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5/5/2016 | Cano strikes in 9th, keeps Mariners rolling in Houston

Robinson Cano snapped a ninth-inning tie with a three-run double over the head of center fielder Carlos Gomez to send the Mariners to their fourth consecutive win, 6-3, over the Astros in Thursday night's series opener at Minute Maid Park.


5/5/2016 | Walker, ex-Mariner Fister set for Houston rematch

Up-and-coming Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker squares off against former Mariners starter Doug Fister for the second time in two weeks on Friday when Seattle and Houston meet in the second night of their four-game series at Minute Maid Park.


5/5/2016 | Hinch happy Marisnick is back, starts him right away

When the Astros sent down outfielder Jake Marisnick to Triple-A Fresno in April so they could get a fresh arm to the pitching staff, manager A.J. Hinch made it clear Marisnick didn't deserve be in the Minors and hinted he could be back soon.


5/5/2016 | Astros option Feliz, call up Marisnick

The Astros optioned Michael Feliz to Triple-A Fresno following Wednesday's win and called up Jake Marisnick, who will start in left field in Thursday's series opener against the Mariners.


5/5/2016 | Astros' offense erupts in rout of Twins

The Astros got the offensive outburst A.J. Hinch has been waiting for, erupting for a season high in runs scored and hits in a rout of the Twins on Wednesday.


5/4/2016 | Near-cycle built for two: Altuve, Correa 3B shy

Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each homered, with Altuve and Correa adding a single and a double, to lead the Astros to consecutive wins for the first time this season in a 16-4 rout of the Twins on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.


5/4/2016 | Giles taking steps forward in new bullpen role

For the first time this season, Ken Giles has two consecutive scoreless, hitless outings under his belt. Giles, who last weekend was moved into a lower-pressure role in the bullpen, threw a scoreless inning on Monday and came back on Tuesday to retire the only batter he faced to finish the sixth inning.


5/4/2016 | Mariners look to stay hot in Houston

A Mariners team riding six straight series victories opens a four-game set at Minute Maid Park on Thursday with Wade Miley facing Astros rookie Chris Devenski.


5/4/2016 | Hinch riding out his players' slumps

With the exception of Jose Altuve and George Springer, the Astros have been a lineup of streaks so far this season.


5/4/2016 | Astros' bullpen hitting its stride

Four relievers combined to hold the Twins hitless for 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday's win, with Luke Gregerson converting his sixth save in as many chances.


5/4/2016 | Gomez more than makes up for lost time

Carlos Gomez returned on Tuesday after missing three games, and he also returned to being Carlos Gomez, going 2-for-3 with a run scored in the Astros' win over the Twins.


5/3/2016 | Astros ride two big blasts to win over Twins

George Springer homered for the second game in a row, hitting a two-run shot over the railroad tracks high above Minute Maid Park's left field to cap a three-run fourth inning and send the Astros to a 6-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday night.


5/3/2016 | McCullers may join Astros in Boston

Lance McCullers could rejoin the Astros' rotation sooner rather than later. McCullers, who's scheduled to make a Minor League rehab start for Triple-A Fresno at El Paso on Saturday, could return during next week's road series in Boston, manager A.J. Hinch said.


5/3/2016 | Twins-Astros finale in the hands of veteran righties

A pair of veteran right-handers looking to get on track square off on Wednesday, with the Astros' Mike Fiers facing the Twins' Phil Hughes in the series finale at Minute Maid Park. Fiers is 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA, while Hughes is 1-4 with a 4.45 ERA. Both teams are looking for a much-needed series win in the rubber match after disappointing starts to the season.


5/3/2016 | Demeritte, Mendez among top prospect performers Monday

Class A Advanced High Desert has been rolling of late, winning eight of their last 10 games to move into first place atop the California League South division. Lefty Yohander Mendez and second baseman Travis Demeritte have been key to High Desert's early success.


5/3/2016 | Keuchel's string of Minute Maid wins snapped

Dallas Keuchel's 17-game winning streak at Minute Maid Park came to an end in Monday night's loss to the Twins after the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner allowed five runs, seven hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings to fall to 2-4.


5/3/2016 | Twins' Meyer ready to step into spotlight against Astros

Twins right-hander Alex Meyer is primed to make his first career Major League start on Tuesday, opposite Astros right-hander Collin McHugh at Minute Maid Park.