New Astro Aaron Sanchez, 3 Relief Pitchers Throw Combined No-HitterThe Astros recorded the franchise's 12th no-hitter and second combined no-hitter on Saturday night in Houston against the Seattle Mariners.
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.
Brantley Hits 2 HRs, Astros Top Rangers 5-3 For 5th Straight GameMichael Brantley homered twice, Jose Altuve also went deep and the Houston Astros beat the struggling Texas Rangers 5-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
Urquidy Dominates Struggling Rangers In Astros' 6-1 WinJosé Urquidy threw seven dominant innings for his first major league win and Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, sending the Houston Astros to a 6-1 victory over the skidding Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Verlander Strikes Out 12, Astros Beat Rangers 4-3Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the Astros held on to beat the Texas Rangers 4-3.
Verlander, Altuve Lead Astros To 12-4 Win Over RangersJustin Verlander followed a two-run first inning with five no-hit innings and José Altuve hit Houston's franchise-record ninth grand slam of the season as the Astros beat the Rangers 12-4 on Sunday.
Astros With 2 In 11th Beat Rangers 7-6, Avoid 3rd Loss In A RowWhile Jose Altuve had the tiebreaking two-out double in the 11th inning, he gave most of the credit to George Springer for putting the Houston Astros ahead for good.
Rangers Recap: Rangers Rally From 4 Down To Beat Astros 9-8 On Santana HitDanny Santana had already hit one of the five home runs by the Texas Rangers. With a chance to win the game with two outs in the ninth inning, he lined a ball up the middle and then saw Houston center fielder George Springer on a full sprint toward the ball.
Lynn Gets MLB-Best 12th Win As Rangers Beat Astros 5-0Lance Lynn matched his season high with 11 strikeouts in seven stellar innings for his major league-best 12th victory and the Texas Rangers beat the AL West-leading Houston Astros 5-0 in the only game Thursday night when Major League Baseball resumed after the All-Star break.
Astros All-Star Pitcher Justin Verlander Goes Off On MLB Over 'Juiced Baseballs Turning Game Into A Joke'Verlander, who has been giving up homers routinely this season, says he believes a "juiced ball" is the reason.
Astros' Justin Verlander To Start All-Star Game For AL, Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu For NLJustin Verlander of the Astros will be making his second All-Star start on Tuesday night. Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers will make his first All-Star Game start for the National League.