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4/17/2015 | Looking back on the Astrodome's Top 12 moments

The Astros will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Astrodome before their game on Saturday. Here's a look back at the top 12 Astros moments at the "Eighth Wonder of the World:"


4/17/2015 | Wojciechowski called back up to join rotation

Asher Wojciechowski was recalled by the Astros on Friday, replacing Brad Peacock, who made his first Major League start of the season on Tuesday, but was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 15.


4/17/2015 | Astros place Peacock on DL with rib injury

Brad Peacock, who made his first Major League start of the season on Tuesday after having offseason right hip surgery, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a left intercostal strain (muscles between the ribs). Right-hander Asher Wojciechowski was recalled from Triple-A Fresno to replace Peacock.


4/17/2015 | Keuchel looks to even series against Wilson

Dallas Keuchel will try to continue the strong start to his season when he squares off against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night.


4/17/2015 | Trout's homers make history, top Astros

Mike Trout had his first multi-homer game of the season, became the youngest player with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases and led the Angels to a 6-3 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Friday night.


4/16/2015 | Altuve documentary screened ahead of Saturday's premiere

Jose Altuve may be only 5-foot-5, but there is nothing small about where he stands in the city where he lives, in the ballpark where he plays and in the clubhouse where he leads. Altuve, as they say, is kind of a big deal around here -- and now, he has a movie to prove it.


4/16/2015 | 6 original Astros to help celebrate 50th anniversary of Dome

Six members of the 1965 team that was the first to be called the Astros will be at Minute Maid Park on Saturday as part of the Astros 50th Anniversary Weekend.


4/16/2015 | Lowrie haunts former club with 2 big hits

Jed Lowrie spent the 2013-14 seasons with the A's, but that doesn't mean he didn't want to stick it to his former club.


4/16/2015 | McHugh fine with K's, but seeks quicker outs

Astros right-hander Collin McHugh would rather see opposing hitters make early contact for quick outs than make him work as hard as he had to work Wednesday night. McHugh only pitched 5 2/3 innings after 11 strikeouts took a toll on his pitch count, but it was more than enough.


4/15/2015 | McHugh fans 11 to lead Astros past A's

Collin McHugh struck out 11 batters and allowed one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, and Jed Lowrie torched his former team by hitting a homer and driving in three runs to lead the Astros to a 6-1 win over the A's on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.


4/15/2015 | Statcast provides best look at Springer's grab

Thanks to Statcast, the revolutionary technology that will be making its 2015 debut during Tuesday's MLB Network Showcase game between the Cardinals and Nationals, analysts and fans can break down just about every move made on a baseball field, get the pertinent data and crunch the numbers into explanations for the previously unexplainable.


4/15/2015 | Fields to make at least 1 more rehab appearance

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said right-hander Josh Fields will throw at least one more game on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno before returning to the Astros. Fields, who strained his groin late in the spring, threw in back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday.


4/15/2015 | Astros join all of MLB in honoring Robinson

The Astros and the A's each donned No. 42 jerseys on Wednesday in honor of Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball. On April 15, 1947, history was made when Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in MLB.


4/15/2015 | Weaver hopes third start is the charm against Astros

The Angels begin their first series in Houston on Friday, following an off-day for both clubs, with Jered Weaver on the mound against Astros right-hander Roberto Hernandez.


4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.


4/15/2015 | Astros confident hitters' timing is on the cusp

The Astros may have delivered the clutch hits Sunday, beating the Rangers 6-4 in 14 innings, but they couldn't get the timely hit on Tuesday against Oakland starter Kendall Graveman.


4/15/2015 | Peacock encouraged by surprise callup, start

Brad Peacock, making his first Major League start of the season following his rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno, allowed a first-inning run, and then held the A's scoreless the next four innings.


4/14/2015 | Butler extends hitting streak to nine games as A's shut out Astros

A's designated hitter Billy Butler extended his hitting streak to nine games with an RBI double, highlighting a two-run sixth in support of starter Kendall Graveman, who provided 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a series-clinching 4-0 shutout of the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.


4/14/2015 | Altuve receives GIBBY Award in pregame ceremony

Jose Altuve, who set an Astros record with 225 hits, received his GIBBY Award on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park as the 2014 Breakout Everyday Player of the Year in a special pregame presentation, lauding his record-setting season.


4/14/2015 | Pomeranz, McHugh face off on Jackie Robinson Day

Oakland's Drew Pomeranz (1-0) and the Astros' Collin McHugh (1-0) enter Wednesday's series finale at Minute Maid Park coming off impressive starts. The Astros and A's will celebrate Jackie Robinson on Wednesday with all players and coaches wearing Robinson's retired 42 on their jerseys.


4/14/2015 | Feldman takes blame despite shaky defense early from Astros

Astros starting pitcher Scott Feldman did an adequate job of falling on the sword Monday, saying he just simply didn't do a good enough job executing pitches in an 8-1 loss to the A's at Minute Maid Park.


4/14/2015 | Middle of order remains stagnant for Astros

Not that anyone in the Astros' lineup other than Jose Altuve (3-for-4) did much of anything Monday, but the team continues to get no production out of the third, fourth and fifth spots in the batting order. George Springer, Chris Carter and Evan Gattis combined to go 1-for-10 in an 8-1 loss to the A's at Minute Maid Park.


4/13/2015 | Astros to host premiere screening of Altuve documentary

The Astros will host a premiere screening of "Big Dreams: The Jose Altuve Story" Thursday at the Majestic Metro theater located at 911 Preston St. in downtown Houston. The event is invitation only.


4/13/2015 | Astros outfield excites with stellar gloves all around

As incredible as George Springer's catch at the right-field wall to rob Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin of a walk-off grand slam in Sunday's 6-4 win in Arlington, it shouldn't come as a surprise considering the athleticism of Springer and center fielder Jake Marisnick.


4/13/2015 | Graveman looks to bounce back, take series in Houston

Hoping to rebound from a forgettable first outing, Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman is set to take the mound for the second game of a three-game set between the A's and Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday evening. Brad Peacock is set to oppose Graveman in his 2015 debut.




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