A power-packed lineup, impressive bullpen and improved defense could be enough for the Astros to sustain their surprising success.
Astros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split 4-game series
The Houston Astros will start Roberto Hernandez (2-3, 3.99 ERA) against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon for the finale of a four-game set.Hernandez owns a 8-6 record against the Tigers in his career with a 4.
The Houston Astros picked up another one-run win, topping the Tigers, 3-2 on Saturday.The Astros are 11-4 in one-run games this season. They went 17-28 in such games, the second-worst record in the majors.
Anthony Rizzo's power display for the Cubs against the Diamondbacks headlines Saturday's rundown of top performers on big-league diamonds.
Astros turn 1st triple play since 2004, beat Tigers
The Houston Astros will start Lance McCullers (0-0, 1.93 ERA) against Kyle Lobstein (3-4, 4.29 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. McCullers is making his second career startThe Astros lead the majors with 62 home runs and are undefeated in their 17 multi-home run games this season.
The Houston Astros lost to the the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Friday. Collin McHugh gave up three earned runs and a home run in seven innings. It was the first time the Astros have lost this season when he starts on the road.
J.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astros
Collin McHugh (5-1, 4.09 ERA) will start for the Houston Astros against Alfredo Simon (4-2, 3.04 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers on Friday. McHugh has won 12 of his last 13 decisions going back to August 12, 2014, posting a 2.
The Houston Astros rallied to tie the game at 5-5 in the ninth inning after falling behind 5-0, but lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-5 in 11 innings on Thursday.
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McCann hits leadoff HR in 11th, sends Tigers over Astros
The Houston Astros will start Scott Feldman (3-4, 5.06 ERA) in the first game of a four-game series against David Price (3-1, 3.40 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon.
The Houston Astros won for the seventh time in eight games, beating the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Wednesday. Dallas Keuchel improved to 6-0, the best start to a season by an Astros pitcher since Roger Clemens started 9-0 in 2004.
Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer to help Dallas Keuchel earn his eighth straight win, and the Astros kept rolling with a 6-1 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.
The Houston Astros hit three home runs in their 6-4 win against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, bringing their season total to a major league-leading 60 home runs through 40 games this season.
On May 20, 2013, Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro was 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals.Castro became the American League Player of the Week for the week of May 20-26 after hitting .
A comprehensive look at every AL West team's system strengths and weaknesses heading into the 2015 MLB draft, as well as needs and possible player targets on draft day (June 8).
The Astros probably can't keep up this pace, but their hot start might prove to be enough to propel them to the AL West title.
Astros @ Orioles
Oriole Park at Camden Yards - Mon 5/25