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4/22/2014 | Harrell outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers

Right-hander Lucas Harrell, who began the year in the Astros' rotation, cleared waivers on Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, but it's not known whether he will actually report to the RedHawks.

4/22/2014 | Prospect Amador loaned back to Mexican club

The Astros have decided to loan burly slugger Japhet Amador to Los Diablos Rojos de Mexico for the remainder of the Mexican League season, which runs through August.

4/22/2014 | McHugh carves up 12 in dominant Astros debut

Collin McHugh, called up after Scott Feldman was placed on the disabled list, dominated the Mariners at Safeco Field on Tuesday for his first career win, striking out a career-high 12 batters in 6 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Astros to a 5-2 victory.

4/22/2014 | Astros snap seven-game skid by toppling King Felix

The Astros enjoyed all the laughs in their first meeting of the season against the Mariners on Monday, getting a two-run homer from Matt Dominguez and a solid performance from starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory.

4/21/2014 | Crane weighs in on Astros' start, search for spring site

Astros owner Jim Crane, whose freight and shipping business has one of its 100 offices in Seattle, was at Safeco Field for Monday's game against the Mariners and spoke on a variety of topics.

4/21/2014 | Springer catches up with offseason roommate Miller

While most Major League players are just learning about rookie right fielder George Springer, Mariners shortstop Brad Miller has a pretty good feel for the Astros' prize prospect.

4/21/2014 | Scuffling Carter given day off vs. Felix

Struggling designated hitter Chris Carter was given a day off Monday against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who's especially tough on right-handers. Carter is scuffling mightily to begin the season, hitting .123 with no homers and two RBIs.

4/21/2014 | Mariners turn to Ramirez to snap seven-game skid

Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez will try to snap his club's seven-game losing streak Tuesday while the Astros turn to Collin McHugh to clinch a series win for Houston.

4/21/2014 | Astros place Feldman on 15-day DL

Astros right-hander Scott Feldman was placed on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday.

4/20/2014 | Astros search for spark after falling in Oakland

After the A's polished off a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win at the Coliseum that was the Astros' seventh consecutive loss, Houston manager Bo Porter and some of his players expressed frustration and surprise at starting 5-14 for the second season in a row.

4/20/2014 | Singleton's Triple-A tear continues

The gaudy numbers first-base prospect Jonathan Singleton has been putting up at Triple-A Oklahoma City this season have certainly been noticed by Astros management. He entered Sunday hitting .343 with seven homers, 23 RBIs and a 1.205 OPS.

4/20/2014 | Porter pleased with Villar's performance

Astros manager Bo Porter heaped praise Sunday on starting shortstop Jonathan Villar, who has played well on defense this year and is starting to hit. Villar entered Sunday with four hits in his previous seven at-bats and was tied for the team lead in home runs (three) and RBIs (six).

4/20/2014 | Fowler receiving hitting tips from Bonds

Barry Bonds was in the Astros' clubhouse on Saturday and Sunday at Coliseum, visiting with his friend, Dexter Fowler, whom Bonds has been helping with his swing for about a year.

4/20/2014 | Felix seeks fourth win in series opener vs. Astros

The Mariners will send Felix Hernandez (3-0, 1.91 ERA) to the mound in Monday night's series opener against the Astros at Safeco Field. The Astros will counter with Dallas Keuchel.

4/20/2014 | Singleton among Houston prospects with big day

While Astros fans at the big league level are getting a taste of what the farm system can produce in the form of George Springer currently, there was plenty of action on Saturday to whet the appetites further for those hungry for more.

4/19/2014 | Count confrmed after review in A's-Astros game

Home-plate umpire Mike Winters lost track of the count during Jesus Guzman's at-bat in the top of the eighth inning of the game between the A's and Astros, leading to a crew-chief review on Saturday afternoon at Coliseum.

4/19/2014 | Springer reaches out to injured DeShields

As one of his closest friends and a former roommate of Delino DeShields Jr., Astros outfielder George Springer took some time late Friday to talk via phone with DeShields, who sustained a fractured cheekbone when he was hit in the face by a pitch while playing for Double-A Corpus Christi.

4/19/2014 | Venezuelan Astros root for NBA countryman

Astros teammates and Venezuela natives Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Altuve and Jesus Guzman were focused on watching Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors while in the clubhouse Saturday morning.

4/19/2014 | Chavez seeks first victory as A's go for sweep

Brad Peacock, who pitched in four games out of the bullpen for the Astros to start the season, will make his first start of 2014 when they try to snap a six-game losing streak Sunday in the series finale against Jesse Chavez and the A's.

4/19/2014 | Astros can't hold lead in ninth in loss to A's

The A's rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning off reliever Chad Qualls, winning the game on a walk-off RBI single by Josh Reddick, to send the Astros to their sixth consecutive loss, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at Coliseum.

4/19/2014 | Prospect DeShields sidelined by cheek fracture

Astros outfield prospect Delino DeShields Jr. is expected to be out several weeks after suffering a broken cheekbone when he was hit in the face by a pitch in Double-A Corpus Christi's game Friday.

4/19/2014 | Prospect DeShields hit in face by pitch at Double-A

Delino DeShields Jr., the Astros' seventh-ranked prospect, was taken to a hospital Friday night after he was struck on the right side of the face by a pitch in the seventh inning of Double-A Corpus Christi's game in Frisco, Texas.

4/18/2014 | Lowrie, Porter exchange words in Oakland

Jed Lowrie was simply trying to bring in another run. Bo Porter didn't think the A's needed any more. That's why Houston's manager took offense to Lowrie's decision to bunt in his second at-bat of the first inning, with Oakland already leading, 7-0, of an eventual 11-3 A's win on Friday.

4/18/2014 | Astros bat Springer fourth to jumpstart lineup

George Springer found himself in the clean-up spot in manager Bo Porter's lineup Friday in the series opener against the A's in only his third Major League game. Porter admitted it's something he didn't want to do, but he was hoping it could help get the offense rolling.

4/18/2014 | Presley latest to catch bug, scratched due to illness

Outfielder Alex Presley was the latest Astros player to come down with flu-like symptoms. Presley was scratched from the lineup shortly before game time Friday and replaced by L.J. Hoes because he was ill.

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