MLB 5 Best And Worst Surprises From First MonthOne full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?
30 Players: Healthy Quad Means Returned Speed, Power For Astros’ SpringerJoining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.
Carter Doubles Twice, Singles As Astros Beat Pirates 13-7Chris Carter was 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs to break out of a spring-training slump and lift the Houston Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-7 Tuesday.
Musicians + Sports: Chase Bryant On Nolan Ryan And Texas BaseballThe "Take It on Back" singer does just that as he reminisces about the glory days of the Houston Astros and watching the legendary Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan hurl when he was a kid.
City Guide To HoustonHere's a quick and easy guide to Houston, the nation's fourth largest city and the largest city in Texas.
American League Mid-Season Team MVPsSometimes a team's best players don't make the All-Star team. Here are the American League's mid-season team MVPs.
Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For AstrosDespite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros' lineup.
Astros Draft Stanford Pitcher Mark Appel At No. 1This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
Andrew Says: Don't Blame AppelWith 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.
TTYM: The Indy 500 Winner Buzz and Why You Should Never Eat At A StadiumTara Lipinsky brings you some of the most interesting sports stories you may not have heard about in That Thing You Missed.
Clardy: For Bucs, Two Of Three From Astros Isn't Good EnoughWhen 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.
Pirates Fall To Astros 4-2 In 11 InningsJason 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.
Pirates Rally Past Astros For 5-4 WinJimmy 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.
Pirates Halt Skid With 8-1 Victory Over AstrosHOUSTON (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.
Pirates’ 4-1 Loss To Astros Latest In Downward SpiralHOUSTON (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.