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Astros win 12th straight on Bregman's walk-off

The Astros won. Again. And this time, for their historic 12th consecutive victory, they never held a lead until the very end of the game. Alex Bregman delivered the walk-off two-run double, completing a historic winning streak with an historic at-bat. Houston has compiled winning streaks of 12 games in 1999, 2004 and, now, 2018.

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Breaking: Astros Extend and Promote Jeff Luhnow

Jeff Luhnow will be with the Astros through 2023

Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow has officially had his contract extended to 2023 and has been promoted to President of Baseball Operations & General Manager.

“This is very well-deserved,” Crane said. “Jeff has done an outstanding job in delivering on the vision that he outlined for us when we hired him several years ago. He was the architect for the Astros first World Series Championship, which was a historic achievement, not only...

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Astros promote, extend GM Jeff Luhnow through 2023

The Astros announced on Monday that they’ve promoted Jeff Luhnow from general manager to president of baseball operations and signed him to a five-year contract extension that runs through the 2023 season.More to come. The Astros announced on Monday that they’ve promoted Jeff Luhnow from general manager to president of baseball operations and signed him to a five-year contract extension that runs through the 2023 season.The exact length of Luhnow’s prior contract with the Astros was...

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Astros GM Luhnow promoted, gets extension

The Houston Astros have promoted and extended the contract for General Manager Jeff Luhnow, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced on Monday.

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Astros GM Luhnow gets extension, new title

The Houston Astros have extended the contract of general manager Jeff Luhnow through the 2023 season and added president of baseball operations to his title.

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Astros Top Prospect Report: 6/11 - 6/17

Your weekly update on the Astros prospects

Here is your weekly look at how the Astros top prospects are performing. I will be using the top 30 prospects at AstrosFuture.com.

1. Forrest Whitley, RHP (AA)

This Week: 1 G, 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

2018 Season Stats: 2 G, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 11 K

2. Kyle Tucker, OF (AAA)

This Week: 6 G, .385 BA (10-for-26), 3 2B, 7 RBI, 2 SB

2018 Season Stats: 63 G, .288 BA/.843 OPS, 21 2B, 9 HR, 54 RBI, 10 SB

3. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP (A-)

This...

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Astros Prospect Report: June 17th, 2018

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AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (42-27) won 6-1 (BOX SCORE)

Armenteros starts for Fresno last night and was solid allowing just 1 run over his 5 innings of work. The Grizzlies got on the board in the 6th on a Mayfield RBI double and Tanielu RBI single. Fresno got some insurance in the 9th inning getting 4 runs with a run scoring on a wild pitch, a run scoring on an error, and a Davis 2 run double. The bullpen was solid tossing four scoreless innings.

Note:...

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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 17th, 2018

Start your week with the top Astros and baseball headlines

Last night the Astros (48-25) came from behind to beat the Royals 7-4 to extend the team’s winning streak to eleven. Houston is firing on all cylinders - they just swept a ten game road-steak, in which they outscored their opponents 74-35.

More good news - Bill Brown’s temporarily returning this week (more below). Even more good news - the Mariners (46-26) finally lost a game, so now the Astros lead the AL West by a game and a...

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Series Preview #24: Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros

The Astros (48-25, 1st in AL West) continue their assault on the soft underbelly of the AL as they welcome the Rays (33-38, tied for 3rd in AL East) to Houston

Recency Bias

The Astros return home after setting Arlington, Oakland, and Kansas City on fire as they would sweep the 10 game road trip and now own a season high 11 game win streak. The month of June has been especially good for Houston, who has a 12-3 record with the offense slashing .306/.369/.524 as a collective unit. Though most...

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Houston Astros: A Perfect Road Trip

Prior to the Houston Astros’ ten game road trip, they split a four-game series with the Boston Red Sox, who at the time had the best record in baseball and split a short two game series with the Seattle Mariners, who at the time were a game ahead of the Astros in the division. Since that rocky homestand, the Astros have been undefeated. The first stop on the road trip was Arlington, Texas where the Astros played the Texas Rangers in a four-game series. In those four games against the...

