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  1. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 27, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Dear Chase: I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so alike. I’d like to meet you one day, it would be great to have a catch. I know I can’t throw as fast as you but I think you’d be impressed with my speed.

  2. The Astros release Kyle Farnsworth

    Jun 26, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

    Kyle Farnsworth

    If the Mets and Astros both think you’re done, you’re probably done.

  3. No one has any idea when Jesse Crain might pitch for the Astros

    Jun 25, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Jesse Crain is approaching one calendar year without pitching, with his last appearance coming on June 29 for the White Sox, which was two teams ago.

  4. Video: Watch George Springer crush a homer off of the catwalk at Tropicana Field

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    George Springer

    George Springer hit a tape-measure home run off of the catwalk at Tropicana Field against David Price on Friday night.

  5. Plenty of scouts in attendance for David Price’s start against the Astros

    Jun 20, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

    David Price

    The Rays are expected to shop David Price, and plenty of scouts are in attendance for Friday’s start against the Astros.

  6. Scott Kazmir is back and better than ever

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir finished last season very strong with a 2.57 ERA and 43/4 K/BB ratio in five September starts and pitched well overall for the Indians, but when it came time to cash in as a free agent teams proved skeptical about his career being back on track after he fell all the way down to independent ball.

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    DJ LeMahieu

    Three days, three come-from-behind wins for the Rockies over the Giants.

  8. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Puig Out

    I took the kids to the Dodgers-Reds game and they saw Yasiel Puig flop about three feet from the second base bag on a caught stealing. Still: beats working.

  9. UPDATE: X-rays come back negative on Jose Altuve’s hand

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:52 PM EDT

    Jose Altuve Getty

    Bad news for the Astros. MLB-hit leader Jose Altuve left Thursday’s game after he was hit on the right hand/wrist while squaring to bunt.

  10. George Springer back in Astros’ lineup Wednesday

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

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    Astros outfielder George Springer sat out Monday and Tuesday due to soreness in his right knee, but he is back in the Houston starting lineup on Wednesday night and told MLB.com beat reporter Brian McTaggart that he feels completely “good to go.”

  11. Tony Sipp pulls double-duty for the Astros

    Jun 10, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Tony Sipp Astros

    Tony Sipp was a centerfielder at Clemson, but once he became a pitcher he thought the days of patrolling the outfield were behind him.

  12. George Springer missing second straight game with knee injury

    Jun 10, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

    George Springer

    Astros rookie George Springer is out of the lineup today for the second straight game because of a sore right knee.

  13. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 10, 2014, 6:28 AM EDT

    Lonnie Chisenhall

    Lonnie Chisenhall went 5 for 5 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI. Mercy.

  14. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann was on point and the Nationals have won seven of their past nine and are now tied for first place.

  15. UPDATE: Phillies GM denies report of accidentally including prospect in Hunter Pence deal

    Jun 7, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Prospect Domingo Santana was shipped to the Astros in the Hunter Pence deal in 2011, but the Phillies reportedly included him by accident.

  16. 2014 MLB Draft: Round 3-5 Wrap – Twins get reliever happy

    Jun 6, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    Michael Cederoth

    The Twins made it a clean sweep of relievers in Rounds 3-5, while the Phillies drafted a guy just coming off a DUI arrest.

  17. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 6, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

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    The Giants and Jays keep rolling merrily along. And Travis Wood [all together now] helps his own cause.

  18. Jordan Lyles pitched three innings with a broken hand

    Jun 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jordan Lyles Rockies

    Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles broke his non-pitching hand while covering the plate on a wild pitch in the first inning last night … and then the 23-year-old remained in the game to throw another three innings against the Diamondbacks.

  19. Nelson Cruz back in Orioles’ lineup after HBP scare

    Jun 3, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

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    You could hear the collective shriek from Orioles fans on Sunday when Nelson Cruz was struck on the left hand by a Scott Feldman fastball. But all is well. Cruz is in the Orioles’ starting lineup for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Rangers.

  20. Report: Astros call up top prospect Jon Singleton and sign him to long-term contract worth up to $35 million

    Jun 2, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Jonathan Singleton Getty

    Six weeks after calling up George Springer from Triple-A the Astros are set to promote another stud hitting prospect to the big leagues, as Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that first baseman Jon Singleton is on his way up from Triple-A.

  21. Nelson Cruz diagnosed with a hand contusion after HBP scare

    Jun 1, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Houston Astros

    Orioles fans were anxiously awaiting the results of Nelson Cruz’s x-rays after he was hit on the hand with a pitch Sunday afternoon, but he is listed as day-to-day with a hand contusion.

  22. White Sox slugger Jose Abreu to be activated Monday

    Jun 1, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

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    The White Sox fell back under the .500 mark with Saturday’s loss to the Padres, but they’re still in second place in the American League Central standings and will get a big boost this week. MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports that first baseman Jose Abreu will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

  23. Orioles end Astros’ seven-game winning streak

    May 31, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

    The Astros were easily the unlikeliest team to go on a seven-game winning streak. Well, you’ll never guess what happened.

  24. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 31, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

    Chad Qualls Getty

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including another win from the red-hot (you heard me right) Astros.

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

    Josh Collmeter

    A gem from Josh Collmenter, an ugly dud from the Braves and a horrible, horrible bit of stream of consciousness from me about what would happen if the season ended today.

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