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May 27

2008 - Hunter Pence goes 5-for-5 and Miguel Tejada blasts a two-run homer to pace an 8-2 win in St. Louis behind seven strong innings from Shawn Chacon. The Astros and Cardinals are in a tie for second in the division behind Chicago.
1995 - James Mouton sends the Astrodome fans home happy with a tenth-inning homer off Mike Stanton to stun the Braves, 3-2. John Hudek picks up the victory.
1989 - Glenn Davis drills a two-run, two-out homer in the bottom of the ninth to tie Pittsburgh. In the 12th, he reaches on an error by Bobby Bonilla and Rafael Ramirez drives him home for the 5-4 triumph.
1969 - Doug Rader belts a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth off Luis Peraza to beat the Phillies, 6-2. Don Wilson strikes out 13 and goes the distance for the victory. Denis Menke also homers.
1968 - San Diego and Montreal are awarded NL expansion teams for 1969 and Dallasites are quick to blame Houston's Judge Roy Hofheinz for the snub. Montreal doesn't even have a minor league team at the time. One Dallas paper prints a picture of the judge with a bullseye over it. The Astros celebrate by clubbing the Dodgers, 10-1. Dallas-Ft. Worth would get the old Washington Senators team in 1972. Elsewhere, Jeff Bagwell is born in Boston, MA. He owns many records for the Astros, including the career marks for home runs and runs batted in.

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Date      Opp      Result
5/01      NYY      L 4-0
5/02      NYY      L 4-0
5/03      NYY*     L 6-5
5/04     @ARZ      W 8-0
5/05     @ARZ      L 4-3
5/06     @ARZ*     L 3-1
5/07     @OAK     W 16-2
5/08     @OAK      W 4-2
5/09     @OAK*     W 4-1
5/10      off        --
5/11      TEX      L 1-0
5/12      TEX      W 6-1
5/13      TEX*     W 6-1
5/14     @ANA      L 2-1
5/15     @ANA      W 5-3
5/16     @ANA      W 2-0
5/17      off        --
5/18      CLE      W 4-1
5/19      CLE*     L 5-4
5/20      CLE      W 3-1
5/21      off        --
5/22      SF      W 11-2
5/23      SF*      W 4-1
5/24     @CLE      W 8-2
5/25     @CLE     W 11-2
5/26     @CLE      L 8-6
5/27     @CLE*      ----
5/28     @NYY*      ----
5/29     @NYY       ----
5/30     @NYY       ----
5/31      BOS       ----
* - day game.

April record:  20 - 10
May record     14 -  8
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Houston Astros recap - 05/27/18 - Houston Can't Keep Up With Tribe
Houston Can't Keep Up With Tribe
Altuve, Kemp Homer In 8-6 Loss

Altuve: 4-for-4 evening
(c) Associated Press
After a weather delay of over an hour, the Astros, decked in military drab surrendered to Cleveland on Saturday night, 8-6, which snapped a five-game Houston win streak.

Lance McCullers spun a one-hitter at the Indians last weekend so it only made sense he'd be knocked out of the box early in this one. Nursing a 2-1 lead, courtesy of a homer by Jose Altuve, McCullers was blasted for two-run homers in the third by "Wild Blue" Yonder Alonso and then by Jason Kipnis for a 5-2 Cleveland advantage.

Home runs were a theme of the night. After the Astros tacked on a run in the fifth via a Carlos Correa double, Edwin Encarnacion answered with a two-run shot that ended McCullers' night, trailing 7-3.

Lance's evening showed seven earned runs on six hits and two walks in 4-1/3rd innings. Tony Sipp recorded the final two outs in the fifth.

The Astros, who had made late comebacks in winning the first two games of the series, began cranking it up on Carlos Corrasco. After Evan Gattis drew a two-out walk in the sixth, Tony Kemp rifled a shot into the first row of the right field seats that cut the deficit to 7-5. Carrasco lasted 5-2/3rd innings while giving up five runs on seven hits and two walks.

Alex Bregman was initially called safe to lead off the seventh but replay overturned it. That proved crucial as Altuve stung a triple as the next batter. It was part of a four-hit night for Altuve who was just one base shy of the cycle. When Correa drove Jose home, it pulled Houston within 7-6 but, had the Bregman play not been changed, the contest would have been tied at seven.

Michael Brantley added an insurance run with a homer in the seventh off Brad Peacock. Tyler Olson and Dan Otero kept the Astros scoreless in the eighth before Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

The season finale occurs at 12:10 pm Central on Sunday with a battle that's a little personal. Gerrit Cole (5-1) and Trevor Bauer (4-3) were highly-recruited prospects who both signed with UCLA. In the 2011 draft, Cole went first to Pittsburgh and Bauer went third to the Indians. Bauer upped the ante by suggesting the Astros pitchers were using pine tar to improve their spin rate.

