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4/16/2014 | Peacock gets opportunity to join rotation

The Astros are turning to right-hander Brad Peacock to take Lucas Harrell's spot in the rotation. He'll make his first start of the season Sunday against the A's -- his former team -- in Oakland.

4/16/2014 | Springer's debut represents new era for Astros

George Springer is a five-tool talent who will bring immediate excitement to fans at Minute Maid Park and around the big leagues. He also represents the next wave of prospects the Astros hope will return them to contention.

4/16/2014 | Luhnow: Hot-hitting Singleton staying in Triple-A

Now that George Springer has joined the Astros, could Jon Singleton be far behind? The first baseman entered play Wednesday hitting .333 with four homers and 16 RBIs in 12 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City this year.

4/16/2014 | Struggling Harrell designated for assignment

Pitcher Lucas Harrell's time with the Astros appears to be over after the club designated him for assignment late Tuesday.

4/16/2014 | Grossman optioned after slow start to season

Considering how well left fielder Robbie Grossman played in the second half of last season for the Astros, his struggles at the plate and in the field in the first two weeks of the regular season have certainly come as a surprise to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

4/16/2014 | Astros call up highly touted prospect Springer

Outfielder George Springer, one of the Astros' most anticipated prospects in years, was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday to infuse life into an offense that has struggled through the first two weeks of the regular season.

4/15/2014 | Harrell struggles as Astros fall to Royals

Houston right-hander Lucas Harrell struggled to locate against the Royals, giving up four runs, five hits and three walks in a 4-2 loss Tuesday to Kansas City at Minute Maid Park.

4/15/2014 | Sore foot limits Castro to DH duties

Jason Castro was limited to DH duties Tuesday because of the soreness he was still feeling in his right foot. He was hit by a pitch on the toe Saturday in Arlington and didn't play Sunday.

4/15/2014 | Fowler still recovering from bout with flu

Dexter Fowler entered Tuesday hitting .500 (6-for-12) at Minute Maid Park this year. He was 2-for-4 in each of the first three games of the season-opening series against the Yankees before missing all four games of the Angels series with a stomach virus.

4/15/2014 | Feldman to make next start after death of father

Scott Feldman was back at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday and said he plans to take his turn in the rotation Thursday. Feldman was away from the team for three days to attend the funeral of his father in California.

4/15/2014 | Jackie is never far from Porter's thoughts

For Astros manager Bo Porter, the opportunity to honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson goes beyond getting the chance to wear the legend's No. 42 jersey once a year. Porter tries to remind himself constantly of Robinson's impact on the game of baseball and his life.

4/15/2014 | Guthrie, Keuchel set for duel with hitters struggling

The Royals and Astros are near the bottom of most offensive categories this season, as Jeremy Guthrie and Dallas Keuchel prepare to tango for the second round of a three-game set on Wednesday in Minute Maid Park.

4/15/2014 | Astros prospect Ruiz shines with four hits

In a wild, back-and-forth game in one of the best hitter's parks in baseball, third baseman Rio Ruiz stood out even in a losing effort Monday. He had a career-high four hits and hit his first home run of the season, but Class A Advanced Lancaster still lost to High Desert, 11-10.

4/14/2014 | Astros' 'shifting' philosophy paying dividends

With his powerful left-handed swing, Rangers slugger Prince Fielder hits a blistering line drive like he's done so many times in his career. The ball is already in right field when, seemingly out of the blue, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve reaches up to grab it out of the air.

4/13/2014 | Astros showing efficiency on bases

One of the Astros' goals this season was to be more efficient on the bases. So far, so good. They were successful on their first eight stolen base attempts of the season before shortstop Jonathan Villar was thrown out trying to steal in the third inning of Sunday's game.

4/13/2014 | Porter not panicking over offensive struggles

The Astros have struggled on offense this year, hitting .189 as a team entering Sunday, but have benefited from the long ball. They have 15 home runs, which ranks second in the Major Leagues, with five of those coming in one game.

4/13/2014 | Hoes looks forward to wearing Robinson's 42

The chance to wear the No. 42 of Jackie Robinson is something Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes has been anticipating for quite some time. Hoes, who has never been in the Major Leagues on Jackie Robinson Day, will get that chance Tuesday when the Astros and Royals wear the number at Minute Maid Park.

4/13/2014 | Astros' challenge results in overturned call at first

Astros manager Bo Porter successfully challenged a call at first base in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

4/13/2014 | Oberholtzer's strong start not enough against Rangers

Brett Oberholtzer became the fourth consecutive starting pitcher to work seven innings for the Astros, but the team couldn't generate enough offense to reward him with a win as Houston fell 1-0 to the Rangers on Sunday.

4/13/2014 | Ventura looking to ace next test against Astros

Royals rookie Yordano Ventura was delayed in making his first start this season, but he's back on track as he prepares to face Lucas Harrell and the Astros on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

4/13/2014 | Astros end one streak vs. Rangers, now for another

Now that the Astros have snapped their 12-game losing streak against the Rangers, their next trick will be to try to win a series against their in-state rivals.

4/12/2014 | Carter waiting on power surge

Through 11 games last season, Astros designated hitter Chris Carter already had four home runs and seven RBIs en route to leading the Astros with 29 homers and 82 RBIs. Carter played in his 11th game of the 2014 season on Saturday and was still searching for his first homer.

4/12/2014 | Astros add Clemens to bolster bullpen

The Astros bolstered their bullpen Saturday by adding right-hander Paul Clemens, who was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in two games at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He took the roster spot of starting pitcher Scott Feldman, who was placed on the bereavement list following the death of his father on Wednesday.

4/12/2014 | Porter on board with Altuve playing in all 162

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve told reporters last month one of his goals for 2014 was to play in 162 games for the first time this year, and manager Bo Porter said Saturday he's on board with that as long as Altuve is healthy.

4/12/2014 | Astros lose lead in ninth, pull out victory in 10

The Astros turned disappointment into triumph in a matter of a few minutes Saturday night. Jose Altuve drove home Marwin Gonzalez from third base on a sacrifice fly for the game-winning run to send the Astros to a 6-5 win in 10 innings at Globe Life Park, snapping a 12-game losing streak at the hands of the Rangers.

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