Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.
The “Take It on Back” singer does just that as he reminisces about the glory days of the Houston Astros and watching the legendary Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan hurl when he was a kid.
Here’s a quick and easy guide to Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city and the largest city in Texas.
Ryan Howard singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.
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.
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.
You’d hard-pressed to find a college pitcher who had more success over a career than La Salle’s Pat Christensen.
Tara Lipinsky brings you some of the most interesting sports stories you may not have heard about in That Thing You Missed.
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.
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.
Vance Worley was not concerned about the two runs he gave up in his spring debut. He was busy tinkering with his new pitch.
The team has signed veteran righthanded reliever Chad Qualls to a one-year deal worth $1.15 million.
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.