Houston Astros

Astros Season Preview: Veterans join young nucleus

Astros Season Preview: Veterans join young nucleus

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March 27 The additions of Nori Aoki, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Josh Reddick put Hinch in position to construct his batting order and defensive alignment before the club went through the paces of actually preparing for the season. FULL STORY

Mid-spring Snapshot: Farm report for all 30 teams

Mid-spring Snapshot: Farm report for all 30 teams

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March 22 Here is a mid-spring farm report for each team as determined by The Sports Xchange's national network of baseball correspondents. FULL STORY

Mid-spring Buzz: Spring surprises for all 30 teams

Mid-spring Buzz: Spring surprises for all 30 teams

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March 22 Outfielder Jose Martinez appears to have a good chance at sticking on his first Opening Night roster. Martinez is batting .400 this spring with four homers and 13 RBI, adding nine walks for an on-base percentage of .510. FULL STORY

Mid-Spring Snapshot: Key question for all 30 teams

Mid-Spring Snapshot: Key question for all 30 teams

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March 21 Here is a look at the biggest unanswered question of spring training for each team, as determined by The Sports Xchange's national network of baseball correspondents. FULL STORY

Puerto Rico wins in 11, moves into WBC final

Puerto Rico wins in 11, moves into WBC final

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March 20 Eddie Rosario's sacrifice fly drove in Carlos Correa in the bottom of the 11th inning, giving Puerto Rico a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic semifinals at Dodger Stadium on Monday. FULL STORY

USA blanks Canada, advances in WBC

USA blanks Canada, advances in WBC

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March 13 Five American pitchers combined to throw a four-hit shutout as the United States earned a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic with an 8-0 victory over Canada on Sunday night in Miami. FULL STORY

MLB Recaps: Astros' McCullers in midseason form

MLB Recaps: Astros' McCullers in midseason form

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March 09 Astros right-hander Lance McCullers retired all six batters he faced in his first spring training appearance in a 3-0 victory over St. Louis. McCullers, ticketed for the starting rotation, missed the final two months of 2016 with a sprained FULL STORY

MLB Recaps: Morton's outing helps Astros past Mets

MLB Recaps: Morton's outing helps Astros past Mets

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March 08 Charlie Morton pitched three hitless innings, fanning four, and earned the win as the Houston Astros routed a New York split squad 12-2 on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Fla. FULL STORY

MLB Recaps: Sale allows two runs in Red Sox debut

MLB Recaps: Sale allows two runs in Red Sox debut

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March 06 Chris Sale allowed two runs and four hits over two innings in his unofficial Boston Red Sox debut in a 5-5 tie with the Houston Astros in Grapefruit League action Monday in West Palm Beach, Fla. FULL STORY

MLB Recaps: Taylor's bomb pushes Nats over Astros

MLB Recaps: Taylor's bomb pushes Nats over Astros

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February 28 Michael Taylor's ninth-inning homer sent the Washington Nationals to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday in an exhibition game in West Palm Beach, Fla. FULL STORY