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McCullers tests scoreless streak vs. Orioles

Handcuffing the Astros' offense will be tough enough for the Orioles. Facing Houston starter Lance McCullers Jr., who has the longest active scoreless streak in the Majors -- at 22 innings -- is even more daunting.

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Astros soar over O's in Keuchel's return

Astros ace Dallas Keuchel made a strong return from the DL and the offense overpowered Orioles lefty Wade Miley to secure Houston's MLB-best 34th win of the season Saturday night.

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Peacock to start Monday; Fiers to bullpen

A.J. Hinch set the Astros' rotation for the upcoming series against the Twins with a bit of a twist: Peacock will make his first scheduled start this season in the series opener Monday, and Mike Fiers will work out of the bullpen.

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Astros: Ken Giles has appeared to turn the corner

Despite a roller coaster 2016 season, Astros reliever Ken Giles entered this season as the de facto face of the Astros bullpen. Let me make one thing obvious: The Astros bullpen is one of the best in baseball today. There is simply no way to deny that tidbit of truth. You can partially thank Ken Giles […] Astros: Ken Giles has appeared to turn the corner - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Marwin deserves to be an All-Star

Let's send Marwin to Miami and give him All-Star status. That would be Marwin Gonzalez of the Astros, the team with the best record in baseball (33-16) and largest division lead (nine games in the American League West), heading into play on Saturday.

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Astros Prospect Report: May 26th, 2017

See how the Astros minor league teams and prospects performed last night

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (20-29) won 8-7 (BOX SCORE)

Martes got the start last night and had his best outing of the season. He went 5.2 innings allowing just 1 run with 1 walk to 9 strikeouts. Fresno got their scoring started in the 5th inning with a Kemmer solo HR and a Kemp 2 run HR. Kemp added a 2 run double in the 7th to make it 5-2. Kemp had two hits bringing his season average up to .290.

Tacoma battled back and...

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Astros rotation battle: Mike Fiers vs. Joe Musgrove

If Brad Peacock is about to enter the Astros rotation, who would be going to the bullpen? If the last appearances for Joe Musgrove and Mike Fiers were job interviews for a spot in the rotation, one of them shined. Before the game last night, it was announced that Dallas Keuchel would most likely get […] Astros rotation battle: Mike Fiers vs. Joe Musgrove - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Centeno, Jankowski sent back to Triple-A

With ace Dallas Keuchel (neck) and catcher Brian McCann (concussion) coming off the disabled list on Saturday, the Astros optioned catcher Juan Centeno and reliever Jordan Jankowski to Triple-A Fresno on Friday.

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Devenski's great escape preserves shutout

Astros reliever Chris Devenski came into a tie game in the eighth inning and was throwing strikes, as usual. Still, he found himself in a mess when the Orioles filled the bases with no outs.

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Keuchel set to face Orioles in return from DL

After 10 days on the disabled list for a pinched nerve in his neck, the Astros' ace lefty, Dallas Keuchel, is expected to return Saturday against Wade Miley and the Orioles in Minute Maid Park, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.

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Musgrove finds groove as Astros blank O's

Joe Musgrove allowed four hits and didn't walk a batter in seven scoreless innings and got some clutch relief pitching in the eighth inning from Chris Devenski to lead the Astros to their fourth win in five games, 2-0, over the Orioles.

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Peacock in running for a start next series

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday right-hander Brad Peacock could make another start next week against Twins in Minnesota, a start that could come at the expense of one of the struggling right-handers in the rotation.

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Keuchel lined up to return Saturday from DL

The Astros are expecting ace Dallas Keuchel to be activated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday and start against the Orioles.

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The Houston Astros’ Jack of all trades

With the month of May coming to an end, teams are beginning their campaigns to get as many of their players to the All-Star game as possible. For the Houston Astros’ marquee players like Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, such campaigns are not needed. However, for Houston’s super-utility man, Marwin Gonzalez, a campaign is needed for him to get the recognition he deserves. Unless you follow the Astros consistently, you’ve probably never heard the name Marwin Gonzalez. So who exactly is...

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Astros have most dangerous 'pen again

The Astros are the class of the American League, but it's not just about Dallas Keuchel or that deep lineup. For the second year in a row, their bullpen is among the best in baseball.

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Astros Countdown: Top Five AL West Threats in 2017

The  Astros have rolled in the first two months of the 2017 season. Through 48 games, the Houston Astros own the best record in baseball, becoming the first team to 30 wins with a record of 32-16. A lot of the early success has come from success against opponents in the American League West. Eight […] Astros Countdown: Top Five AL West Threats in 2017 - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Corpus Christi Player Spotlight – Drew Ferguson

The offense is starting to heat up for the Houston Astros Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. Though the record has fallen off since the hot start to the season, the Hooks have picked it up as of late thanks to solid hitting and pitching all around. One of the key contributors to the lineup this season […] Houston Astros: Corpus Christi Player Spotlight – Drew Ferguson - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Astros-Orioles Series Snapshot: May 26-28, 2017

Astros try to put a bird on it.

Houston Astros (32-16) vs. Baltimore Orioles (25-20), May 26-28, 2017 Friday

RHP Joe Musgrove (3-4, 5.63 ERA, 1.55 WHIP) vs. RHP Kevin Gausman (2-3, 6.65 ERA, 1.86 WHIP)

Time: 7:10 p.m. CT
TV: ROOT SPORTS Southwest,
Online: MLB.TV
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)


TBA vs. LHP Wade Miley (1-2, 2.59 ERA, 1.44 WHIP)

Time: 6:15 p.m. CT
Online: MLB.TV, FOX Sports Go
Radio: KBME 790, La Nueva 94.1 FM (En Español)


RHP Lance...

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The Emergence of catcher Juan Centeno

In a young season full of success and positivity, the 2017 Houston Astros have seen yet another bright spot shine through. Catcher Juan Centeno was called up from Triple-A – Fresno earlier this week to replace Brian McCann. McCann was placed on the 7-day concussion DL, which left Evan Gattis as the only Houston backstop. Centeno’s promotion […] Houston Astros: The Emergence of catcher Juan Centeno - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Free the Pea: Let Him Start

Brad Peacock has earned another shot at the rotation.

Brad Peacock should replace Mike Fiers in the starting rotation. Brad Peacock has been very good this year and Mike Fiers has been very bad. Listen further to see why this is not as much of a hot take as it may sound.

Many have taken up the “Free the Pea” slogan the last couple years to express their desire for the Astros to release Peacock and open up a roster spot for someone else. Well, I’m re-branding the “Free the Pea”...

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