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Astros Josh Reddick responds to backlash over comments

Following backlash over recent comments made about the lack of meaningful baseball games at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick has now clarified his comments.Reddick, who played for the Oakland Athletics from 2012-’16, recently spoke about Oakland’s recent success this season and what it’s like to see big games at the stadium.“Playing some meaningful baseball in this ballpark doesn’t come around a whole lot,” Reddick said, via The Houston...

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Game Recap: Astros Submit. Tied With A’s For AL West lead. Surrender 7-1.

Astros get pounded, lose lead without a fight.

In the bitter winter of 1777 the new born United States of America was on the very brink of annihilation. The small rump of what had been the proud Patriot army under George Washington was all but destroyed, and with its defeat would go the hopes and dreams of a virgin nation that represented a new birth of freedom. A great ideal in human history would die stillborn.

This army suffered military defeats before a much superior military force over...

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Astros fall again, now tied with A's in AL West

The reeling Astros have some company atop the American League West standings. The A's, who trailed the Astros by 12 games on June 18, forged a first-place tie behind seven dominant innings by Trevor Cahill to send Houston to its seventh loss in eight games, 7-1, on Saturday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum.

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Altuve to begin rehab Sunday; return next week

With All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve set to begin a Minor League rehab assignment Sunday for Triple-A Fresno, manager AJ Hinch said the team's best hitter could return to the Astros' lineup as early as next week in Seattle.

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Game Thread No.122: Houston Astros at Oakland A’s, August 18, 2018, 3:05 PM CDT

The Astros and A’s vie for first place in the AL West.

The Astros lost a tough one last night in extra innings to the A’s, in part due to a controversial call in the ninth inning. The A’s would walk it off in the tenth, and in so doing pull to within one game of the AL West lead. If they win today the AL West will be tied between the two teams playing today, with the A’s hoping to take sole possession tomorrow with a series sweep.

Dallas Keuchel takes the mound today for the Stros...

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Jose Altuve set to make first Triple-A appearance of his career

Jose Altuve is just about set to return to the Houston Astros following a knee injury, but not before doing something for the first time.Altuve is headed out to Triple-A Fresno on a rehab assignment that could see him back in the Houston lineup as early as next week. This will be the first Triple-A appearance of Altuve’s career. He went directly from Double-A Corpus Christi to the majors in 2011, and he has never looked back since. Add in the fact that this is the first time in his big...

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Astros Prospect Report: August 17th, 2018

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AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (71-53) won 8-1 (BOX SCORE)

Note: Davis his hitting .455 with 7 HR, 20 RBI over his last 10 games.

Myles Straw, CF: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B Derek Fisher, LF: 4-for-5, R, 2B Jack Mayfield, 2B: 0-for-4, 2 RBI AJ Reed, DH: 1-for-5, R J.D. Davis, RF: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB Nick Tanielu, 3B: 1-for-3, R, 2B, BB Taylor Jones, 1B: 2-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI

Trent Thornton, RHP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (WIN) Chris...

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Game Recap: A’s Take Astros in 10, 4-3

Matt Olson walk off homer cuts Astros lead in AL West to one game

It’s getting harder and harder to dismiss the Oakland A’s as some kind of fluke. If there’s anyone before tonight who thought they were, if they still do they’re just as dense as a rock, or more homer than Simpson.

This game felt like the playoffs. Both teams fought with every pitch, every at bat, every play. Any one of them could have been decisive. The Oakland A’s, whose record is 38-16 since June 16th, think...

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Astros' AL West lead down to 1 after loss to A's

Matt Olson blasted a walk-off homer to lead off the 10th inning against relief pitcher Tony Sipp to send the A's to a dramatic 4-3 win over the Astros on Friday night at Oakland Coliseum.

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Altuve takes leap toward lineup return

Now that the Astros have Carlos Correa and George Springer back in the starting lineup, could All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve be far behind? Altuve, who's been out since July 25 with a sore right knee, took another huge step toward returning to action Friday when he performed various drills on the field at Oakland Coliseum.

