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Luke Gregerson earned his 25th save of the season in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Twins, striking out two in a perfect ninth.

Gregerson came on in the ninth with the Astros holding a 4-1 lead. He made sure it stayed that way, striking out Eddie Rosario and Torii Hunter before inducing a Kurt Suzuki fly out to end the game. The 31-year-old right-hander is 25-for-30 in save chances with a 2.82 ERA and 47/10 K/BB ratio over 51 innings. After some scuffles in late July and early August, he hasn't allowed a run in his last nine innings.
Aug 29 - 10:51 PM

Mike Fiers pitched well in Saturday's win over the Twins, allowing one run on three hits over six innings.

Fiers no-hit the Dodgers last Friday and turned in another strong performance on Saturday. Though three hits did fall in this time around. The only Twin run to score in the game came on a Trevor Plouffe double play ball in the fourth. Otherwise, Fiers and the Astro bullpen got the job done. The 30-year-old right-hander improved to 2-0 with his new team while lowering his ERA to 2.25 across 32 AL innings. These same Twins will come to Houston next time Fiers is tasked with a start.
Aug 29 - 10:40 PM

Astros recalled C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.

The Astros needed catching depth with Jason Castro (strained quad) headed to the disabled list. Stassi doesn't hit for a high average but he does have some pop (13 homers in 84 games). He's expected to be available for Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Aug 29 - 4:36 PM

Astros placed C Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

Max Stassi was called up from Triple-A Fresno to take his roster spot. Castro suffered the injury in Friday's loss to Minnesota and will be out until mid-September. Castro has struck out in almost a third of his at-bats this season while slashing .220/.284/.395 with 11 homers and 30 RBI.
Aug 29 - 4:30 PM

Carlos Correa (hamstring) is out of the Astros' starting lineup Saturday against the Twins.

Correa has now missed two straight starts with discomfort in his left hamstring, but he told reporters before the game Saturday that he should be available off the bench. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh.
Aug 29 - 4:15 PM

Jason Castro was forced to leave Friday's game with a strained right quad.

The issue isn't believed to be serious, but should keep him out of the lineup for a day or two. Expect to see Hank Conger behind the dish on Saturday.
Aug 29 - 1:28 PM

Jed Lowrie went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Twins.

Lowrie failed to find traction against Kyle Gibson and the Twin bullpen. He's been dealing with a left thumb contusion over the past week, but the scuffles are nothing new. He's hit-less in his last 22 at-bats and now sports a .225/.329/.399 line with five homers and 17 RBI. Injuries have held him to just 41 games this season.
Aug 29 - 12:34 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles in Friday's loss to the Twins.

Altuve was the only Astro to pick up more than one hit--the team had just six hits total for the game, only one of which went for extra bases. The 25-year-old second baseman has now racked up 37 hits in the month of August, the most he's accumulated in any single month this season. For the year, he's hitting .310/.354/.421 with 10 homers, 52 RBI and 63 runs scored.
Aug 29 - 12:29 AM

Scott Kazmir pitched well in Friday's loss to the Twins, yielding three runs on three hits over seven innings.

The Twins notched a run on the board with a solo homer by Eduardo Nunez in the third, then posted two more in the fourth to account for the rest of the offense in the game. Kazmir struck out six and walked one on the evening. Despite a 7-9 record, he's been money all season long and holds a 2.45 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 137/48 K/BB ratio over 154 innings. He'll have a chance at revenge for Friday's loss next time he takes the ball, as the Twins will be traveling to Houston to play in Kazmir's crib.
Aug 29 - 12:24 AM

George Springer (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday.

"George is ready to go," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday of Springer. "Today was one of the best days he's had." Springer is hoping to be activated by the Astros sometime next week if all goes well. He's been sidelined since early July with a fractured right wrist.
Aug 28 - 6:00 PM

Carlos Correa is missing a second straight start Friday due to what he describes as "just a little soreness" in his left hamstring.

He'll have three days off when you add in Thursday's off day. It doesn't sound like a major concern, as Correa should have a shot to return to action by the end of the weekend. Marwin Gonzalez is again getting the call at shortstop Friday.
Aug 28 - 5:07 PM

Carlos Correa is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

Correa also sat on Wednesday before Thursday's off day, so he might be dealing with some sort of physical issue. Marwin Gonzalez is again getting the call at shortstop.
Aug 28 - 4:47 PM

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


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