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Astros miss Lowrie’s bat, no matter the position
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Published in 13-6-2015
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On the day the new shortstop made his Minute Maid Park debut, it was clear how much the old shortstop was missed. Really, it’s been clear for some time how much the Astros could use Jed Lowrie’s bat back, whatever the position may be. “Maybe one of our key July acquisitions is getting Jed back,” general manager Jeff Luhnow said Friday. Before Lowrie injured his right thumb in April, he was ...>>
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Jose Altuve day to day with right hamstring strain
Sports
Published in 13-6-2015
    1364 Visits
The Astros delivered an early knockout punch to Felix Hernandez, scoring eight runs in the first inning as they sent 12 men to the plate. There was only one downside to the explosive inning. The second trip for Jose Altuve, who was back in the leadoff spot Friday, took him out of the game. He was limping after grounding out to short and was pulled with a right hamstring strain. He will not play on ...>>
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Astros chase King Felix in 1st inning en route to rout of Mariners
Sports
Published in 13-6-2015
    1280 Visits
Here’s your slump buster and eye opener rolled into one, the day we might look back on as the point the 2015 Astros took hold in the city’s consciousness. Astros fans had a right to stay away so long, but with a new shortstop that should be the talk of the town joining an upstart contender, the reconciliation between club and fan is blooming. There were 32,173 tickets sold at Minute Maid Park ...>>
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Outdoors report: June 6
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
    569 Visits

Galveston - Surf anglers have found good catches along the beachfront with live bait. Freeport - Guide Mike Segall of Reel Threel Charters reported excellent action offshore for red snapper, kingfish and dolphin.

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Dash to host Women's World Cup viewing parties
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
    1091 Visits

The Dash, who will be well-represented on the Canadian and U.S. women's national teams, will hold a free viewing party Saturday for the opening match of the Women's World Cup between host Canada and China. The Dash also are represented by three players on the U.S. national team - midfielder Carli Lloyd, right back Meghan Klingenberg and midfielder Morgan Brian.

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Blue Jays get to Roberto Hernandez early, often in series-opening win over Astros
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
    987 Visits
TORONTO Astros righthander Roberto Hernandez didn’t even need to turn back to watch Jose Bautista’s majestic shot to know it was gone. He flinched at the crack bat. The roar of the Rogers Centre crowd told him the rest of the story Friday night. Bautista drilled a monstrous two-run home run between the second and third decks at Rogers Centre, putting a thunderous exclamation point on the five ...>>
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A.J. Hinch, Jose Altuve surprised by ruling on unusual play in loss to Blue Jays
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
    1020 Visits
TORONTO Astros manager A.J. Hinch and Jose Altuve were both stunned to learn that the official scorer had tagged the All-Star second baseman with an error in the sixth inning. With two runners on base, Kevin Pillar hit what was initially ruled an RBI groundout to second. Altuve ranged toward first and made a running throw to first to get Pillar out, but he was also called for an error on the play ...>>
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Outdoors report: June 6
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
    986 Visits

Galveston - Surf anglers have found good catches along the beachfront with live bait. Freeport - Guide Mike Segall of Reel Threel Charters reported excellent action offshore for red snapper, kingfish and dolphin.

Reference: www.chron.com
Dash to host Women's World Cup viewing parties
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
    1367 Visits

The Dash, who will be well-represented on the Canadian and U.S. women's national teams, will hold a free viewing party Saturday for the opening match of the Women's World Cup between host Canada and China. The Dash also are represented by three players on the U.S. national team - midfielder Carli Lloyd, right back Meghan Klingenberg and midfielder Morgan Brian.

Reference: www.chron.com
Blue Jays get to Roberto Hernandez early, often in series-opening win over Astros
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
    513 Visits
TORONTO Astros righthander Roberto Hernandez didn’t even need to turn back to watch Jose Bautista’s majestic shot to know it was gone. He flinched at the crack bat. The roar of the Rogers Centre crowd told him the rest of the story Friday night. Bautista drilled a monstrous two-run home run between the second and third decks at Rogers Centre, putting a thunderous exclamation point on the five ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
A.J. Hinch, Jose Altuve surprised by ruling on unusual play in loss to Blue Jays
Sports
Published in 6-6-2015
    603 Visits
TORONTO Astros manager A.J. Hinch and Jose Altuve were both stunned to learn that the official scorer had tagged the All-Star second baseman with an error in the sixth inning. With two runners on base, Kevin Pillar hit what was initially ruled an RBI groundout to second. Altuve ranged toward first and made a running throw to first to get Pillar out, but he was also called for an error on the play ...>>
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Clear Creek advances to Regional III-6A baseball finals
Sports
Published in 30-5-2015
    568 Visits

Etzel held Langham Creek to one unearned run in the seventh, leading Clear Creek to a series-clinching 9-1 win at Reckling Park at Rice. Etzel, a junior, surrendered just three scattered singles with five strikeouts and three walks on 89 pitches in the complete game. Tyler Rand's sacrifice fly in the seventh supplied Langham's lone run. Game 2 starter Gabriel Flores hit the first b ...>>

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High school softball playoffs: Brazoswood tops Katy 7-3
Sports
Published in 30-5-2015
    599 Visits

Standing in the third-base coaching box, Brazoswood's softball coach took a fast-moving foul ball off the bat of her shortstop and No. 3 hitter Sarah DeCarolis to the calf in the fourth inning. Said Katy coach Kalum Haack: Combine the errors, hits and walks in there - we're spotting them almost three base runners an inning. The Bucs, who put runners on in every innings and scored in ...>>

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White Sox break through in 11th inning to take series opener from Astros
Sports
Published in 30-5-2015
    1176 Visits
It took a while, but the White Sox finally pushed through against the Astros’ vaunted bullpen in the 11th inning Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Geovany Soto, who was inserted in the game only after Jose Abreu left with irritation in his right index finger in the eighth inning, propelled the White Sox to a 6-3 victory with a two-run double in the 11th inning. On a night Chad Qualls gave up Gor ...>>
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Chris Devenski, Josh Hader team up to pitch Hooks’ first no-hitter
Sports
Published in 30-5-2015
    432 Visits
With all the shuffling in the Astros’ minor league system in recent weeks, it might be understandable if the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks were to go into a funk while adjusting to their new roster. Don’t tell that to pitchers Chris Devenski and Josh Hader, who on Friday night combined on the franchise’s first no-hitter in a rain-shortened win over the Arkansas Travelers at North Little Rock ...>>
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