Rangers Finish 0-9 At Houston With 3-2 Loss To AstrosAstros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole also picked up his 300th strikeout on the season.
3 Aces: Astros Trade Prospects For Zack Greinke; Joins Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole In Starting RotationGreinke's addition gives the Astros four starting pitchers with ERAs in the top 15 in the majors this year.
Career Minor Leaguer Jack Mayfield Gets First Hit, RBI In Major League Debut In Astros 6-5 Win Against CubsAfter 600 games in seven minor league seasons, Jack Mayfield hit a double in the second and got his first RBI on a groundout in Houston's five-run third inning.
Rangers' Mike Minor Has Major Performance, Shuts Out Astros 4-0Minor, who didn't make it out of the fifth inning in his first career opening-day start last Thursday, gave up five hits, struck out seven and walked two in his seven innings.
Astros Agree To Contracts With 7 Players, But Not 2 StarsThe Houston Astros have agreed to terms with seven of their arbitration-eligible players, but star shortstop Carlos Correa and right-hander Gerrit Cole are not among them.
Springer's Catch Helps Astros Hold Off And Sweep TigersGeorge Springer made a diving catch to help preserve Houston's lead, and the Astros swept a series at Comerica Park for the first time, wrapping up a three-game set with a 5-4 victory over the Tigers.
Gattis And Cole Lead Astros Past Rangers 5-2The Texas Rangers got on the board first, but Cole Hamels was tagged by the Astros for 5 runs in 7 1/3 innings.
Cole Ks 9 As Astros Sweep A'sGerrit Cole struck out nine to raise his major league-leading total to 86, and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
Astros Walk Off On Misplayed PopupFour-time Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer overran a towering popup with two outs in the 10th inning Saturday night, allowing the ball to fall without being touched and giving the Houston Astros a bizarre 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres.
Cole Excited To Join Verlander, Keuchel On Astros StaffWearing a No. 45 uniform, the 27-year-old right-hander Gerrit Cole was introduced at Minute Maid Park.
The Top 5 Potential Playoff Starting Pitchers Under 26 Years-OldIt's September, and you know what that means... It's about to be playoff baseball time.