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Tony Kemp: Too Legit to Quit.

Tony Kemp is a Big-Leaguer to Stay.

“Step to the rhythm of a Sho-nuff winner (winner) I been Here before (yo!) I ain’t no beginner....I’m too legit to quit, I’m too legit to quit.”

M. C. Hammer, singing about Tony Kemp

Tony Kemp, Legit Major Leaguer

Question. Who has the highest batting average on the Houston Astros?

OK, that’s too easy. Jose Altuve of course.

Who has the second highest? Hint: not Carlos Correa, not Yuli Gurriel, not Alex Bregman, not George...

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Mets Notes: Cespedes, Astros, Bruce

The latest out of Citi Field… The Mets faced a tough challenge from the Astros in the race to sign Yoenis Cespedes in the 2016-17 offseason, John Harper of the New York Daily News reports.  The Astros reportedly made Cespedes a similarly-sized offer (four years, $110MM) that the outfielder was “strongly considering,” according to one Mets source.  Another Mets-connected person tells Harper that Cespedes’ “considerations were [to play for a] contender, money, no-trade clause, and...

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Game Recap: Astros Sweep Road Trip. Come from Behind to Beat Royals 7-4.

Correa, Gattis, come up big again.

Happy Father’s Day. And a Happy Father’s Day it was for all the fathers of the Astros, and the fathers of Astros fans, and their sons, and the mothers and daughters too for that matter.

The Astros are on an 11 game winning streak, and they have just completed a 10 game undefeated road trip. It is only the fifth time in history that a team has had an undefeated road trip of a duration of 10 games or longer.

Some cynical people will scoff, claiming the...

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Astros finish perfect 10-game road trip with 11th straight win

The Astros won their 11th game in a row Sunday, 10 of which came on the road.

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Astros win 11th straight, finish road trip 10-0

The Houston Astros won their 11th straight game Sunday, finishing off a dominant 10-0 road trip by defeating the Kansas City Royals 7-4.

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Correa's HR propels Astros to 11th straight W

Carlos Correa's tying homer sparked a three-run eighth inning and Evan Gattis logged the go-ahead single to help the Astros stretch their winning streak to 11 and finish off a 10-0 road trip with a sweep of the Royals. Hunter Dozier had given Kansas City a lead with his two-run homer in the third inning, but the bullpen couldn't hold it. Mike Moustakas was ejected by home-plate umpire John Tumpane for arguing from the dugout after he was thrown out at home and a replay review was ruled to...

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Father's Day special for new Astros, KC dads

This Father's Day is especially sentimental for Royals pitcher Justin Grimm, as it's his first as a father. Astros pitcher Brad Peacock is also celebrating his first Father's Day. His wife, Stephanie, gave birth to a son, Colton, on June 24, 2017. Peacock was looking forward to heading home to Houston late Sunday to see his wife and son, who are traveling to Texas from Florida.

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Astros Prospect Report: June 16th, 2018

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AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (41-27) won 6-1 (BOX SCORE)

Thornton started for Fresno last night and was very good. He had a no-hit bid for 7.2 innings before allowing a single. He ended up going 8 shutout innings. A Tucker sac fly got the Grizzlies on the board in the 3rd inning. The Grizzlies picked up 2 more runs in the 5th on a Davis bases loaded walk and a Reed sac fly. Fresno put the game out of reach in the 6th scoring 3 runs on a solo HR from...

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My Father’s Gift

How a day with my father shaped what would become a lifelong love for the Astros

I didn’t know my father very well.

When I was young my parents separated and my brother and I would live with our mother. During the early years my father lived in Houston and we would visit him once a month for a long weekend. We would always do fun things like go to AstroWorld or Hanna-Barbara Land, or a once a year camping trip to Big Bend. But I loved when he took us to see the Astros play.

One of my...

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Keuchel solid as Astros win 10th straight

The Houston Astros won their 10th straight game, with Dallas Keuchel getting three-run homers from Max Stassi and Alex Bregman to rout the Kansas City Royals 10-2 on Saturday.

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