Lance McCullers struck out another 10 batters as the Houston Astros inch closer to the American League West-leading Texas Rangers.
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Lance McCullers struck out 10 in six solid innings, Colby Rasmus broke out of a slump with a two-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Lineup: Astros (54-46) vs. Yankees (52-48)
- 1. George Springer, DH (R)
- 2. Marwin Gonzalez, 1B (S)
- 3. Jose Altuve, 2B (R)
- 4. Carlos Correa, SS (R)
- 5. Colby Rasmus, RF (L)
- 6. Preston Tucker, LF (L)
- 7. Alex Bregman, 3B (R)
- 8. Carlos Gomez, CF (R)
- 9. Jason Castro, C (L)
- SP: Lance McCullers, RHP Daily notes
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Former Astros pitcher Steve Sparks and David Dalati discuss the Astros' strikeout problems, the debut of prospect Alex Bregman and Chris Sale's blowup in Chicago.
Gonzalez strikes twice vs. Yankees
Marwin Gonzalez enjoyed his first career multi-homer game on Tuesday, going deep from both sides of the plate in the Astros' 6-3 loss. The distances on his blasts were nearly identical, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
CC Sabathia allowed just two runs in 6 2/3 innings to get back on track after a tough stretch and help the New York Yankees to a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Right-hander Andrew Cashner could be the next prominent player traded away by the Padres.
The Houston Astros, who own the best record in baseball since May 1, are looking to make moves to shore up their roster ahead of the trade deadline.
Small chance Astros trade Bregman
Alex Bregman just got called up and even though the Astros just signed Cuban third baseman Yulieski Gurriel, Bregman looks like a future All-Star even if his ultimate position is unclear. Schoenfield: Untouchable players for all 30 teams
Correa projected to earn #MLBRank spot
It would've been a reach for 21-year-old Carlos Correa to make our all-time top-100 list after just one full MLB season. However, Dan Szymborski thinks his projected WAR would be good enough for inclusion in five years. #MLBRank: Future top 100 candidates
Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees' bullpen did just fine Monday night without star closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros.
No longer a rookie, the Puerto Rican player is taking a leading role in the clubhouse, extending a welcome to other new players.
Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra will receive a $1.5 million signing bonus as part of his minor league contract with the Houston Astros.
Tommy Rancel breaks down the skills and opportunities for highly touted prospect Alex Bregman upon his promotion to the Astros.
Astros hold steady in ESPN Rankings
After sweeping the Angels, the Astros' AL West deficit is down to 2 ½ games. And more help is on the way, as top prospect Alex Bregman will be called up on Monday. Week 16 Power Rankings
Shades of Craig Biggio for Jose Altuve
Altuve went 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs on Sunday. The only other second baseman in Astros history with multiple homers and at least six RBIs in a game is Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, who accomplished the feat at Wrigley Field on Aug. 23, 1998, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Jose Altuve is hitting for average and power and is running the bases at a caliber previously unseen. Here's a snapshot look at his recent work.
The Houston Astros called up top prospect Alex Bregman, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2015 MLB draft, after their win Sunday.
Jose Altuve hit two of Houston's season-high five homers and had a career-high six RBI to lead the Houston Astros to a 13-3 win on Sunday for a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.
Jose Altuve wasted no time
The Astros' second baseman homered off the Angels' Tim Lincecum in the first inning of Sunday's game at Minute Maid Park and again in the second inning. That gives Altuve 18 home runs in 2016, already three more than his previous season's high.
Astros @ Tigers
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