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9/14/2014 | Keuchel flirts with history, halts Angels' win streak

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel, working in 96-degree heat at Angel Stadium against the team with the best record in baseball, stopped the Angels cold Sunday afternoon. Keuchel, who took a no-hitter into the seventh, allowed three hits in seven-plus innings for a 6-1 victory that ended the Angels' 10-game winning streak.


9/14/2014 | Peacock scratched from next start with sore back

Astros right-hander Brad Peacock will not make his scheduled start Monday against the Indians at Minute Maid Park because of lower back soreness. Right-hander Collin McHugh will move up to take Peacock's place, interim manager Tom Lawless said before Sunday's game against the Angels.


9/14/2014 | McAllister looks to capitalize on chance vs. Astros

Having lost his rotation spot at the end of July, Zach McAllister will be making a rare spot start as Cleveland opens a four-game series against Collin McHugh and the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The Indians trail the Royals by five games for the second American League Wild Card spot.


9/14/2014 | Halos looking for 11th straight win, sweep of Astros

The Angels and Astros' Sunday finale is a matchup of southpaws hoping to finish solid 2014 campaigns strongly. Both Dallas Keuchel and Hector Santiago are in the midst of breakout seasons.


9/14/2014 | Feldman, Astros can't halt Angels' win streak

Scott Feldman helped end one impressive Angels streak Saturday night, but the Astros right-hander twice was unable to contain Mike Trout in a 5-2 Angels victory at Angel Stadium.


9/13/2014 | Carter tweaked approach before going on tear

Asked one reason why his results have been so strong for such a sustained period, Astros slugger Chris Carter said, "I just think it's working every day in the cage, and making a conscious effort to have those swings mean something."


9/13/2014 | McCullers impresses in Class A postseason victory

Right-hander Lance McCullers, the Astros' No. 6 prospect, threw six scoreless innings Friday in Game 2 of the California League championship series and Class A Lancaster defeated Visalia, 3-0. With the victory, the JetHawks evened the best-of-five series at one game apiece.


9/12/2014 | Overturned call helps Astros add run against Angels

Astros manager Tom Lawless successfully challenged an out call on a tag play on Robbie Grossman at first base in the fourth inning.


9/12/2014 | Lawless impressed with team's play against AL's best

The way the Astros have competed against the AL West contenders since he took over as manager Sept. 1 is what has impressed Tom Lawless the most, he said before Friday night's game against the division-leading Angels at Anaheim Stadium.


9/12/2014 | Weaver looks to inch Halos closer to postseason

Jered Weaver will try to move the Angels closer to locking up a division title when he squares off against Scott Feldman and the Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.


9/12/2014 | Errors prove costly as Astros drop series opener

It took a while for the Angels to get going Friday night, but with Mike Trout and David Freese leading the way, they surged past the Astros for an 11-3 victory at Angel Stadium.


9/12/2014 | Astros crosschecker Post takes new job with Padres

Astros national crosschecker David Post, who's been on the front lines of the team's Draft process the last few years, has accepted a job as the special assistant to GM/scouting of the San Diego Padres.


9/11/2014 | Born to hit: Astros' Altuve thriving at plate

From an early age, Jose Altuve's father had him focused on making it to the big leagues. Now, the 5-foot-6 Venezuelan native, who reached the 200-hit plateau on Wednesday, could be on his way to a batting title.


9/11/2014 | Altuve notches two hits to reach elite milestone

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve joined an elite club Wednesday night, becoming just the second player in franchise history to notch 200 hits in a single season.


9/10/2014 | Tropeano debuts with win, Altuve hits 200th

Nick Tropeano, making his Major League debut, picked up the win by throwing five-plus innings, and Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 to become just the second player in club history to reach 200 hits in a season, as the Astros rolled over the Mariners, 5-2, on Wednesday night.


9/10/2014 | Qualls hoping rest helps hip issue subside

Astros closer Chad Qualls was unavailable again Wednesday as he battles some discomfort in his right hip that's radiating down the side of his leg. Josh Fields will be called upon to close in Qualls' absence.


9/10/2014 | Red-hot Halos return home to face Astros

When the Angels return to Anaheim on Friday from a strong 10-game road trip, their lead atop the AL West will have nearly doubled. The Angels will send C.J. Wilson to the mound in the weekend series opener against fellow southpaw Brett Oberholtzer.


9/10/2014 | Villar's great game backs McHugh in Seattle

Jonathan Villar made a pair of terrific plays at shortstop and went 2-for-4, driving in the go-ahead run with a single in the ninth inning to send the Astros to a 2-1 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night at Safeco Field.


9/9/2014 | Mariners win challenge to wipe run off board

After a challenge from Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, a safe call at first base was overturned using Major League Baseball's instant-replay policy in Tuesday's game against Houston at Safeco Field. It erased a run for the Astros.


9/9/2014 | Mariners look to Iwakuma seeking Wild Card lift

After falling a half-game out in the AL Wild Card chase, the Mariners will lean on right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma on Wednesday night when they close a series with Houston at Safeco Field. The Astros counter with right-hander Nick Tropeano, who will be making his big league debut.


9/9/2014 | Longtime pals play for 'Bucks' at Astros tilt

Jenny Johnson and Nadia Garza met while working a summer job at a jewelry store in Houston before heading off to separate colleges, and one day this season, they were at an Astros game for an SMU alumni event when they were approached to play MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond."


9/9/2014 | Home run overturned on Saunders' stellar effort

Right fielder Michael Saunders robbed Houston's Robbie Grossman of a home run in the seventh inning Monday night, and Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was ejected after the umpires awarded Grossman third base when Saunders couldn't hang on to the ball.


9/8/2014 | Walks bite bullpen as Astros fade in Seattle

Astros starter Brad Peacock threw five scoreless innings in a duel with Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, but Seattle's three-run eighth proved the difference in the series opener Monday night.


9/8/2014 | Mariners continue push with Elias facing Astros

The Mariners, who enter Tuesday a game behind the A's for the first AL Wild Card spot and a half-game in front of the Tigers, will try to clinch a series win over the Astros at Safeco Field. Rookie Roenis Elias makes the start for Seattle opposite Houston's Collin McHugh, who has been excellent over his past seven outings.


9/8/2014 | Fisher goes 3-for-4 in Tri-City shutout

Led by left fielder Derek Fisher, the Astros' No. 14 prospect, short-season Tri-City defeated State College, 3-0, Monday in Game 2 of the New York-Penn League championship series. The ValleyCats victory sets up a decisive third game Tuesday in the best-of-three series. Fisher went 3-for-4 with a double and a run. In four playoff games, he is hitting .462/.500/.769 with two runs.




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