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Astros’ Mike Fiers makes Hall of Fame donations
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
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Astros righthander Mike Fiers provided two gifts Friday night to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Fiers gave the Hall of Fame the cap he wore and a ball he threw Friday night during the 11th no-hitter in Astros franchise history. “It’s going to Cooperstown (N.Y),” Fiers said when asked about the ball he threw past the Dodgers’ Justin Turner for the game-ending strikeout in th ...>>
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The Sports Update: Ortiz, Drellich on Mike Fiers’ no-hitter
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
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The Chronicle’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz and Evan Drellich discuss Mike Fiers’ historic outing Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
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Jason Castro’s feel for Mike Fiers helps guide no-hitter
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
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Astros catcher Jason Castro said he wasn’t nervous as Mike Fiers’ no-hitter wound down. He was turning over the game plan in his mind, especially the third time through the order. For the catcher too, a first (or any) no-hitter is a great accomplishment, and Castro shared in Fiers’ glow late Friday night after the thrilling 3-0 win over the Dodgers. “It’s like you’re kind of stuck betw ...>>
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2005 Astros to be honored before Saturday’s game against Tigers
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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As part of the Astros’ Legends Weekend, the club will honor the 2005 National League champions Saturday in a pregame ceremony at Minute Maid Park. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the game against Brad Ausmus’ Tigers because the ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. The club will also hold a Legends Luncheon, which is already sold out. The first 10,000 fans received 2005 National League Ch ...>>
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Chad Qualls holds distinction of being only remaining active Astro from club’s only World Series team
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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While many of the 2005 Astros return to Minute Maid Park to be honored as part of the club’s Legends Weekend, righthanded reliever Chad Qualls will take part of the reunion as the only remaining active Astro from the franchise’s first and only World Series team. Qualls, 36, was in his second season in the majors and his first full season in 2005. Now he’s in his 12th season in the majors and ...>>
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Outdoors report: Aug. 15
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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Galveston - The beachfront and jetties have been steady for speckled trout on lures and live bait. Sam Rayburn - Lake levels are at normal pool and bass have been found on worms in the grass.

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Astros will host and honor 40 World War II veterans Sunday
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Aug. 14, 1945, the Astros will play host to 40 Houston area World War II veterans Sunday. One of the World War II veterans will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. “We’re excited, as always, to have that group because the average age is 90,” said Twila Carter, the Astros’ executive director of community relations. “To have ...>>
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Keuchel extends his home winning streak to 12 as Astros take down Tigers 5-1
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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Dallas Keuchel can’t figure out why the Astros struggle so badly on the road. Until they find an answer for that serious problem, however, the ace lefthander and his teammates know they must continue to dominate at home. Fortunately for the Astros, nobody has been a better bet than Keuchel at home this year. Keuchel and Jose Altuve started Legends Weekend in a manner worthy of Roy Oswalt and Cra ...>>
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Outdoors report: Aug. 8
Sports
Published in 8-8-2015
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Outdoors report Galveston - Live-baiters in the ship channel caught trout on the edges and ledges on the incoming tide. West-southwest winds made it tougher to drift over deep shell. Matagorda - Guide Mark Talasek reported limits of trout on Bass Assassins while wading sand and grass on the incoming tide. Drifters in East Bay had to deal with off-colored water and west winds. Port O'Connor ...>>

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Evan Gattis’ adaption to designated hitting role
Sports
Published in 8-8-2015
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OAKLAND, Calif. Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is always buzzing or moving somewhere, rarely sitting at his locker with a crossword puzzle or lounging on the couch playing a game on his phone. The burly, bearded slugger is built for anything but idling. The switch to designated hitter, then, might be counterintuitive for Gattis, who turns 29 this month and was a catcher before this year. Th ...>>
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Management of the Houston Astros’ roster is key this time of year
Sports
Published in 8-8-2015
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OAKLAND, Calif. The light at the end of the tunnel for any contending team, and its front office, is September’s roster expansion. Anyone on the 40-man roster is available for the final month of the season, easing bullpen woes and making questions of 12- or 13-man pitching staffs irrelevant. The key is first navigating August, ensuring that every single day while the rosters remain limited to o ...>>
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Astros’ offense comes up short, fall to Athletics 3-1
Sports
Published in 8-8-2015
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OAKLAND, Calif. The harder contact seemed to come against Sonny Gray in the duel of aces and potential Cy Young winners at O.co Coliseum, when the A’s righty squared off with Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel on Friday night in a breezy two hours, 20 minutes. The trouble with the sport most defined by failure and random outcomes is that the team that squares up the ball the most often doesn’t alway ...>>
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Astros acquire P Oliver Perez from Diamondbacks
Sports
Published in 8-8-2015
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The Astros didn’t go long without a second lefthanded reliever. The non-waiver trade deadline has passed but deals can still be made with players who are placed on waivers and the Astros struck one such deal Friday night, agreeing to acquire veteran lefty Oliver Perez from the Diamondbacks in exchange for teenage lefty Junior Garcia from Class A short season Tri-City. Perez is to report to the A ...>>
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Astros-Diamondbacks series marks the development of A.J. Hinch as a manager
Sports
Published in 1-8-2015
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Although he is a front-runner for the AL Manager of the Year, A.J. Hinch declined to outline how he’s better as manager of the Astros than he was during his brief tenure with the Diamondbacks. “Am I better?” he answered before opening a three-game series against Arizona on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. The record, at least, shows Hinch is better. He was 89-123 for a .420 winning percenta ...>>
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Luhnow satisfied with deadline deals, although he also sought bullpen depth
Sports
Published in 1-8-2015
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The Astros made a run at two of the top closers on the market, Aroldis Chapman of the Reds and Craig Kimbrel of the Padres on Friday, but neither pitcher was dealt and the Astros made no moves as the non-waiver trading deadline passed at 3 p.m. CT. Although Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow did not name either pitcher, he made what seemed to be clear references to them, and people familiar with t ...>>
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