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
  • 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