Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.
This time, the Houston Astros couldn’t resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
With the first overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros have taken Stanford pitcher Mark Appel who turned down the Pirates after they drafted him at eight overall last year.
Tara Lipinsky brings you some of the most interesting sports stories you may not have heard about in That Thing You Missed.
When is winning two out of three not good enough? According to Troy, it’s when the woeful Houston Astros are the other team. Troy explains why the Pirates will come up short no matter what happens on Sunday against Houston.
Jason Castro led off the 11th inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on a close play at the plate as the Houston Astros topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Saturday night.
Jimmy Paredes dropped Russell Martin’s bases-loaded fly ball when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, the second missed catch by a Houston right fielder, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4 Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — A.J. Burnett allowed one run in eight innings for his 16th win, and Josh Harrison tied a career high with four hits to jumpstart Pittsburgh’s offense in an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday to avoid a sweep.
HOUSTON (AP) The Astros know they’ll need more efforts like they got from Jason Castro and Dallas Keuchel on Saturday night when they move to the AL West next year. Castro hit a three-run homer and Keuchel pitched seven strong innings to lead Houston to a 4-1 victory against Pittsburgh, handing the Pirates their fifth straight loss.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates came to Houston hoping to turn things around after a three-game sweep by the Brewers. Instead they opened a three-game series with the last-place Astros on Friday night with a disheartening 7-1 loss, further dampening their already dim postseason hopes.
Flailing and running on fumes as they desperately try to stay in the wild-card race, the visiting Pirates’ last stand could start Friday night against the Houston Astros.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Kevin Correia pitched six solid innings as a fill-in starter and Alex Presley, a late addition to the lineup, had two hits and scored three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night.
(AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates managed to stop their latest skid at four, but if they want to have any shot at reaching the postseason for the first time in 20 years, they need to take advantage of their next four games as well.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Brock Holt added four hits in just his third major league start and Wandy Rodriguez (10-13) scattered four hits over seven shutout innings against his former team to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak.