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9/18/2014 | Astros moving Triple-A affiliate to Fresno

The Astros have signed a two-year player-development contract with the Fresno Grizzlies, who previously had a 17-year relationship with the San Francisco Giants. Houston will move its Triple-A operations beginning next year, with the contract expiring following the 2016 season.


9/17/2014 | Salazar hopes to come through for Indians

Cleveland will finish a four-game set against the Astros on Thursday at Minute Maid Park when Danny Salazar takes the mound opposite Houston's Scott Feldman. The Tribe is five games back of Kansas City for the American League's second Wild Card spot.


9/17/2014 | Altuve provides only offense for Astros in loss

Jose Altuve added to his franchise record for hits in a season with singles in the fourth and ninth innings against Carlos Carrasco in the Astros' 2-0 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.


9/17/2014 | DeFrancesco hopes to interview for manager job

Triple-A manager Tony DeFrancesco, who served as interim manager of the Astros for the final 41 games of the 2012 season, said Wednesday he hopes to get an opportunity to interview for the Major League managerial position once again.


9/17/2014 | Astros seek new home for Triple-A affiliate

The Astros continue their search for a new home for their Triple-A affiliate after it was announced Wednesday the Dodgers were buying a stake in the Oklahoma City RedHawks, which had been the Astros' Triple-A club the previous four years.


9/16/2014 | Castro named Astros' Clemente Award nominee

Houston catcher Jason Castro is the Astros' 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement.


9/16/2014 | Tribe starts Carrasco hoping to aid playoff push

The Indians are clinging on to playoff hopes and will start Carlos Carrasco on Wednesday night in Houston sitting five games back of the second American League Wild Card spot. The Astros will send Brett Oberholtzer to the mound hoping to play spoiler.


9/16/2014 | Altuve's record night not enough for Astros

Jose Altuve would have undoubtedly traded a hitless night for a win. Altuve set a franchise record for most hits in a season by coming up with his 211th hit of the year in the seventh inning, surpassing the previous record of 210 set by Craig Biggio in 1998, in the Astros' 4-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.


9/16/2014 | Springer shut down for rest of season

With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season and his strained left quad not 100 percent healthy, the Astros announced on Tuesday that rookie outfielder George Springer would sit out the remainder of the regular season.


9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.


9/16/2014 | Prospect Ruiz leads Lancaster to California League title

Third baseman Rio Ruiz, the Astros' No. 9 prospect, went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI after injured No. 2 overall prospect Carlos Correa threw out the first pitch.


9/15/2014 | McHugh OK after suffering bruised left forearm

Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh expects to make his next start after suffering a bruised left forearm in Monday night's 3-1 win over the Indians when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall in the seventh inning.


9/15/2014 | Astros won't rule out return this season for Springer

With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Astros still aren't ruling out rookie outfielder George Springer getting back on the field at some point. Springer, who hasn't played since straining his left quad on July 19, has been taking batting practice, running the bases and doing drills in the outfield.


9/15/2014 | Tribe turns to ace Kluber to get on track in Houston

The Indians will turn to one of their steadiest arms in Corey Kluber in an effort to get back in the win column on Tuesday. Nick Tropeano will make his second career start for the Astros in Houston.


9/15/2014 | Altuve's big night leads Astros over Tribe

All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve's hit parade continued Monday night, and it included a big one for the Astros. Altuve's 207th hit of the season -- a two-run single in the third inning -- scored Gregorio Petit and Robbie Grossman to put the Astros ahead and send them to a 3-1 win over the Indians at Minute Maid Park.


9/14/2014 | Keuchel flirts with history, halts Angels' win streak

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel, working in 96-degree heat at Angel Stadium against the team with the best record in baseball, stopped the Angels cold Sunday afternoon. Keuchel, who took a no-hitter into the seventh, allowed three hits in seven-plus innings for a 6-1 victory that ended the Angels' 10-game winning streak.


9/14/2014 | Peacock scratched from next start with sore back

Astros right-hander Brad Peacock will not make his scheduled start Monday against the Indians at Minute Maid Park because of lower back soreness. Right-hander Collin McHugh will move up to take Peacock's place, interim manager Tom Lawless said before Sunday's game against the Angels.


9/14/2014 | McAllister looks to capitalize on chance vs. Astros

Having lost his rotation spot at the end of July, Zach McAllister will be making a rare spot start as Cleveland opens a four-game series against Collin McHugh and the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The Indians trail the Royals by five games for the second American League Wild Card spot.


9/14/2014 | Halos looking for 11th straight win, sweep of Astros

The Angels and Astros' Sunday finale is a matchup of southpaws hoping to finish solid 2014 campaigns strongly. Both Dallas Keuchel and Hector Santiago are in the midst of breakout seasons.


9/14/2014 | Feldman, Astros can't halt Angels' win streak

Scott Feldman helped end one impressive Angels streak Saturday night, but the Astros right-hander twice was unable to contain Mike Trout in a 5-2 Angels victory at Angel Stadium.


9/13/2014 | Carter tweaked approach before going on tear

Asked one reason why his results have been so strong for such a sustained period, Astros slugger Chris Carter said, "I just think it's working every day in the cage, and making a conscious effort to have those swings mean something."


9/13/2014 | McCullers impresses in Class A postseason victory

Right-hander Lance McCullers, the Astros' No. 6 prospect, threw six scoreless innings Friday in Game 2 of the California League championship series and Class A Lancaster defeated Visalia, 3-0. With the victory, the JetHawks evened the best-of-five series at one game apiece.


9/12/2014 | Overturned call helps Astros add run against Angels

Astros manager Tom Lawless successfully challenged an out call on a tag play on Robbie Grossman at first base in the fourth inning.


9/12/2014 | Lawless impressed with team's play against AL's best

The way the Astros have competed against the AL West contenders since he took over as manager Sept. 1 is what has impressed Tom Lawless the most, he said before Friday night's game against the division-leading Angels at Anaheim Stadium.


9/12/2014 | Weaver looks to inch Halos closer to postseason

Jered Weaver will try to move the Angels closer to locking up a division title when he squares off against Scott Feldman and the Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.




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