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Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have fired manager Bo Porter.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported last week that the old-school Porter was at odds with data-minded general manager Jeff Luhnow and had vented his frustration recently to club owner Jim Crane. That was going to be a losing battle from the start for Porter, who will end his less-than-two-year tenure as Houston's skipper with a pitiful 110-190 record. The Astros have also fired Porter's bench coach, Dave Trembley. Tom Lawless has been named interim manager.
Sep 1 - 12:13 PM

Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 and came through with the game-winning RBI as the Astros edged the Rangers 3-2 on Sunday.

Altuve doubled twice off Rangers starter Nick Martinez, but it was his RBI single in the eighth inning that was the difference in the game. The big day extended a nine-game hitting streak for the 24-year-old, who is now batting .336 with an .815 OPS. He's the odds-on favorite to win the batting title, but Altuve has a chance to set career highs in a number of categories if he finishes strong.
Aug 31 - 6:39 PM

Matt Dominguez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

Dominguez had an RBI single in the second inning before swatting a game-tying home run in the eighth. The homer was his 15th of the season, giving him 53 RBI. Dominguez is batting a forgettable .224/.267/.349 as the Astros starting third baseman.
Aug 31 - 6:31 PM

Chad Qualls pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Rangers on Sunday to earn his 16th save.

After getting hit hard and suffering a blown save his last time out, Qualls rebounded to take care of the bottom part of the Rangers order with ease. The right-hander has 16 saves to go with a 3.47 ERA. He'll stick with the Astros for the rest of the year, and he'll grab a few more saves before the season is out for save-needy owners.
Aug 31 - 6:28 PM

Dallas Keuchel held the Rangers to two runs over seven innings in a no-decision on Sunday.

Keuchel turned in his fourth straight quality start, but the left-hander is 0-1 in those four starts. On Sunday, he gave up five hits and two walks. Keuchel lowered his ERA to 3.03 with the outing. He'll carry a 10-9 record into Sunday's start at the Athletics.
Aug 31 - 6:19 PM

Astros transferred RHP Josh Zeid from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Samuel Deduno. Zeid is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair bilateral sesamoiditis in his left foot.
Aug 31 - 8:53 AM

Robbie Grossman went 0-for-4 at the dish in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Grossman hadn't played the last couple days due to a sprained ankle, but it shouldn't be an issue going forward. He's hitting .212/.326/.320 for the Astros this season.
Aug 31 - 4:15 AM

Scott Feldman tossed his first shutout of the season Saturday as the Astros beat the Rangers 2-0.

Feldman carved his way easily through the Texas lineup, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out five. He's been a disappointment for the most part in his first year of a three-year, $30 million contract, but this outing was truly dominant. Feldman will carry an 8-10 record, 4.09 ERA, and 1.41 WHIP into his next start on the road against the A's.
Aug 30 - 9:45 PM

Astros claimed RHP Samuel Deduno off waivers from the Twins.

Deduno had a 4.60 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 74/41 K/BB ratio in 92 innings this season for Minnesota. The 31-year-old right-hander has worked as both a starter and reliever. It's not clear yet how Houston will use him.
Aug 30 - 4:35 PM

George Springer (quad) still isn't able to run at 100 percent effort.

Springer took batting practice earlier this week and has done some other baseball-related activities, but the big hurdle for him will be running the bases and it doesn't sound like he's close to doing that. The dynamic young outfielder said "I hope so" when asked Saturday if he expects to return before the end of the season.
Aug 30 - 4:23 PM

Marwin Gonzalez was scratched from the Astros' lineup Saturday due to right hamstring discomfort.

Gregorio Petit will start at shortstop instead against the Rangers. Gonzalez missed time in late July with a similar issue. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Aug 30 - 4:06 PM

Brett Oberholtzer was tagged for a career-high seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

It was his shortest outing since April 24. Oberholtzer gave up nine hits, including a three-run homer to Michael Choice in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old southpaw dropped to 4-10 with the loss and holds a 4.39 ERA and 81/24 K/BB ratio in 121 innings over 20 starts. He'll try to bounce back next week against the A's in Oakland.
Aug 30 - 12:37 AM

Marwin Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored Friday against the Rangers.

Gonzalez had a pair of doubles on the night and is now batting .272/.320/.398 with six homers and 22 RBI through 91 games this season. While he's not much of a fantasy option, he has hit leadoff each of the last two games with Robbie Grossman (hamstring) sidelined.
Aug 30 - 12:35 AM

Jason Castro connected for a solo homer Friday against the Rangers.

Castro has now homered in back-to-back games. However, with a .227/.297/.383 batting line to go along with 14 home runs and 51 RBI, he has regressed in a big way from last season.
Aug 30 - 12:35 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter are "at odds."

Rosenthal says Porter vented his frustration with Luhnow to owner Jim Crane in a conversation earlier this month. Porter is upset reportedly due to a "lack of input" in the organization and also believes Luhnow "engages in excessive second-guessing of his in-game management." The skipper was also angered last month when top prospect Mark Appel was allowed to throw a bullpen session at Minute Maid Park last month without Porter first being notified. Rosenthal concludes his report stating that it's "difficult to imagine the Astros starting the 2015 season with the same management team."
Aug 29 - 11:57 AM


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