10/9/2015 | Split in KC has Hinch feeling unsatisfied
The Astros are baseball's feel-good story this October. After a combined 416 losses the four previous seasons, they made it into the postseason this year. Impressive? Darn right. Satisfying? Not a chance. Not to manager A.J. Hinch.
10/9/2015 | Kazmir puts struggles behind, sets Astros up
Scott Kazmir exited with one out in the sixth inning clinging to a two-run lead, having given his club as much as it could've hoped for in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Royals, before Kansas City scored twice in the frame en route to a 5-4 comeback victory.
10/9/2015 | Astros urge fans to don orange for Games 3, 4
The Astros, less than 48 hours from hosting their first postseason contests in 10 years, revealed details surrounding Games 3 and 4 of the American League Division Series on Sunday and Monday.
10/9/2015 | 3 keys for Astros in ALDS Game 3
The American League Division Series between the Astros and the Royals has been reduced to a best-of-three series, with Houston holding home-field advantage after splitting the first two games at Kauffman Stadium. Here's what the Astros will need to do to make sure they take advantage in Game 3 at Minute Maid Park on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET, on MLB Network.
10/9/2015 | Astros, Royals seek upper hand in ALDS Game 3
The scene moves to Houston, with neither the Astros nor the Royals completely satisfied, or completely out of sorts. The Astros won the opener of this American League Division Series on Thursday, but the Royals came from behind to win Game 2 on Friday. The series will resume with Game 3 at Minute Maid Park on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on MLB Network.
10/9/2015 | Springer keeps up torrid pace in Game 2
In a season plagued by injury but still full of spectacular outfield catches and, more recently, powerful swings, George Springer continues to carry over a streaky September into October -- just when the surging Astros need it the most.
10/9/2015 | Defensive shifts hurt Astros in Game 2
If watching Eric Hosmer reach out and poke a soft RBI single to shallow left field in the sixth inning wasn't frustrating enough, Kendrys Morales followed with an RBI single that went through a hole on the right side of the infield created by a defensive shift.
10/9/2015 | Pickoff of Gomez thwarts potential Astros rally
After sitting on the bench for eight innings, Carlos Gomez pinch-ran at first base in the ninth, and he was going to do whatever he could to get to second. Gomez's eagerness wound up getting him picked off, and the Astros' rally fizzled in a 5-4 loss to the Royals on Friday in Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium.
10/9/2015 | Astros-Royals ALDS Game 2: Did You Know?
Here are some stats and facts you should know from the Royals' 5-4 win over the Astros on Friday.
10/9/2015 | Zobrist caps rally, Royals even ALDS at 1-1
Ben Zobrist singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning off Astros reliever Will Harris, scoring Alcides Escobar, and the Royals' bullpen tossed three scoreless innings in a pulsating 5-4 win on Friday at Kauffman Stadium as Kansas City evened the American League Division Series at 1-1.
10/9/2015 | Home is perfect place for Keuchel in Game 3
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel, undefeated in 18 regular-season home starts this season, will be the man on the mound at Minute Maid Park on Sunday (4 p.m. ET on MLB Network) for Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Royals.
10/9/2015 | Rasmus slugs way into playoffs record book
Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus continued his hot start to the postseason Friday, using a double and a home run in a 5-4 Game 2 loss to the Royals in the American League Division Series to become the first player to have an extra-base hit in each of his first six postseason games.
10/9/2015 | Biggio flies in to join Astros for Game 2
Craig Biggio wanted to be a part of the excitement. After watching the Astros' Game 1 victory over the Royals in the American League Division Series on Thursday night from Houston, Biggio hopped in a private plane with Astros minority partner John Havens and flew to Kansas City to take in Game 2 on Friday from Kauffman Stadium.
10/9/2015 | Minute Maid Park roof to be closed for Game 3
Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan, who reached out to Major League Baseball this week about the roof policy, confirmed Friday that the roof will be closed for Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Royals, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET Sunday on MLB Network. It's also expected to be closed for Game 4 on Monday. The league makes decisions about the roof in the postseason.
10/9/2015 | Astros tab rookie McCullers for Game 4
Rookie right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will get the start for the Astros in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Royals.
10/9/2015 | Marisnick's stellar play lets Astros rest Gomez
A.J. Hinch has a good problem on his hands. The Astros manager has a surplus of center fielders, chief among them Carlos Gomez and Jake Marisnick.
10/9/2015 | Astros, Royals stick with same starting lineups
The starting lineups for today's game between the Astros and Royals at Kauffman Stadium have been revealed. There are no changes from Game 1, won by Houston, 5-2.
10/9/2015 | 3 keys for Astros to take 2-0 ALDS lead
The Astros stunned the defending American League-champion Royals by winning Game 1 of the ALDS, 5-2, on Thursday night, setting them up to take control of the series with a win in Friday afternoon's Game 2. Here's three keys to the Astros' success.
10/9/2015 | Pressure off, Kazmir seeks redemption
With strong efforts from Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh, there's no win-or-else pressure facing Scott Kazmir in Game 2 of the ALDS. The Astros are a Kazmir afternoon of redemption away from heading home for Game 3 on Sunday with a 2-0 edge and Keuchel back on the mound with a chance to clinch a spot in the ALCS.
10/9/2015 | Marisnick shows off skills with amazing catch
Manager A.J. Hinch praised Jake Marisnick as the team's best defensive center field, as Marisnick made an amazing diving catch in Game 1 of the ALDS.
10/9/2015 | McHugh shakes off rain, shines on big stage
A 49-minute rain delay is just long enough to give a manager reason to not have his starting pitcher return to the mound when play resumes. It's also short enough for a manager to feel relatively confident his pitcher can keep pitching.
10/9/2015 | Oct. 8 A.J. Hinch postgame interview
Astros manager A.J. Hinch meets the media after Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
10/8/2015 | Springer, Rasmus pad lead with powerful blasts
The Astros looked right at home at spacious Kauffman Stadium on Thursday night, using their power to distance themselves from Kansas City in Game 1 of the American League Division Series with home runs from George Springer and Colby Rasmus.
10/8/2015 | With early attack, Astros put road woes to rest
After striking quickly and not backing down, the Astros have won eight of their past 10 games, including four of the past five in three time zones on the road, where they struggled to win more times than not in the regular season.
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