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Healthy Yordan Alvarez looks to lead Astros past Royals

The worst-case scenario for Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez in the field happened last week when he collided with shortstop Jeremy Pena while both tracked a popup in the eighth inning against the New York Mets.

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Astros Blast Their Way to Eighth Straight Win With Four Bombs. Outslug Royals 9-7

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Alvarez defensive gem dashes Royals comeback

When the chronicle of Astros 2022 first half dominance is written, most of the credit must be ascribed to pitching excellence. But in the last two games the Astros have been winning in a more familiar manner...crushing the ball.

Tonight the Astros accumulated 13 hits, including two doubles and four homers. Every starter except the catcher had at least one hit, with Alex Bregman and Aledmys Diaz leading the way...

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Astros outslug Royals for eighth consecutive win

Jeremy Pena and Alex Bregman homered in the fifth inning and Aledmys Diaz and Yordan Alvarez added insurance blasts as the Houston Astros slugged their way to their eighth consecutive victory, a 9-7 triumph over the visiting Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.

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Game 80 Thread. July 5, 2022, 7:10 CT. Royals @ Astros

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Luis Garcia takes the mound against old friend Zack Greinke

The Astros are hoping to extend their winning streak to eight tonight behind Luis Garcia. It should be fun trying to figure out where, how fast, and from which direction Zack Greinke will be throwing.

Here are the lineups.

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Astros Prospect Report: July 4th

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: J.P. France #78 of the Houston Astros poses for photo during Photo Day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 16, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida. | Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

See how the prospects performed last night

Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below.

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (35-44) lost 11-7 (BOX SCORE)

Whitley made his first start for the Space...

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Royals vs. Astros prediction and odds for Tue., 7/5: Greinke in vintage form after IL stint

Game 2 of this four-game set between Kansas City and Houston tonight features Zack Greinke on the mound for KC and Luis Garcia getting the start for the Astros.

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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 5th, 2022

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Render unto Yordan the things that are Yordan’s

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Astros News The Astros capped off a 5-tun comeback with a walk off homer from Yordan Alvarez’s bat yesterday, and now everyone loves the USA (Astros.com) Patriotic highlights here for those who love freedom (MLB Video) The game didn’t start quite as well, though, with...

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Yordan Alvarez, Astros aim for more success vs. Royals

The Houston Astros enter Tuesday's game against the visiting Kansas City Royals with sluggers Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker on a roll. Before Alvarez

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Yordan Alvarez walk-off homer propels Astros past Royals

Yordan Alvarez clubbed a walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning as the Houston Astros capped a five-run rally by defeating the visiting Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Monday.

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Astros Win Second Straight Game on Walk-off Homers. Yordan Bomb Obliterates Royals 7-6

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Astros come back from abysmal Odorizzi start to take their seventh straight.

Baseball should change its scoring rules to count Yordan Alvarez as a runner in scoring position whenever he comes to bat. With the score tied 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth, with no one on base and two outs, every Astros fan knew that the winning run was already on the bases when Yordan came to bat.

He did not disappoint. On a 3-1 count he took Royals closer Scott Barlow 444 feet to...

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Astros reinstate RHP Jake Odorizzi from 15-day IL

Jake Odorizzi last pitched on May 16, when he suffered tendon and ligament damage while running to cover first base on a fielding play.

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Astros reinstate RHP Jake Odorizzi (leg) from IL

The Houston Astros reinstated right-hander Jake Odorizzi (leg injury) from the 15-day injured list on Monday. Odorizzi is set to make his first start since May 16 on Monday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals.

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Game 79 Thread. July 4th, 2022, 3:10 CT. Royals @ Astros

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Jake Odorizzi is back on the mound. Can he be as excellent as any one of the other starters already in the rotation. He has a hard act to follow.

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Ryne Stanek Deserves Some All-Star Love

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The AL West-leading Astros will likely have multiple All-Star representatives at Dodger Stadium later this month. Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez are potential starters at their respective positions based on fan voting, with various teammates possibly joining them in reserve roles. Both Justin Verlander and Framber Valdez will likely make the AL roster on the pitching side of things. As a reminder, the fans vote for the starting positions players while...

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Fan Reacts: Will Yuli Have a Second-Half Comeback?

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Here’s what the respondents think

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Is Alex Bregman recovering his All-Star form?

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What Bregman has done for the Astros since June and his expected stats suggest he can be back from his offensive lethargy.

At one point, Alex Bregman was everything you can ask for. Between 2018 and 2019, A-Breg went twice to the All-Star Game, finished in the top 5 of the AL MVP voting in both years, and won a Silver Slugger award. In numbers, he hit 88 doubles and 72 home runs, drove in 215 runs, and had more walks (215) than strikeouts (168) over 313...

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Astros Prospect Report: July 3rd

Hooks player Yainer Diaz is all smiles rounding third after a second-inning home run against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in an exhibition game at Whataburger Field on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. | Pete Garcia/Special to the Caller-Times / USA TODAY NETWORK

See how the prospects performed last night

Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below.

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (35-43) won 14-11 (BOX SCORE)

The Space Cowboys got on the...

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Royals vs. Astros prediction and odds for Mon., 7/4: Back the Astros in Odorizzi's return

The top team in the AL West, Houston, meets the punching bag of the AL Central, Kansas City, for a four-game series at Minute Maid Park. 

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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 4th, 2022

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The Astros own the AL West so far in 2022, and it’s not even close

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Astros News The narrative of a dark horse Angels team has officially been put to bed after the Astros capped a weekend sweep with 20 strikeouts and a walk off homer (Astros.com) Those 20 K’s in a 9-inning game tied a record that the Astros are, unfortunately,...

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Happy 4th of July from TCB! (and series poll)

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Let freedom from bad baseball ring!

The 4th of July is a holiday long steeped in tradition in our country. That tradition can range from solemn to raucous depending on each family and individual, but what it represents is the reflection on the ideals that bind us as a country. And throughout the last century and more, the sounds of baseball have provided a soundtrack to that celebration.

There’s something different about listening to a game while...

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