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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
103-55 6-4 W1
87-70 6-4 W4
71-86 7-3 W5
66-90 3-7 L3
56-102 2-8 L6

Top Astros News

  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Heads to bench Saturday

    McCormick isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

    McCormick started the last six games and hit .318 with a home run, two runs, two RBI, a stolen base, three walks and six strikeouts. He'll get a breather while Jake Meyers draws the start in center field and bats eighth.

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  • Astros' Trey Mancini: On bench Saturday

    Mancini isn't starting Saturday against the Rays.

    Mancini will get a day off after he went 1-for-10 with a double, a run, an RBI, two walks and a strikeout over his last three games. Yordan Alvarez is serving as the designated hitter while Aledmys Diaz starts in left field.

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  • Astros' Josh James: Undergoes surgery

    James underwent surgery on his flexor tendon this week, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    James has spent the last several months recovering from a lat strain and suffered a setback during his rehab assignment in mid-September due to forearm discomfort. It's not yet clear whether the right-hander will be ready for spring training in 2023 following his procedure.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Knocks in two

    Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Friday against the Rays.

    Gurriel tallied two separate RBI knocks, including a single in the fourth inning and a double in the final frame. Despite hitting just .200 across his last 10 games, Gurriel has managed seven RBI in that span. He's maintained a .240/.286/.359 line across 567 plate appearances for the season.

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  • Astros' Alex Bregman: Tallies 23rd homer

    Bregman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Friday against the Rays.

    Bregman took Drew Rasmussen deep in the first inning to tally his 23rd homer of the season. Despite hitting only .232 across 24 games in September, Bregman reached base at a .353 clip with 12 runs scored and 15 RBI. Overall, he has a .262/.369/.463 line across 637 plate appearances on the season.

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  • Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Two hits in return

    Alvarez went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored Friday against the Rays.

    Alvarez missed one game due to an ankle injury, but he returned to extend his hitting streak to five games. Though he'll likely get some days off prior to the postseason, Alvarez is closing the regular season well by hitting .360 with 15 runs scored and 16 RBI across 22 games in September.

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  • Astros' Framber Valdez: Tagged for six runs

    Valdez (16-6) gave up six earned runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out two over 5.1 innings to take the loss in a 7-3 defeat against the Rays on Friday.

    Valdez struggled for his second start in a row after putting together an MLB-record 25 consecutive quality starts earlier in the season. The Rays made plenty of contact and Valdez gave up six earned runs in a game for only the second time this year. Nevertheless, 2022 has been a breakout campaign for Valdez who significantly upped his workload by pitching 196.1 innings to date with an ERA of 2.89. Depending on how the Astros decide to structure their rotation in the playoffs, the left-hander could be in line to make one last regular season start against the Phillies.

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  • Astros' Jose Urquidy: Moving to bullpen

    Urquidy will move to the bullpen for the rest of the season, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The Astros have upwards of seven deserving starting pitchers on the big-league roster, and with six games left this season, Urquidy will transition to relief. He wouldn't have been a part of the postseason starting rotation, so this gives him time to get accustomed to his role going forward. Framber Valdez would be on schedule to pitch the final game of the season, but the Astros could also start Hunter Brown if they want to save Valdez for the playoffs.

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  • Astros' Lance McCullers: Targeting Monday start

    McCullers (illness) is targeting a return Monday against the Phillies, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    McCullers missed his start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks due to an illness, but it looks as though he might only need to miss one turn in the rotation. He threw Friday and is in line for one more start before the end of the regular season, assuming he's cleared to pitch.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Sitting out Friday

    Maldonado isn't in the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay.

    After going 0-for-7 in Houston's last series against the Diamondbacks, Maldonado will yield catching duties to Christian Vazquez, who will bat eighth. This is the third time Maldonado has sat after making two consecutive starts, so it seems the Astros have fallen into a pattern behind the plate they like going forward.

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  • Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Returns to lineup Friday

    Alvarez (ankle) is starting Friday against the Rays.

    Alvarez sat out Wednesday's series finale against the Diamondbacks due to a left ankle injury, but he'll serve as the designated hitter and bat third a day later. The 25-year-old is riding a four-game hitting streak in which he's gone 5-for-11 with two RBI, a run, four walks and four strikeouts.

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  • Astros' Michael Brantley: Aiming to be ready for spring

    Brantley (shoulder) said Wednesday he should be ready to resume full baseball activities by spring training, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Though Brantley is set to become a free agent this winter, is turning 36 years old in May and is working back from August surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, he isn't yet ready to retire. Brantley's power production has trended down in recent seasons, and he's probably a better fit at designated hitter than in the corner outfield at this stage of his career, but his elite contact skills should be enough for him to secure a one-year deal on the open market.

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  • Astros' Yainer Diaz: Optioned to Triple-A

    Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.

    Diaz was subsequently placed on the Astros' taxi squad, so he will hang around the big-league club in case he's needed in the near future. The young backstop has one hit and a walk over just nine plate appearances this season. He will be replaced on the major-league roster by Jake Meyers, who was called up Thursday from Sugar Land.

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  • Astros' Jake Meyers: Recalled from minors

    Meyers was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.

    Meyers spent an extended period of time in Houston earlier this summer, recording a .557 OPS over 149 plate appearances. Since being shipped to Triple-A toward the end of August, he's slashed .337/.450/.543 over 111 plate appearances. He will likely serve as a depth piece in the Astros' outfield as they close out the season. In a corresponding move, Yainer Diaz was optioned to Triple-A, though he will remain with the big club on the taxi squad.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Homers, grabs three hits

    McCormick went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    McCormick was a thorn in Zac Gallen's side all night, first reaching on an infield single in the third inning before launching a two-run home run off the right-hander in the fifth. The left fielder also reached on a bunt single in his final at-bat and has now hit safely in six straight games. He's hitting .391 over that stretch a run scored and a stolen base in addition to his two-run shot Wednesday.

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  • Astros' Will Smith: Tagged with loss

    Smith (0-2) took the loss on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning.

    Smith entered for the 10th inning with the score tied 2-2 and retired two of the four batters he faces before being pulled in favor of righty Bryan Abreu. The left-hander is 0-2 in 11 September appearances, allowing four earned runs with 10 strikeouts and two walks over that stretch.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .247
(13th)
719
(8th)
209
(4th)
2.94
(2nd)

Injuries

Player Injury
L. McCullers SP Lance McCullers SP Illness
M. Brantley DH Michael Brantley DH Shoulder
J. James RP Josh James RP Forearm
J. Castro C Jason Castro C Knee

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