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2016 Schedule
40-37, 2nd in AL West

Trout pulls one out of the dirt

Legend has it that when Mike Trout swings at the dirt, a baseball gets its wings.

Astros edge Angels (1:14)
Correa: 'Everything's starting to click' (1:15)
Trout has got some swing (0:34)

Jose Altuve in line for All-Star start

In the AL's final ballot update, Altuve holds a commanding lead (nearly one million votes) among second basemen. Carlos Correa ranks fifth among shortstops. Voting ends June 30.

Lineup: Astros (39-37) at Angels (32-44)

  • 1. George Springer, RF (R)
  • 2. Luis Valbuena, 3B (L)
  • 3. Jose Altuve, 2B (R)
  • 4. Carlos Correa, SS (R)
  • 5. Colby Rasmus, LF (L)
  • 6. A.J. Reed, 1B (L)
  • 7. Carlos Gomez, CF (R)
  • 8. Evan Gattis, DH (R)
  • 9. Jason Castro, C (L)
  • SP: Collin McHugh, RHP
  • Daily notes

Astros jump to No. 11 in Power Rankings

Houston is 22-9 since George Springer became the leadoff hitter on May 24. A major factor in that success has been Carlos Correa, who has a .902 OPS since then, with 22 RBIs and 14 extra-base hits in 28 games. Power Rankings

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Correa named AL Player of the Week

Astros SS Carlos Correa takes home weekly honors in the AL for the period ending June 26. Correa batted .333 with six runs scored, four doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs over six games to claim his first career AL Player of the Week award.

Astros looking to stay hot on Monday Night Baseball (1:49)

Astros prospect suspended

Astros prospect David Paulino is serving a team-imposed suspension for violating team policy. As for which team policy, we're in the dark. But Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow did say "it wasn't anything major," per the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan. Houston Chronicle


Kennedy strikes out 11 as Royals top Astros 6-1

Ian Kennedy struck out 11 over seven innings, Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and the Kansas City Royals snapped the Houston Astros' seven-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Sunday.

Kennedy strikes out side in seventh (0:22)
Morales parks a pair of homers to right field (0:36)
Stats & Info

Astros led the way Saturday

Marwin Gonzalez' 451-foot beast marked the longest homer at Kauffman Stadium this season. Following just behind was teammate Jose Altuve and the Rangers' Ian Desmond. The Phillies' Cameron Rupp and Rockies' Tony Wolters round out the list for Saturday.

More active at trade deadline: Indians or Astros? (0:48)
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Springer rocked the record books

According to Elias, George Springer became the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to hit a grand slam and a triple in the first inning of a game as the Astros defeated the Royals 13-4.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Astros are back over .500 thanks to another late-game rally, this time in the bottom of the eighth. One key has been the bullpen. The Astros lead the majors in Win Probability Added from their relievers, so (Ken Giles notwithstanding) they've been at their best in close games.

Astros sign first-rounder Whitley

Houston has agreed to terms with 2016 No. 17 overall draft pick Forrest Whitley, a high school right-hander out of Texas. "I'm just ready to get started now and am focused on that," Whitley said upon being introduced. MLB.com

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24422nd
On Base Percentage.32712th
Slugging Percentage.41515th
Earned Run Average3.9810th
Quality Starts3712th

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