The Astros got a glimpse at what Lance McCullers Jr. can do in the playoffs two years ago when he pitched well against the Royals in the American League Division Series. That's why they're making every attempt to get the 23-year-old in position to compete in this year's ALDS.
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Luis Valbuena burned his former team by hitting a two-run, bases-loaded double in the seventh inning off reliever Chris Devenski to break a tie and send the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Astros in the regular season finale at Minute Maid Park on Sunday night.
Kyle Tucker and Forrest Whitley spent a few moments Sunday afternoon talking with Astros manager A.J. Hinch in the home dugout, looking more like a couple of guys who should be hanging out on the college quad than the top of prospects lists.
The Rangers will continue their push for the second AL Wild Card spot when they open a series at home Monday night against the Astros, who are vying for the best record in the American League.
Vote for Joe Musgrove (Best Player-Fan Interaction) and George Springer (Best Play, Offense) in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said prior to Sunday's regular-season home finale at Minute Maid Park that his players are well aware of the protests being staged in the NFL and by A's rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell during the national anthem and that he supports his players' rights to do the same.
Evan Gattis delivered the big blast, Carlos Correa reached base four times and Marwin Gonzalez added three hits -- two doubles -- to back up Charlie Morton's efficient pitching in the Astros' 6-2 win Saturday at Minute Maid Park, sending the Angels to their sixth straight loss.
The status of the Astros' postseason rotation behind Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel remains up in the air heading into the regular season's final week. But veteran right-hander Charlie Morton continues to make quite a case for inclusion.
Yuli Gurriel broke up a scoreless game with a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and Justin Verlander and two relievers combined on a shutout in the Astros' 3-0 win Friday night at Minute Maid Park, sending the Angels to their fifth straight loss and 3 1/2 games behind the Twins for the second American League Wild Card spot.
The Astros are headed to the postseason as division champions for the first time since 2001. Here's the skinny on the origins of every player wearing the H-Star.
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Justin Verlander has been brilliant since joining the Astros, and he continued his stellar form Friday in Houston's 3-0 win over the division-rival Angels at Minute Maid Park.
Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran became the latest Major Leaguer to commit to relief efforts in the Caribbean, launching a fundraising campaign for his native Puerto Rico. Beltran and his wife, Jessica, spearheaded the effort with their own $1 million donation to help those affected by the storm.
On a night the Astros' vaunted offense was all but shut down, a homer by catcher Brian McCann in the third inning of Thursday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox at Minute Maid Park was a reminder of Houston's lineup mix of balance and power.
The White Sox pushed across runs on a bases-loaded walk in the second inning and a bases-loaded double play in the third, and seven relievers stifled the Astros' offense to lead the White Sox to a 3-1 win Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.
Outfielder Kyle Tucker and right-hander Forrest Whitley were named the Astros' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, by the team's player development department Thursday. They will be recognized in a ceremony before Sunday's home regular-season finale against the Angels.
Brad Peacock won his 12th game of the season by firing six innings of one-hit ball Wednesday night to lead the AL West-champion Astros to their sixth consecutive win, 4-3, over the White Sox at Minute Maid Park.
Yuli Gurriel, batting in the seventh spot Wednesday night, went 3-for-4 with a two-run double in the Astros' 4-3 win over the White Sox at Minute Maid Park.
Several Astros players and staff members were keeping tabs throughout Wednesday on their friends and family members in Puerto Rico, which suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Maria.
Perhaps the Astros' bullpen is starting to hit its stride when it matters the most. Four relievers combined to strike out nine and allow one hit in four scoreless innings behind Collin McHugh in the Astros' 3-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.
There have been other natural disasters since Hurricane Harvey, of course. The attention of the country and the world have shifted their attention to other places, other disasters, which seem to come, out of the earth and out of the sky, with a frightening regularity. But in Houston, the recovery goes on.
Jose Altuve was presented with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award prior to Tuesday's game against the White Sox at Minute Maid Park. The award is presented annually to a Major Leaguer who best exemplifies the giving character of the Hall of Famer for whom it is named.
Before he was blowing out candles for his 28th birthday on Tuesday, George Springer was blowing by a throw at the plate in a critical eighth inning in an eventual 3-1 Astros win, the club's fifth straight.
Colin Moran, who sustained facial fractures and had to undergo surgery after he fouled a ball off his face on July 22 in Baltimore, returned to the Astros on Tuesday after finishing his rehab assignment at Class A Quad Cities.
Collin McHugh won his third consecutive decision and combined with four relievers to handcuff the White Sox and send the American League West-champion Astros to their fifth win a row, 3-1, in Tuesday night's series opener at Minute Maid Park.
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 at Minute Maid Park.
MLB.com looks back at the Astros' regular season as the club clinches its first AL West division title to advance to the Postseason.
Champagne was poured, high-fives and hugs were exchanged and music was pumping in the kind of clubhouse celebration that hasn't been seen inside Minute Maid Park in more than a decade.
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Justin Verlander tried his best to take it all in. That's also what Astros manager A.J. Hinch wanted his players to do afterward. This was a day they might remember for the rest of their lives.
Don't expect the Astros to take their foot off the gas pedal now that they've clinched the American League West title with two weeks remaining in the regular season.