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Evan Gattis went 3-for-4 a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Gattis connected on a two-run homer against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez to tie the game in the seventh inning. The homer was his 10th of the year and his third in his last eight games. Gattis is still hitting just .218 but now has 30 RBI and 21 runs scored this season.
May 27 - 8:15 PM

Collin McHugh allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Things fell apart for McHugh in the fourth inning, when the Orioles plated all four of their runs against the right-hander. That included back-to-back homers from Chris Davis and Steve Pearce. McHugh was otherwise pretty good, striking out five without walking a batter. He'll carry a 5-2 record and 4.24 ERA into Tuesday's rematch with the same O's.
May 27 - 8:14 PM

Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa broke an 0-for-8 slump by belting his third homer Tuesday for Triple-A Fresno.

Correa also gunned down a runner at home plate. The 20-year-old has shown he belongs by hitting .283 in his first 14 games at Triple-A. He's hitting second in a potent Fresno lineup and looks poised to be a big-time contributor. The Astros have done fine without him but there's certainly a chance Corra could play at the big league level this season.
Source: MILB.com
May 27 - 2:31 PM

Jake Marisnick is not in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.

Marisnick has seen his playing time dwindle of late with his recent struggles and the emergence of Preston Tucker. Tucker is in left field Wednesday, with Colby Rasmus covering center.
May 27 - 1:36 PM

Astros pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez posted eight strikeouts Tuesday in a win for Double-A Corpus Christi.

Velasquez limited Northwest Arkansas to three hits and one walk over five scoreless frames. The 22-year-old has made the most of his first stint in Double-A, recording a brilliant 1.40 ERA over his first 19 1/3 innings. Opponents have hit just .200 during that span. Corpus Christi has been pretty conservative with the right-hander's workload. He hasn't pitched more than 5 1/3 innings in any of his four starts.
Source: MILB.com
May 27 - 12:21 PM

Luke Gregerson worked a perfect ninth inning to pick up his 13th save in Tuesday's 4-1 win against the Orioles.

Gregerson struck out Chris Davis and Alejandro De Aza, then got Delmon Young to pop up to end the contest in an easy inning of work. Though he has struggled lately, the right-hander is 13-for-14 in save opportunities with a 3.92 ERA and a 20/5 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings.
May 26 - 10:33 PM

Scott Feldman gave up only one run in six innings to get the win Tuesday facing the Orioles.

Feldman was in line for the loss after giving up a sixth-inning sacrifice fly to Chris Davis, but the Astros rallied in the seventh to take the lead. The right-hander gave up five hits, walked three, and struck out two in what was his best outing since April 8. Feldman owns an uninspiring 4.80 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP and a 37/14 K/BB ratio in 60 innings. He'll match up with the Orioles again in his next start, but he'll have home-field advantage.
May 26 - 10:24 PM

Samuel Deduno (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.

He was cleared for game work after getting through another bullpen session Tuesday with no issues. Deduno should be ready for activation sometime next week.
May 26 - 9:28 PM

Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Fresno.

The left-hander has been on the disabled list since May 14 with a blister on his pitching hand and might be in the minors for a while because of how well prospect Lance McCullers has pitched in his absence. Oberholtzer allowed a run on five hits over three innings in his one start with the Astros.
May 26 - 5:53 PM

Samuel Deduno (back) threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

Deduno should soon be cleared for simulated action. He's been out since May 18 with a lower back strain and will be used in a long relief role when he returns to the Twins.
May 26 - 4:25 PM

Jake Marisnick is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Marisnick is hitting just .189 this month and might benefit with a day to clear his head. Colby Rasmus will start in center field while Preston Tucker will play left field and bat third.
May 26 - 3:41 PM

Dallas Keuchel took a complete-game loss after giving up four runs in eight innings Monday against the Orioles.

Keuchel gave up a pair of two-run homers today after allowing just one bomb in his first nine starts. Obviously, he was strong otherwise, which is why he got to finish the game, but the Astros couldn't bail him out in the 4-3 loss. It was his first defeat after six wins this year. Keuchel's ERA rose from 1.67 to 1.98.
May 25 - 4:37 PM

Batting leadoff again, George Springer went 3-for-5 and hit his seventh homer Monday versus the Orioles.

Springer hit leadoff Sunday with Jose Altuve getting the day off, and since the Astros scored 10 runs, manager A.J. Hinch decided to leave him there today and drop Altuve down to the two hole. Obviously, it went well for Springer, though he did make the final out of the game in the 4-3 loss. In the long run, it's going to make more sense to hit Springer below Altuve.
May 25 - 4:33 PM

Jake Marisnick went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Monday against the Orioles.

Marisnick has struck out 25 times in 74 at-bats this month after whiffing just 10 times in 58 at-bats in April. He's also hitting .189 in May after coming in at .379 in April. The Astros aren't going to want him send him down, not when he's still contributing with the glove in center field, but he should be due less playing time going forward.
May 25 - 4:31 PM

Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton blasted his 14th home run Sunday in a win for Triple-A Fresno.

Singleton owns a .379 average over his last nine games. He's plated 12 runs over that span, stretching his season RBI total to 47. The 23-year-old now leads the Pacific Coast League in homers, RBI, walks (29) and runs scored (35). He's second in total bases (102), OPS (1.045) and slugging (.646). The Astros have Chris Carter at first base and Evan Gattis at DH, so it appears Singleton will continue to see regular at-bats at Fresno until a spot opens up for him.
May 25 - 2:51 PM

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