8/2/2015 | Former waiver pickup McHugh keeps winning
Collin McHugh came to the Astros off waivers with a career record of 0-8 and two consecutive seasons with an ERA above 7.00. How he's transformed himself into a pitcher who's tied for the American League lead in wins with 13 after Sunday's 4-1 rubber-game victory over the D-backs is hard for even McHugh to answer.
8/2/2015 | Gomez loving 'Club Astros' environment
Walking in to any new environment is daunting. For the uninitiated, walking into the Astros' clubhouse after a win, though, it can get a bit more cumbersome. "I'm fine anywhere, but I love here," said Carlos Gomez as the fog thinned. "Those guys make me feel sexy."
8/2/2015 | Astros, Rangers resume rivalry in Arlington
Up-and-coming Astros rookie Lance McCullers duels with established Rangers veteran Colby Lewis on Monday night when the clubs begin a three-game series at Globe Life Park.
8/2/2015 | Fiers fired up to make Astros debut
Though the newest Astros pitcher comes to the clubhouse sporting a full beard, lockermate Dallas Keuchel shouldn't worry. "I grew it out for a while about a month ago," new Astros pitcher Mike Fiers said Sunday. "I think I just got lazy at the time and I just let it go. I'll try to keep it somewhat tame here. I don't think it'll get as wild as Keuchel, even though he keeps it pretty groomed."
8/2/2015 | Keuchel improves to 10-0 at home
A 44-pitch second inning aside, Dallas Keuchel remained perfect at home during the Astros' 9-2 win against the D-backs on Saturday. Keuchel's scoreless streak at Minute Maid Park came to an end in that frame at 15 1/3 innings and he uncharacteristically issued three walks, due he said to a little extra movement on his two-seam fastball.
8/2/2015 | Catching duo packing plenty of punch
To get a smile and a story out of Astros manager A.J. Hinch, mention one of two things -- Stanford or catchers. The Cardinal alum and seven-year Major League backstop is partial to the position, even joking in the dugout during Saturday's 9-2 win over Arizona that a solid chunk of Houston's offensive power squats behind the plate.
8/2/2015 | Correa continues ascent with first 2-HR effort
As Astros manager A.J. Hinch put it after Saturday's 9-2 win over the D-backs, it takes a man to go opposite field. Carlos Correa is a man.
8/1/2015 | Astros' McHugh, D-backs' Ray meet in finale
The D-backs and Astros wrap up a three-game Interleague series Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park with Arizona lefty Robbie Ray squaring off against Houston righty Collin McHugh in the rubber game.
8/1/2015 | Fiers set for Astros debut Tuesday
Though he still hadn't met Mike Fiers in person, Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced before Saturday's 9-2 win over the D-backs that Fiers -- acquired Thursday from the Brewers -- will start Tuesday against the Rangers in Arlington. Fiers will be activated Sunday, and Hinch announced after Saturday's game that Vincent Velasquez will be optioned to Double-A Corpus Christi in a corresponding roster move.
8/1/2015 | Duquette: Three biggest Deadline winners
While the actual Deadline day didn't feature many high-profile moves, the last week has been filled with them. Now that the dust has settled, here are the three clubs that I think improved the most as a result of Trade Deadline deals.
8/1/2015 | Gonzalez's mistake denies Castro a chance
Astros first baseman Marwin Gonzalez wasn't trying to make up for what was nearly a disastrous baserunning gaffe only moments earlier, when he didn't run hard out of the box and reached first only after D-backs pitcher Daniel Hudson dropped the ball for an error to extend the inning.
8/1/2015 | Gomez puts tough Astros debut behind him
Though his Astros debut didn't go as planned, Carlos Gomez remained upbeat and smiling in the clubhouse following Friday night's 6-4, 10-inning defeat against the D-backs, even taking the blame for the loss, which snapped Houston's seven-game home winning streak.