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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros dives back to first base against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For Astros

Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.

03/25/2014

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Ruiz, Asche Hit 3-Run HRs As Phillies Beat Astros

Carlos Ruiz and Cody Asche each hit a three-run homer to send the Philadelphia Phillies past a Houston Astros split squad 11-3 on Saturday.

03/08/2014

Jonathan Singleton of the Houston Astros poses for a portrait during photo day at Osceola County Stadium on February 28, 2012 in Kissimmee, Florida. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Former Phillies Phenom Says He’s Addicted To Weed

Jon Singleton is considered the top first base prospect in baseball — a big, dynamic left-handed hitter with power and composure who can use the entire field.

03/04/2014

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La Salle’s Christensen Sees Pro Dreams Come True, Drafted By Astros

You’d hard-pressed to find a college pitcher who had more success over a career than La Salle’s Pat Christensen.

06/10/2013

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TTYM: The Indy 500 Winner Buzz and Why You Should Never Eat At A Stadium

Tara Lipinsky brings you some of the most interesting sports stories you may not have heard about in That Thing You Missed.

05/31/2013

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Hamels Throws 5 Strong Innings, Phillies Beat Astros 7-1

Cole Hamels gave up one hit in five innings and Laynce Nix homered for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

03/10/2013

Astros' Justin Maxwell hits a two run home run off Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Phillies Shut Down By Astros, Lose 5-0

Dallas Keuchel pitched five-hit ball into the sixth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 Saturday and avoided their 100th loss of the season.

09/15/2012

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Phillies’ Worley Gives Up Two Runs In First Start

Vance Worley was not concerned about the two runs he gave up in his spring debut. He was busy tinkering with his new pitch.

03/07/2012

(Chad Qualls pitches against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 25, 2011.  Credit:  Hunter Martin/ Getty Images)

Phillies Sign RHP Chad Qualls to One-Year Deal

The team has signed veteran righthanded reliever Chad Qualls to a one-year deal worth $1.15 million.

01/31/2012

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Phillies Clinch Playoff Berth Behind Halladay

Roy Halladay pitched his 20th career shutout and the Philadelphia Phillies became the first team to reach the playoffs this season with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

09/14/2011

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Barmes’ 3-Run Homer Leads Astros Over Phillies 5-2

Clint Barmes hit a three-run homer and J.A. Happ pitched six solid innings against his former team as the Houston Astros beat Philadelphia 5-2 on Tuesday night, preventing the Phillies from wrapping up a playoff spot.

09/13/2011

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Phillies Look To Clinch Playoff Berth

The Phillies magic number to clinch a playoff berth remains at one. That means, of course, a win in Houston on Tuesday night or a Cardinals’ loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh, would send Philadelphia into baseball’s postseason for a fifth consecutive year.

09/13/2011

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MLB Made A Big Mistake

This story about the Mets not being able to wear FDNY or NYPD hats during their Sunday night game that nobody watched is shameful. I am mortified by that and furious that I probably know the people in that office that made that bad decision.

09/13/2011

Lee’s HR Leads Astros Over Phillies, 5-1

Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer off former teammate Roy Oswalt and the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Monday night.

09/12/2011

Phillies Sweep Astros

Roy Oswalt pitched six strong innings against his former team and Ryan Howard homered and drove in four runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies complete a season-opening, three-game sweep with a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

04/03/2011

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