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Game Thread no. 121, 8/17 2018, Houston Astros at Oakland A's. 9:05 CDT.

The Houston Astros come to Oakland holding a slim 2 game AL West lead for the first game of a series that will determine leadership of the division.

It’s the biggest series of the year! The Astros come to Oakland to defend and hopefully expand upon their 2 game lead in the AL West. The A’s hope to sweep, and take the divisional lead.

The Astros were ice cold in their home stand, losing five straight, but broke out Wednesday night against the Rockies 12-1. And tonight GEORGE SPRINGER IS...

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Astros’ George Springer activated off disabled list

As the Houston Astros fight to keep their lead atop the A.L. West, they now welcome back a player who will help in a substantial way.On Friday, Houston activated outfielder George Springer off the 10-day disabled list. He landed on the disabled list at the start of August due to a thumb injury. Upon his activation, Springer will return right near the top of Houston’s lineup. This season, the 28-year-old has slashed .250/.335/.436 with 19 home runs and a .772 OPS.Before he hit the disabled...

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Astros Roster Move: George Springer Activated, Derek Fisher Optioned

Springer returns after a minor thumb injury while Fisher heads back to Fresno

The Astros have officially activated George Springer off the 10-day DL. As expected, Derek Fisher was sent back to Fresno to make room on the 25-man roster.

Springer sprained his thumb on a steal attempt in the Astros’ final game at Dodger stadium. While the injury did not look pretty on the field, fans would breathe a sigh of relief when it turned out to be a minor injury, landing Springer on the DL for just...

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Springer activated from disabled list

The Astros activated outfielder George Springer (left thumb sprain) from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game vs. the A's.

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Astros are about to start their most crucial road trip of the season

Following a disappointing stretch of home games, the Astros are back on the road for a while. The next nine games over ten days could prove to be vital to any postseason aspirations. The Astros are back on the West Coast for a nine-game road trip. This time around they’ll stop in Oakland, Seattle, and […] Astros are about to start their most crucial road trip of the season - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Collin McHugh is having a special season as a reliever for the Astros

Entering the 2018 season, the Astros had too many starting pitchers. They then converted one into a relief pitcher, and the results have simply been terrific. Not counting spring training, Collin McHugh last started a game for the Astros on October 1st, 2017 against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The game itself was the […] Collin McHugh is having a special season as a reliever for the Astros - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and...

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Astros Prospect Report: August 16th, 2018

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AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (70-53) lost 10-6 (BOX SCORE)

Note: Davis has 3 HR, 8 RBI in 5 games since rejoining Fresno.

Myles Straw, CF: 0-for-4, RBI Brian McCann, DH: 1-for-4, R, BB AJ Reed, 1B: 2-for-4, R, 2 2B J.D. Davis, RF: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, BB Jamie Ritchie, C: 1-for-3, R, HR, RBI, BB Nick Tanielu, 3B: 2-for-3, R, BB

Brady Rodgers, RHP: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 7 K Ralph Garza, RHP: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K Reymin...

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Astros' road dominance puts them in rare air

Houston is an unremarkable 33-29 (.532) at home and a quite remarkable 41-18 (.695) away from Minute Maid Park. That winning percentage currently ranks as the 10th-best road mark in a season since 190

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Series Preview #40: Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics

The Astros (74-47, 1st in AL West) play three against the upstart Athletics (72-49, 2nd in AL West) in a weekend series with October implications

Recency Bias Astros

Houston arrives in Oakland after one of the worst weeks of their 2018 season, going 1-5 at home and getting swept by the M’s before splitting two against the Rockies. Houston would find their power stroke in the final game of the home stand, pounding Colorado 12-1 after averaging just 2.8 runs per game in the previous 5. ...

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Astros Minor League Spotlight: Dean Deetz

Time to shine a spotlight on Houston Astros‘ Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies pitcher Dean Deetz. Big time bullpen arms aren’t always easy to come by, but Dean Deetz could be turning into a homegrown one. The 24-year-old righthander has excelled as a reliever for Fresno this season and could force his way into the Astros’ […] Astros Minor League Spotlight: Dean Deetz - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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