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Evan Gattis slugged two solo homers in the Astros' 6-2 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Gattis went deep off Michael Pineda in the top of the second inning and off Adam Warren in the top of the eighth. He also homered Tuesday as part of a four-RBI game. "El Oso Blanco" is batting .243/.276/.464 with a career-high 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 121 games this season for the American League West-leading Astros.
Aug 26 - 4:56 PM

Collin McHugh held the Yankees to two runs over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in an Astros victory.

McHugh was cruising until the bottom of the seventh inning, when Greg Bird drew a leadoff walk and Didi Gregorius connected for a two-run homer to right field. Those were the only two runs New York would plate on the afternoon. McHugh struck out eight and moved to 14-7 on the year with a cool 3.92 ERA. He's had a really great August.
Aug 26 - 4:54 PM

George Springer (wrist) is on track to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

Springer has taken batting practice the last couple days and will do it again on Friday when he travels with the Astros to Minnesota. He's hoping to be activated by the Astros sometime next week. Springer has been sidelined since early July with a fractured right wrist.
Aug 26 - 11:40 AM

Carlos Correa is not in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.

It's a simple day off. The red-hot Marwin Gonzalez is filling in for Correa at shortstop.
Aug 26 - 10:55 AM

Dallas Keuchel picked up his 15th win with seven scoreless innings as the Astros trounced the Yankees 15-1 on Tuesday.

Keuchel didn't need to be nearly as sharp as he was, scattering three hits while walking none and striking out nine on 88 pitches. The lefty is the American League leader in wins with a 2.28 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 165/41 K/BB ratio over 185 2/3 innings. Keuchel will attempt to pad his AL Cy Young case in a home start against the Mariners next week.
Aug 25 - 10:51 PM

Evan Gattis had four RBI in a 2-for-4 effort in Tuesday's dismantling of the Yankees.

Gattis also drew two walks on the evening along with his two-run home run in the first inning and two-run single in the seventh. It was the most productive night the slugger has had at the dish in a long time. He's batting .241/.274/.450 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI.
Aug 25 - 10:45 PM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-6 with an RBI double and a three-run home run in Tuesday's rout of the Yankees.

Gomez knocked in the Astros' second run in a five-run first inning. He was the impetus behind a benches-clearing staredown after flying out in the sixth inning, when the Astros were up 9-0. The Yankees didn't like that he expressed his frustration in failing to get a hit. Gomez responded by blasting a three-run home run in the seventh inning to make it 15-0. He hasn't done much hitting otherwise since joining the Astros, owning a .191/.226/.292 batting line with two home runs and eight RBI in 95 plate appearances.
Aug 25 - 10:43 PM

Jed Lowrie (thumb) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees.

Lowrie sat out Monday after leaving Sunday's game with a left thumb contusion. He's batting just .197/.270/.318 with one home run and seven RBI since coming off the DL.
Aug 25 - 3:54 PM

Scott Feldman pitched eight scoreless innings, but was left with a no-decision as the Astros fell to the Yankees on Monday.

Feldman traded zeroes with opposing starter Nate Eovaldi for all eight innings, scattering six hits with no walks and six strikeouts. He has been quite good over his last six starts, brandishing a 1.80 ERA. On the season, the right-hander has a 3.75 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 59/22 K/BB ratio over 105 2/3 innings. Feldman will face the Twins at the end of a road trip next.
Aug 24 - 10:26 PM

Astros 1B prospect A.J. Reed blasted his 30th home run of the season Sunday in a win for Double-A Corpus Christi.

He's one of three minor league hitters to reach that threshold this year. Sixty of Reed's 159 hits this season have gone for extra bases. Reed hasn't missed a beat since his promotion to Double-A last month. In 148 at-bats, he's hit .331 with a .547 slugging percentage. The 22-year-old's quick ascent through the minors has to be making Jon Singleton and Chris Carter sweat.
Aug 24 - 4:09 PM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

Castro hit a walkoff homer in the 10th inning Sunday against the Dodgers, but he'll take a seat Monday versus Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Hank Conger will start behind the plate and bat ninth for Houston.
Aug 24 - 3:57 PM

Dallas Keuchel says his agent has been discussing a contract extension with the Astros.

Keuchel will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and should hit it big. Houston might look to buy out all three of his arbitration years and a season or two of free agency. The 27-year-old left-hander holds a stellar 2.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 156/41 K/BB ratio in 25 starts this summer and he leads the American League in wins with 14. "I know we're in a great position for the next probably five, 10 years, and that’s what it’s all about," Keuchel told the Houston Chronicle. "It’s all about winning. Me personally, it’s not about the dollar amount."
Aug 24 - 12:32 PM

Jason Castro hit a solo, walk-off home run in the 10th inning of Sunday's 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

The Astros trailed 2-1 entering the ninth inning, but a Marwin Gonzalez RBI single tied the proceedings to set the stage for Castro's dramatics. An inning later, the catcher stepped up and unloaded on a one-out Chris Hatcher offering for a solo homer to send the fans home happy. He's one of several low-average, decent-power hitters on the Astros, as he's slashing .209/.272/.380 with 10 homers and 30 RBI.
Aug 23 - 6:18 PM

Making his return to the Astros' rotation, Lance McCullers allowed two runs on eight hits over seven innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Dodgers.

The Astros sent McCullers to Double-A Corpus Christi in early August as they look to limit his innings for the season. He returned against the Dodgers on Sunday and showed no ill-effects from the stay at Double-A, striking out eight without walking a batter. Runs scored in the first and fifth innings on a Justin Turner sacrifice fly and a wild pitch, respectively, but the 21-year-old right-hander otherwise kept the boys from Hollywood off the scoreboard. His work this season is a big reason why the Astros continue to lead the AL West and he now boasts a 3.12 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 87/28 K/BB ratio over 83 2/3 innings.
Aug 23 - 6:08 PM

Jed Lowrie is listed as day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left thumb contusion.

Lowrie was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Dodgers after sustaining the injury. He should be ready to rejoin the Astros lineup at some point early in the week.
Aug 23 - 4:26 PM

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