The Astros have a 4-2 lead in the season series and this game may have meaning if the two hurlers face off four months later in the playoffs.

- Bob Hulsey

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Astros stun Indians with 11 runs in last two innings - Reuters
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Astrodome's long-awaited historical marker will be unveiled next week - Houston Chronicle
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Astros had 'special' comments for Clevinger - Sporting News
Indians feel better about bullpen against Astros - Stats
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Clevinger's words proved prophetic as Indians fall to Astros, 8-2 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Itís May 24, and the Astrosí team ERA is 2.39 - SB Nation
The Astros staff is the best ever* - FanGraphs
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Astros ticket buyers notice dynamic prices after World Series win - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel ready for another shot at Kluber, Tribe - Astros.com
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This Astros prospect could be close to a callup - Astros.com
Hinch likes mixing, matching with OF options - Astros.com
Kemp makes leaping catch, then takes breather - Astros.com
Correa jumps over Altuve to make throw to first - Astros.com
Bregman, Marisnick power Astros' win with HRs - Astros.com
MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown - Houston Chronicle
'Juiced' balls hot topic again after MLB HR study - Houston Chronicle
Hinch sees value in Rays' strategy of starting relievers - Houston Chronicle
Hinch says matchups will sort out outfield carousel - Houston Chronicle
Astros' bats bombard Indians in series opener - Houston Chronicle
Bregman, Marisnick Crush Tribe
- Astros Daily
Indians, Astros series preview, pitching matchups - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Verlander off to one of best starts in past decade - Sports Illustrated
Astros top Giants 4-1 - Associated Press
MLB Power Rankings: Astros reclaim top spot from Yankees - Yahoo Sports
Giants swept in two games by Astros - San Jose Mercury News
Matijevic homers twice for Buies Creek - Astros.com
Morton eyes win No. 7 vs. Tribe - Astros.com
Reddick goes on DL with persistent infection - Astros.com
Springer's 10th HR backs Verlander in Astros' W - Astros.com
Hinch: Kemp is 'exactly what we needed' - Houston Chronicle
Astros give Verlander run support, win over Giants - Houston Chronicle
Verlander, Pen Belittle Giants
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Fayetteville team colors: Black, gray, and red - Ballpark Digest
Altuve standing tall again as Astros host Giants - Sports Xchange
Releasing Singleton ends one wager that Luhnow lost - Houston Press
Astros rough up Giants in Houston - Associated Press
Bottom of Astros' order topples Giants - Reuters
Astros as good as advertised, Giants shelled to start road trip in Houston - NBC Sports Bay Area
Davis gets first MLB start in left field with Derek Fisher on DL - Houston Chronicle
Astros' rotation making case as best ever - MLB.com
Astros show support for Santa Fe victims - Astros.com
Kemp's 5 RBIs, strong Cole propel Astros - Astros.com
Reddick goes on DL with persistent infection - Astros.com
Astros give World Series ring to former assistant hitting coach Alonzo Powell - Houston Chronicle
Bottom of lineup powers Astros' rout of Giants - Houston Chronicle
Astros put Reddick on DL, promote Marisnick - Houston Chronicle
McCann, Stassi showing progress at thwarting base runners - Houston Chronicle
Hinch: Kemp is 'exactly what we needed' - Houston Chronicle
Kemp Drives In 5 As Houston Romps
- Astros Daily
Rodriguez stumbles on a new way to spoil a potential no-hitter - Chicago Tribune
Wilson apologizes for making slavery comment during Astros TV broadcast - USA Today
Astros release former top prospect Singleton - Astros.com
Inbox: Would Astros consider trading a starter? - Astros.com
Astros-Giants a family affair for Cole, Crawford - Astros.com
Date set for longrunning Comcast SportsNet bankruptcy case hearing - Houston Chronicle
Astros part ways with Jon Singleton - Houston Chronicle
No trouble with Lance McCullers' curve - Houston Chronicle
Astros' rotation making case as best ever - MLB.com
McCullers, McCann carry Astros past Indians, 3-1 - Reuters
Bauer's behind-the-back catch dazzles Astros fans - Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cole looks to continue tear against Giants - Astros.com
Astros place Fisher on 10-day DL, recall Davis - Astros.com
McCullers' gem gives Astros series win vs. Tribe - Astros.com
Fisher suffering from digestive issues, weight loss - Houston Chronicle
McCann's home run helps secure Astros' win over Indians - Houston Chronicle
Astros Score Late To Scalp Tribe
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