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Doug Fister failed to make it out of the fifth inning Sunday in the Astros' loss to the Rays.

He gave up four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and a walk while striking out just one Tampa Bay hitter. Fister was coming off an excellent start last Monday versus the Pirates. He'll carry a 12-9 record and 3.60 ERA into his next scheduled outing on the road versus the Rangers.
Aug 28 - 5:36 PM

Colby Rasmus (ear) might not need a rehab assignment before rejoining the Astros.

Rasmus on Saturday ran and went through a normal pre-game routine for a second time. He's eligible to return now but it's possible the Astros could wait until rosters expand.
Aug 28 - 11:33 AM

Lance McCullers (elbow) resumed a throwing program on Friday.

He played catch Friday and said he felt fine the day after on Saturday. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday that it will be a while before McCullers can throw aggressively on flat ground or off a mound, so his return isn't imminent. Still, it's a nice step.
Aug 28 - 11:30 AM

Evan Gattis is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. The Astros have Jason Castro catching and Yulieski Gurriel in the designated hitter spot.
Aug 28 - 11:23 AM

Dallas Keuchel gave up two runs in seven innings of work as the Astros beat the Rays 6-2 on Saturday.

His wildly inconsistent season took a swing in the right direction tonight. He was unscored upon until the fifth inning when ninth-place hitter Bobby Wilson took him deep with a runner aboard. Keuchel gave up nine hits and a walk while generating four strikeouts on the night. His record improves to 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 168 innings.
Aug 27 - 10:58 PM

Alex Bregman continued his hot streak, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Rays on Saturday.

The homer came in the third inning with George Springer aboard. In the fourth inning he drove in Marwin Gonzalez with a single to center. Bregman's slash line is improving on a daily basis and now sits at .242/.301/.435 in 30 games since being called up from the minors. That represents a nice recovery from the epic slump that started his career. The home run was his 5th -- all of them coming in his last 11 games.
Aug 27 - 10:52 PM

Evan Gattis slugged a walk-off solo homer in Friday’s 5-4 victory over the Rays.

Carlos Correa led off the bottom of the ninth with a game-tying solo homer off Alex Colome and Gattis followed him with a long home run which hit the train behind the Crawford Boxes in left field. The 30-year-old went 2-for-4 with two RBI on the evening. He has gone deep in back-to-back games and now sits at 21 homers on the year.
Aug 27 - 1:09 AM

Mike Fiers allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

The first two runs scored on wild pitches. The Astros had the lead when he was pulled in the seventh inning, but Michael Feliz immediately gave up a game-tying RBI double to Corey Dickerson. Fiers walked one and struck out five in the no-decision. He’ll bring a 4.40 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a start against the Athletics next week.
Aug 27 - 1:08 AM

Carlos Correa connected for a game-tying solo homer Friday against the Rays.

The Rays grabbed the lead with a solo homer from Mikie Mahtook in the top of the ninth inning before Correa led off the bottom of the frame with a home run of his own. Evan Gattis quickly followed with a walk-off homer to give the Astros the win in dramatic fashion. Correa is now up to 19 homers and 88 RBI through 124 games this season.
Aug 27 - 1:07 AM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is back in the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's his first start since Sunday, when he exited his first game with the 'Stros with a tight right hamstring. Gurriel is in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth against Drew Smyly and the Rays.
Aug 26 - 5:08 PM

Luis Valbuena underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair his right hamstring tendon.

Valbuena was first injured in late July and had a bad setback while on a rehab assignment, necessitating the need for surgery. The impending free agent is expected to be fine for spring training.
Aug 26 - 11:05 AM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) lined out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Gurriel was held out of the Astros' starting lineup for the third straight game due to tightness in his right hamstring. It's something he came down with in his major league debut Sunday versus the Orioles. Gurriel should be ready to rock for the opening of a three-game weekend series Friday night against the Rays.
Aug 25 - 8:55 AM

Ken Giles tallied his fifth save Wednesday in the Astros' victory over the Pirates.

Giles whiffed both Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco in a flawless bottom of the ninth inning at PNC Park. He now has a 3.58 ERA and 78/15 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 total frames this season for Houston, and he's converted four straight saves since officially taking over the club's ninth-inning role on August 2.
Aug 24 - 3:53 PM

Alex Bregman hit another double Wednesday in the Astros' 5-4 defeat of the Pirates.

That's the ninth double and 13th extra-base hit in the last 18 games for Bregman, who is having a big August after struggling out of the gate following his July 25 promotion to the major leagues. The 22-year-old top prospect looks like a must-own in standard leagues for the stretch run. He had a .469 OPS nine days ago. It's now up to 694.
Aug 24 - 3:50 PM

Collin McHugh allowed three earned runs in five innings but earned a win Wednesday versus the Pirates.

McHugh gave up a walk and seven hits, including a solo homer to Jordy Mercer in the bottom of the third inning, but he was able to out-duel Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole for his eighth win of the season. McHugh now stands 8-10 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 26 starts this year. He'll get the Athletics at home next.
Aug 24 - 3:45 PM


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