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Carlos Correa Sinks First Shot at Rockets Game, $5,000 Donation Goes to Charity

HOUSTON - Carlos Correa took the first shot at the Houston Rockets game Thursday night, sinking it on the first try... because, of course he did. The tradition began when Tilman Fertitta bought the team, ESPN reports. If the celebrity shooters make the shot, a charity gets $5,000. If they miss, the charity gets $1,000. Source: Click2Houston.com 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

Astros Victory Parade Highlights

HOUSTON - Nearly one million people lined the streets of downtown Houston on Friday to celebrate the Astros’ World Series championship. Hours before the party started, fans were finding their spot along the nearly two-mile-long parade route that started and ended at Smith and Lamar streets. Just before 2 p.m., the victorious Astros climbed aboard Houston Fire Department trucks and... 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

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