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2017 Schedule
52-26, 1st in AL West
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Healy's slam lifts A's past Astros (1:15)
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Springer cranks 23rd dinger (0:26)
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Healy hits grand slam after near strikeout (0:39)
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McHugh scheduled for Friday rehab start

Astros starter Collin McHugh (elbow) is scheduled for his first rehab start on Friday. He is expected to throw two to three innings for Double-A Corpus Christi. "It's turning into a normal five-day schedule now," McHugh said of his progress. The 30-year-old indicated it is too soon to target a return date because he is unsure how many starts he will need to feel comfortable.

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Stros sign second-round pick

The Astros announced Tuesday afternoon they've signed their second-round draft pick, Archbishop McCarthy HS (Fla.) 3B Joe Perez. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the slot for where the 17-year-old was selected, No. 53 overall, is $1.265 million.

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Olney predicts most-likely landing spots for Gray (0:44)
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AL All-Star voting coming down to the wire

With four days of balloting remaining, Royals 1B Eric Hosmer, Twins 3B Miguel Sano and Mariners DH Nelson Cruz find themselves in tight races at their respective positions. Each league's starters will be announced on the Esurance All-Star Selection Show on Sunday, July 2 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Sunday's longest home runs

A pair of Astros sluggers hit two of the five longest home runs on Sunday, but Cardinals LF Randal Grichuk led the way. Meanwhile, Travis Shaw's 429-foot homer is his 15th of the season, just one short of his career high in 145 games last season.

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Dodgers take the top spot in Week 12 Power Rankings (1:23)
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Ranking the key strengths of American League contenders

With Chris Devenski in the bullpen, Lance McCullers Jr. in the rotation and Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and George Springer on offense, the Astros are chock-full of weapons.

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McCullers solid in return as Astros top Mariners 5-2

Josh Reddick homered, Brian McCann added a three-run double and Lance McCullers pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list to lift the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

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McCullers to start Saturday

The Astros reinstated RHP Lance McCullers (back) from the 10-day disabled list to start Saturday vs. the Mariners and optioned RHP Joe Musgrove to Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding roster move. Houston also placed RHP Brad Peacock on the paternity list and recalled RHP Jordan Jankowski from Triple-A.

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Ranking MLB defenses: Astros

The Stros have a few more defensive liabilities to work around than other teams in their tier, so Josh Reddick struggling with the glove in right field has been a bit of an unhappy surprise.

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Mariners roll to 6th straight win, 13-3 over Astros

Felix Hernandez pitched six solid innings in his first start in nearly two months and was backed by home runs from Mike Zunino, Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager in the Seattle Mariners' 13-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

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George Springer (hand) deemed day-to-day

Astros outfielder and leadoff man George Springer is day-to-day after leaving Thursday's game in the first inning with a left hand contusion, the team announced. A pitch from A's righty Jesse Hahn grazed Springer's shoulder before hitting his hand.

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Trade-deadline shopping lists: Astros' need is clear

The Astros seem to have only a few first-world problems looming on the horizon, but adding pitching depth continues to be in focus. Houston has the prospects to target the big names out there.

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BBTN: Hinch On Strategy Of The Shift

Astros manager A.J. Hinch talks to Jessica Mendoza about the style of Houston's shift strategy, what makes it so successful, adjustments for specific players and more.

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Springer is Astros' springboard

Houston CF George Springer hit his eighth leadoff homer of the season during Tuesday's 8-4 win vs. the A's, tying his total from 2016. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other players in MLB history with more than one season with at least eight leadoff home runs were Alfonso Soriano (2002–03, 2006–07), Rickey Henderson (1986, 1993) and Hanley Ramirez (2007–08).

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.773rd
Quality Starts32Tied-16th
WHIP1.202nd
BAA.2312nd
Runs4242nd
Batting Average.2791st
On Base Percentage.3461st
Slugging Percentage.4811st

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