Houston Astros

3rd AL West | 83-75
  • Batting Avg
    .246 AVG
  • Runs
    715 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.00 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    177 HR
  • Astros down Angels in 4-1 Victory
    The Crawfish Boxes

    Astros down Angels in 4-1 Victory

    The 2016 AL Wild Card race continues and the Houston Astros remain in contention after a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. As of this posting, the Astros are still 3.0 games back of the second wild card spot. The good news? A bunch of teams going for the wild card are facing each other this week so there's a shot that if we take care of business we sneak in. Cross your fingers, everyone! Tonight was a display of power by our beloved Astros. Three solo home runs left the park today to drive the home team to victory. Evan Gattis, Tony Kemp (you read that right!) and Tyler White all spanked the ball over the fence. Well done gentlemen! The other run to score for the Astros came

  • The Seattle Times

    Path to the postseason: Mariners still have 22 percent chance of making playoffs

    The Mariners are clinging to hope in the American League wild-card race, sitting two-games back from the second playoff slot with just six games remaining in the regular season Tuesday morning. With their 4-3 victory Monday over the Astros, the M’s improved to 83-73 and increased their wild-card lead over Houston to 1.5 games. The Astros are now 3.5 games back in the wild-card race. But two teams still stand in Seattle’s way: The Detroit Tigers are tied at 2.0 games back, and the Baltimore Orioles are holding their wild-card position 1.0 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. So, how likely are the M’s to make it to the postseason? Before Tuesday’s games across the MLB, FiveThirtyEight gave the

  • Speedy Villar shows more power in Brewers' 8-3 win vs. Texas
    Washington Post

    Speedy Villar shows more power in Brewers' 8-3 win vs. Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas — The Milwaukee Brewers hoped they were getting a stolen base threat when they acquired infielder Jonathan Villar from the Houston Astros last November. It turns out they got a budding power hitter, too. Villar, the major leagues’ stolen base leader, hit his 17th and 18th home runs and had a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Monday night. “I don’t think about that,” Villar said of hitting homers. “I need a base hit because I need more stolen bases.” Villar has 59 steals, one more than the Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton. He would become the franchise’s third stolen base champion, joining Scott Podsednik