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New Astros Owner Fires GM, Team President

AP | By KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 11.28.2011 | Sports

HOUSTON -- 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 o...

MLB Forcing Astros Out Of NL

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports

HOUSTON — Major League Baseball told Houston businessman Jim Crane it would not approve his purchase of the Astros unless he agreed to move the ...

It's In the Cards! Redbirds Surging Into Playoffs

AP | By CHRIS DUNCAN | Posted 11.28.2011 | Sports

HOUSTON -- Tony La Russa clicked photos with his cell phone as the St. Louis Cardinals danced, yelled and doused each other with beer and champagne in...

Cardinals Beat Astros To Pull Even With Braves

AP | CHRIS DUNCAN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Sports

HOUSTON — Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals completed one of the more remarkable comebacks in baseball history, clinching the NL wild ...

One Double, One Triple, Four Homers, And 19 Singles

AP | Posted 11.25.2011 | Denver

HOUSTON -- One after another, the hits kept on coming for the Colorado Rockies. One double, one triple, four homers and 19 singles sprayed around Min...

Rockies' Skid Grows To Season-Long 8 Games

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Denver

HOUSTON — The Rockies left Colorado for the season, but weren't able to leave their losing behind. Rookie right-hander Alex White (2-3) was pun...

Troy Tulowitzki Scores On Wild Pitch As Rockies Beat Astros

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies know the odds are against them making another run at the playoffs. History and a strong homestand have them believing t...

Rockies Third Baseman To Start Against Astros

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have called up third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to start Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros. The Rockies a...

Smith Smashes A Nearly 500 Foot Homer Into The Upper Deck

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Seth Smith's tape-measure drive gave the Colorado Rockies something to talk about. Jonathan Herrera's homer gave them a victory. Smith an...

CarGo, Chacin Lead Rockies Past Astros

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Seth Smith and Jonathan Herrera each hit a two-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 8-6 on Tuesday night. Rex Br...

Phillies Make Splash Before Trade Deadline

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 09.28.2011 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Hunter Pence is adding his big bat to a pennant race. Philadelphia is counting on its latest All-Star acquisition from Houston t...

Cancelled Space Shuttle Program Hurts Houston Ego, Economy

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — The end of the space shuttle program is hitting its Florida launch home in the pocketbook with some areas practically becoming economic gh...

WATCH: Astros Fan's Great Escape

Posted 07.14.2011 | Sports

In the middle of Friday's game between the Houston Astros and New York Mets, an Astros fan decided to jump onto the field. The cops chased him around ...

MLB Outfielder Carted Off Field After Collision

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2011 | Sports

HOUSTON — Houston Astros left fielder Carlos Lee has been carted off the field after he was injured in a collision with shortstop Angel Sanchez. ...

Phillies Rally In Ninth To Win

AP | ROB MAADDI | Posted 06.01.2011 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. lined an RBI single off closer Brandon Lyon that capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the nin...

Saying Goodbye to Andy Pettitte

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tony Sachs

It's easy, in the hazy, nostalgic glow of his farewell, to forget that Pettitte wasn't as beloved by the Yankees' front office as he was by the fans until quite recently.

Clint Barmes Traded From Colorado To Houston For Pitcher Felipe Paulino

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HOUSTON — Clint Barmes is looking forward to returning to his favorite position after being traded from the Colorado Rockies to Houston for pitc...

Columnist: Roger Clemens A Self-Inflicted Disaster

MLB FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

It's sad to see a man torch his own image. With all due disrespect to Favre, Woods, Michael Vick, John Edwards and British Petroleum, nobody has ruine...

Houston Astros Owner Puts Franchise Up For Sale

AP | CHRIS DUNCAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

HOUSTON — Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane is putting his franchise up for sale. The 74-year-old McLane said he's retained the New York inve...

ClemensGate: Why Liars Make Us So Upset

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Ropeik

Down in the hard wiring and chemistry of the brain's survival instincts, if you show someone a picture of Roger Clemens and talk about the charges that he lied, it's like showing them a picture of a snake.

WATCH: Fan Lets Foul Ball HIT Girlfriend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

A trip to the ballpark took a painful turn for one fan when she was struck by a foul ball Monday night -- all because her boyfriend ducked out of the ...

Embarrassing: Astros Infielder Hurts Himself Putting On A SHIRT

Huffington Post | Eric Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

On Sunday, Geoff Blum went on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Not terribly bizarre. But Blum's injury is one of a kind. After his game on T...

Wait 'Til Next March: A Spring Training Fan's Lament

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tony Sachs

Spring training has a completely different vibe than the regular baseball season. The parks are much smaller, the crowds are more subdued; it's a quieter, more contemplative experience.

Brandon Lyon Astros, Source Says

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Reliever Brandon Lyon reached a preliminary agreement with the Houston Astros on a $15 million, three-year contract, a person fam...

Of Myers, Moehler, and the Limits of Snark

Carson Cistulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Carson Cistulli

In the event that you haven't heard, the Houston Astros have gone and signed Brett Myers. Here's the thing, though: the signing of Myers gives the Astros six starters.