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Speedy outfielder headed to Houston?

Gilberto Celestino, the No. 6 international prospect, is slender with above-average speed and arm strength. Eric Longenhagen sees him going to the Houston Astros. Top 10 international prospects (Insider)

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Rasmus still hospitalized with infection

An infected bug bite has Astros OF Colby Rasmus and manager A.J. Hinch isn't sure Rasmus will make the team's upcoming road trip: "There's still a little bit of achiness in there and still a little bit of discomfort. I think the smart thing for us is just to let the doctors continue to monitor him and get the infection out of there."

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Tuesday's power rankings

Chris Sale and Dallas Keuchel were both awesome Tuesday night. Which one tops our nightly power rankings?

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Web Gems: Tuesday, June 30

Does Francisco Lindor's diving stop at short top George Springer's diving catch in center field? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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BBTN Minute: AL All-Star starter

Dallas Keuchel, Sonny Gray, Chris Sale, Chris Archer are among the top candidates to start for the American League at the All-Star Game.

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Keuchel, Astros shut down Royals

Dallas Keuchel struck out 7 over 8 shutout innings, and George Springer hit his 13th HR, as Houston took its second straight over K.C. in the battle of the AL's top two teams. Box score

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BBTN's Monday Web Gem

George Springer made a terrific diving catch in center field, but can he take down the whole of Miami's infield on his own?

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Web Gems: Monday, June 29

Does George Springer's diving catch in center field top the Marlins infield's flip and turn for the double play? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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Astros top Royals in clash of AL's best

Jose Altuve and Chris Carter both homered, Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 and Lance McCullers struck out 6 over 7 innings of 1-run ball in the 6-1 home win over Kansas City. Box score

Perez gets Royals on the board

Catcher Salvador Perez led off the top of the 7th with a solo HR to left to get Kansas City into the run column. The bad news? The Royals still trail the Astros 6-1. Follow live

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Altuve matches career high in homers

Last season Jose Altuve hit a career-best 7 home runs in 158 games. With a 3rd-inning homer tonight against the Royals, he matched that total -- in just his 72nd game of the year. Houston leads Kansas City 6-0. Follow live

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Astros add 3 runs in the 3rd, lead 5-0

Lance McCullers has some breathing room on the mound heading after Domingo Santana (2 RBIs) and the Astros chased Royals starter Joe Blanton (5 H, 5 ER) after 8 outs. Follow live

Astros jump ahead early

After Luis Valbuena reached on an infield single to lead off the bottom of the 2nd, the Astros let Royals starter Joe Blanton work himself into trouble with 3 straight walks. Houston leads 2-0 in the 3rd. Follow live

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Astros host Royals in AL clash

This is the latest in a season that Kansas City (44-28) and Houston (44-34) have been among the top 2 in win percentage in their respective leagues since Sept. 22, 1980 (Elias). The teams open a 3-game series tonight. Follow live

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Power Rankings: Houston Astros at. no. 5

Carlos Correa is turning heads in his first 20 games at shortstop. He's hitting .314/.337/.593 with five home runs, nine doubles, and five stolen bases. Houston leads the AL West, but split a four-game series with the Yankees and dropped two to the Angels this week, bringing their record to 4-6 through their last ten games. Power Rankings

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3564th
Batting Average.24027th
On Base Percentage.30820th
Slugging Percentage.4266th
Earned Run Average3.508th
Quality Starts4311th
WHIP1.171st
BAA.2352nd

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