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Astros Trade for Pirates Starting Pitcher Gerrit Cole

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates reached an agreement Wednesday over a trade involving Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole, according to a report. MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi said in a series of tweets that the clubs reached an agreement, and are working to beat Friday’s trading deadline. The New York Post also reported the trade. It was... Read More

JJ Watt, Jose Altuve named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. On Monday night the two were honored by Sports Illustrated when they were given the magazine's prestigious... Read More

Mattress Mack Makes Good on Astros Bet

HOUSTON - It has been billed as a massive refund party, but what it really is one gigantic Christmas party for the more than 3,000 Gallery Furniture customers who took Mattress Mack up on his bet about the Houston Astros. I just think it’s incredible, I mean the Astros win the World Series and I get everything I spent at Gallery Furniture back,... Read More

Astros Manager AJ Hinch named Baseball America Manager of the Year

HOUSTON - Astros manager A.J. Hinch guided the team to their first World Series championship in franchise history, and on Wednesday he was named manager of the year by Baseball America. This is the second postseason honor for Hinch, who earned the Esurance MLB Award as Major League Baseball's best manager. The Astros 101 regular season wins marked the third-highest... Read More

Houston Astros Fans Wait Hours Outside Academy Sports to Meet Jose Altuve

  KATY, Texas - Close to 200 diehard Jose Altuve fans wrapped themselves around the building at Academy Sports in Katy Sunday. They were sleeping in tents, in sleeping bags, they have heaters and hot cocoa and even some camping stoves as they huddle outside the store at I-10 and The Grand Parkway waiting for their hero to arrive Hey this is... Read More

MLB Awards: Astros’ Jose Altuve Named 2017 AL MVP, Crushes Aaron Judge

Altuve is the Second Astros Player to Win a League MVP Award For the second straight season, a league MVP is a reigning World Series champion. Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of America announced Astros second baseman Jose Altuve won the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player award Thursday. Altuve and the Astros clinched the first World Series... Read More

Altuve’s Work in ’17 Worthy of AL MVP Award

Astros second baseman leads Majors with .346 average, wins batting title http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2017/11/07/1866563383/1510020324419/asset_1800K.mp4 HOUSTON -- As the best player on the best team in baseball, Jose Altuve's case for the American League Most Valuable Player Award is convincing. Altuve, who made his fifth All-Star team in 2017, won his third career and second consecutive batting title while leading the Major Leagues with... Read More

Remembering Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay dies in plane crash in Gulf of Mexico A small airplane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pasco County, Florida this afternoon. After hours of growing speculation, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office confirmed moments ago that the owner and pilot of the plane was retired Phillies and Blue Jays star Roy Halladay. He was the... Read More

Houston Astros World Series Parade Set for Friday Afternoon

Houston will be rocking Friday afternoon, as the Astros' World Series championship parade rolls through the heart of downtown. It's a true privilege to proudly host this magnificent salute to our hometown team that has earned history,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a release. “As we bounce back from Hurricane Harvey, we are more than ready to welcome our heroes home in proper form."... Read More

Bottoms Up: Astros and MVP George Springer Complete Stunning Rise, Win World Series

For the first time in the franchise's history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions. They outlasted the Dodgers in a dramatic series by beating L.A., 5-1 in Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. It was George Springer who graced the cover of the June 30, 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated that audaciously touted the Astros as 2017 World Series champions,... Read More

All Hands on Deck for World Series Game 7

It all comes down to this. For the second straight year, the World Series will go the distance. The Dodgers and Astros will fight one last time on Wednesday night. To the victor goes the championship. The Astros are looking for their first ever championship. The Dodgers are looking for their first since 1988 and seventh overall (sixth since moving... Read More

Game 6: This is Why the Astros Traded for Justin Verlander

Houston’s pitching has not been their biggest problem as they’ve watched their 2-0 series lead turn in to a 3-2 series deficit. It has not been good, mind you — Charlie Morton got rocked in Game 3, the bullpen collapsed on Game 4 and Dallas Keuchel was suddenly mortal in Game 5 — but even then it’s not been the... Read More

Astros Betting on Dallas Keuchel to Repeat History

HOUSTON -- Dallas Keuchel had already established himself as the real deal in baseball circles when he embraced the moment and pitched the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees in the 2015 American League wild-card game. Keuchel logged a 20-8 record that season, led the league in innings pitched, pocketed a Gold Glove and an All-Star Game appearance, and... Read More

Yankees vs. Astros Has It All in a Power vs. Power ALCS Matchup

We could have had our first matchup of 100-win teams in a League Championship Series since the Yankees played the Royals in 1977, but the New York Yankees pulled off an improbable series comeback against the Cleveland Indians after losing the first two games. While the Houston Astros won 101 regular-season games to 91 for the Yankees, the true talent levels of the teams are much... Read More

Astros Win Series Over Red Sox: Advances to ALCS

The Houston Astros rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the American League Division Series and win their first postseason series since 2005. USA TODAY Sports BOSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander came out of the bullpen for the first time in his career, beating Chris Sale in an aces-turned-relievers role reversal on Monday and the Houston... Read More

Astros Call for an “Orange Out” of the Entire City

The Houston Astros are asking fans to wear orange on Thursday and Friday in an effort to Orange Out Houston. As the Astros prepare to face the Red Sox in the American League Division Series, the Astros have encouraged fans to "Orange Out Houston" on Thursday and Friday, the days of Games 1 and 2 at Minute Maid Park. The... Read More

Baseball Teams Say They’ll Expand Fan Safety Nets After Girl’s Ballpark Injury

Several Major League Baseball teams have announced they would expand the length of their fan-safety netting after a toddler girl was hit in the face by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners said they would join the list of clubs who have voluntarily added more nets to protect... Read More

Astros Slug Past M’s, Claim First AL West Crown

http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2017/09/18/1838616283/1505700212284/asset_1800K.mp4 HOUSTON -- A chance to clinch the American League West title and the home debut of Justin Verlander had the Astros in the mood to party on Sunday afternoon. Verlander, pitching at home for the first time since he was acquired in a trade with the Tigers, struck out 10 batters in seven dominant innings, and the Astros blasted four home... Read More

Justin Time: Astros get Verlander in last-minute Deadline Trade

The Astros have acquired Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers. In the type of blockbuster trade rarely seen in August, the Astros acquired former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers late Thursday night and cemented their status as the favorites in the American League. The stunning deal, consummated just before Thursday's 1o:59... Read More