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2016 Schedule
22-29, 4th in AL West
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Correa's homer puts Astros ahead in 13th inning (0:23)

Astros to draft a pitcher with No. 17 pick?

In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now has Houston selecting Illinois right-handed pitcher Cody Sedlock with the No. 17 pick. Sedlock is still working on a few pitches, but his fastball is strong in the mid-90s. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)

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Angels' Escobar injured after fielding grounder

Third baseman Yunel Escobar has left the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Houston Astros in the third inning after bruising his left wrist while fielding a grounder Sunday.

Lineup: Astros (21-29) at Angels (22-27)

  • 1. George Springer, DH (R)
  • 2. Jose Altuve, 2B (R)
  • 3. Colby Rasmus, RF (L)
  • 4. Evan Gattis, C (R)
  • 5. Luis Valbuena, 3B (L)
  • 6. Tyler White, 1B (R)
  • 7. Marwin Gonzalez, SS (S)
  • 8. Jake Marisnick, CF (R)
  • 9. Tony Kemp, LF (L)
  • SP: Doug Fister, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Los Jonrones de Jerez: Records e historia a puro palo

Nomar Mazara, Albert Pujols y George Springer en la voz del espectacular Ernesto Jerez. Mirar

Luck a factor for Astros hitters?

Carlos Gomez has suffered a massive OPS decline this season. Meanwhile, Jose Altuve and Jason Castro have seen notable improvement at the plate. Are these performances for real or is luck -- good or bad -- a factor? FiveThirtyEight has the answer. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?

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Keuchel might not get back on track

Dallas Keuchel has performed much worse than expected this season, but that has actually been the norm for the left-hander in every year except 2015's Cy Young campaign, Baseball Info Solutions notes. Don't expect the left-hander to return to his award-winning form. Pitchers who won't rebound (Insider)

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Multiple Springer homers = Astros wins

George Springer went deep twice in a game for the third time in his career against the Orioles on Thursday. In those three games, Houston is 3-0, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Stats & Info

Thursday's longest home runs

Although George Springer cracked the list twice with his two solo homers off Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, Ryan Braun and Bryce Harper led the way on Thursday. Braun's shot traveled a season-long 440 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

It's been a breezy 3 days in Houston for the Orioles. They whiffed 52 times! The word from the Elias Sports Bureau: That's the most ever in a 3-game series. The record they broke was a month old - 47, by the Nationals against the Twins.

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Springer homers twice as Astros beat Orioles 4-2

George Springer homered twice and the Houston Astros set a major league record for strikeouts in a three-game series, finishing a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 4-2 win Thursday night.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs207Tied-18th
Batting Average.23127th
On Base Percentage.31021st
Slugging Percentage.40218th
Earned Run Average4.3422nd
Quality Starts2317th
WHIP1.3315th
BAA.26323rd

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