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  1. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 12, Astros 7

    Todd Wills

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers finished off a three-game sweep of the struggling Houston Astros with an authoritative 12-7 victory on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Offensive onslaught: Manager Ron Washington gave his top two RBI men entering...

    Blog | May 12, 2013
  2. Yu Darvish loses perfect game in 9th vs. Astros

    Todd Wills

    HOUSTON -- Yu Darvish nearly pitched the perfect game heard round the world Tuesday night. Darvish just missed the 24th perfect game in major league history, getting within an out of perfection before Houston Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez lined...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  3. Toronto Blue Jays send Francisco Cordero to Houston Astros in 10-...

    The Houston Astros acquired closer Francisco Cordero and outfielder Ben Francisco as part of a 10-player trade with Toronto on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  4. New Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow confident Astros can become win...

    New Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he can turn the Astros into a winner.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  5. Houston Astros fire GM Ed Wade, president Tal Smith

    The Houston Astros fired general manager Ed Wade and team president Tal Smith on Sunday night in the first of the changes promised by new owner Jim Crane.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2011
  6. Cameron Maybin, Michael Brantley among players with exploitable h...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft identifies hitters whose batting splits can be exploited down the stretch.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2011
  7. Prince Fielder breaks tie in eighth as Brewers sweep Astros

    Prince Fielder drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers beat Houston 5-4 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep after the Astros traded away center fielder Michael Bourn before the game started.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  8. 2011 All-Star Game: Yankees, Red Sox lead voting at many position...

    Based on that final balloting update, it appears the American League starting lineup for the All-Star game will be loaded with Yankees and Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2011
  9. The holdup to a Michael Young trade

    Buster Olney

    After the 2009 season, the Chicago Cubs endeavored to get rid of Milton Bradley long before the start of spring training because they understood how ugly it could get if he reported to their camp. Bradley had jousted with reporters in the last weeks ...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  10. MLB: The Texas Rangers' Michael Young's professionalism is workin...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes in his blog that Michael Young's professionalism is working against him in his efforts to get traded away from the Texas Rangers. Also: news and notes from around the league.

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2011
  11. MLB: Bernie Madoff scandal turning point for New York Mets

    Buster Olney

    Without knowing how much owner Fred Wilpon stands to lose, it's safe to assume the Bernie Madoff scandal will be considered a turning point in New York Mets history. Plus notes on Michael Young's future in Texas and Oakland's pursuit of Chone Figgins.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2011
  12. Will DH ultimately bore Michael Young?

    Jeff Caplan

    Since it became evident that the Texas Rangers were hot on the free-agent trail of nifty-fielding third baseman Adrian Beltre, and that to make it happen Michael Young would have to agree to move to designated hitter with a fielding role described as...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  13. Jeff Bagwell back with Houston Astros as hitting coach

    Jerry Crasnick

    Jeff Bagwell is a hardcore Hall of Fame candidate who finds himself back in the game as the Astros' hitting coach.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2010
  14. Jason Michaels' pinch-hit grand slam in 7th gives Astros 5th stra...

    Pinch-hitter Jason Michaels connected for a grand slam in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Sunday to complete the three-game sweep.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 01, 2010
  15. Be patient with slumping Mariners

    Eric Karabell

    When Baltimore Orioles right-hander Brad Bergesen brings a 7.36 ERA into a game and shuts you out into the eighth inning, you have some offensive problems. Such is the state of the Seattle Mariners, who were stymied by Bergesen on Wednesday. The M&#0...

    Blog | May 13, 2010
  16. Chone Figgins, Jose Lopez slumping, but fantasy owners should sti...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell examines the slumping Seattle Mariners, noting that two of its stars, Chone Figgins and Jose Lopez, should turn it around soon.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2010