Astros Additions Mean 'Sky High' ExpectationsThey players love how the vibe of the team has changed from the painful rebuilding years when the Astros had three straight 100-loss seasons capped in 2013 when they bottomed out with a franchise-worst 111 losses.
Longtime Astros Slugger Bagwell Elected To Hall Of Fame"I don't even know what to say," he said after Wednesday's vote announcement. "There's no greater thing you can get personally than the Hall of Fame."
Kid Who Wrote Letter To Astros GM Never Dreamed He'd RespondIt turns out that Jeff Luhnow wasn't too busy to take some time out to get back to the second-grader. He tweeted a picture of the letter with the words: "Sound logic don't you think?"
Beltran Finalizes 1-Year Deal With AstrosCarlos Beltran and the Astros have finalized a one-year contract worth $16 million. He hit a combined .295 with 29 home runs and 93 RBIs last season for the Yankees and the Rangers.
Astros Exercise Gattis' $5.2M Option, Deal Neshek To PhilliesGattis gets a $2 million raise. Houston could have paid a $100,000 buyout, which would have made Gattis eligible for salary arbitration.
Astros Break Ground On Renovations To Remove Tal's HillThe project, which will eliminate the hill and bring in the center field fence from 436 to 409 feet, will be completed by opening day in 2017.
Holland Struggles In Rangers' 8-4 Loss To AstrosDerek Holland did not pitch well Wednesday night, and he knew it. The left-hander struggled for a second straight outing, and a Rangers' rally fell short to the Astros.
Profar Helps Rangers Rally For 3-2 Win Over AstrosJurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth, and the Rangers handed the Astros another difficult loss by rallying for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.
Rangers Rally For 3-2 Win Over AstrosJurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth, and the Texas Rangers handed the Houston Astros another difficult loss by rallying for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.
Odor's 12th Inning HR Lifts Rangers Over Astros, 4-3Odor had three hits and three RBIs, including a solo homer in the 12th inning that lifted the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory.
Odor's Homer In 12th Lifts Rangers Over Astros, 4-3Rougned Odor had three hits and three RBIs, including a solo homer in the 12th inning that lifted the Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros Monday night.
Rangers Fall To Astros 7-6Darvish (5-4), in his shortest outing this season, allowed five runs in four innings. He struck out four, walked three and had two wild pitches.