q&A.
9/24/2016 | Astros enter matchup with Halos still in Wild Card hunt
The Astros might have been officially eliminated from the AL West on Friday, but they are still very much in the mix for the playoffs among a crowded Wild Card field. The Astros enter today's matchup with the Angels trailing the Tigers by 2 1/2 games for a spot in the Wild Card Game.
9/23/2016 | Angels stun Astros with six-run ninth
Leading, 6-4, in the top of the ninth, Ken Giles and the Astros surrendered six runs, letting the Angels rally for a 10-6 win at Minute Maid Park in a game the Astros needed to keep their playoff hopes alive.
9/23/2016 | After night of defensive gems, Correa exits hurt
Carlos Correa's glovework took center stage for much of Friday night's 10-6 loss to the Angels, but the one play he didn't make -- and the pain that followed -- ended his night early and on a bitter note.
9/22/2016 | Fiers fans 9 in second straight quality start
It was a night to forget for the postseason-hopeful Astros, who were shut out, 2-0, by the 67-86 Angels Thursday night, but Mike Fiers quietly put together another impressive outing on the mound.
9/22/2016 | McCullers making progress in injury recovery
With the Astros still firmly in the American League Wild Card race, a pair of their young contributors are working back from injuries, hoping to return during the postseason or sooner.
9/22/2016 | Fister, Astros hoping to gain WC ground vs. Angels
As the season is nearing a finish, the Astros are contending for a Wild Card spot, but that doesn't mean the Angels aren't playing for anything.
9/22/2016 | Astros drop in WC race with loss to Angels
With the Wild Card race as tight as it is, the Astros can't afford many more nights like Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Angels if they want a shot at playing meaningful baseball in October.
9/22/2016 | Astros play-by-play man Brown announces retirement
It's the end of an era. Longtime Astros play-by-play announcer Bill Brown will retire at the end of the season, he announced Thursday afternoon, ending a legendary career with Houston that spanned 30 years and earned Brown, 69, a spot on the Astros' Media Wall of Honor.
9/21/2016 | Statcast tracks Astros' quick work on final out
As they try to rally for a spot in the postseason, the Astros need players to rise to the occasion in big moments. As Statcast™ helps demonstrate, that's exactly what reliever Luke Gregerson and catcher Jason Castro did to finish off Wednesday's 6-5 win at Oakland.
9/21/2016 | Springer speeds home on aggressive move
The two homers by Evan Gattis were nice, but George Springer's mad dash to the plate in the seventh inning of the Astros' 6-5 win over the A's on Wednesday proved to be perhaps the biggest -- and definitely gutsiest -- play of the day.
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