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Team W L Pct GB RS RA Diff Home Road East Cent West L10 Streak
z-Anaheim9457.623-73958615350-2644-3119-1424-939-268-2L 1
Oakland (2)8367.55310½68852915945-2838-3920-1217-1735-324-6L 1
Seattle (E)8169.54012½59449010438-4043-2917-1219-1436-324-6W 1
Houston (E)6784.44427593683-9036-4031-4416-1814-1633-375-5L 1
Arlington (E)5892.38735½585738-15328-4630-4610-2314-1924-405-5W 4

Last Game:
Indians 4
Astros 2




Despite Turmoil, Astros Achieving Goals
added 09/15/2014 by Bob Hulsey
The Astros seem to have climbed out of the basement this year but don't be so quick to credit the #process.

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September 17 - This Date in Astros History
September 17 - This Date in Astros History
September 17

2011 - With a 2-1 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Astros suffer the first 100-loss season in their 50-year history. For trivia buffs, the decisive run came in the fourth when rookie Bryan LaHair homered off rookie Henry Sosa. Houston would finish the season with the worst record in the majors at 56-106.
1993 - Pete Harnisch one-hits the Padres, 3-0 . The lone hit is a sixth-inning bunt by Jarvis Brown that many think should have been ruled an error on first baseman Chris Donnels. Donnels atones with a two-run double in the seventh to provide Harnisch offensive support.
1972 - Lee May and Cesar Cedeno drive in five runs apiece as Houston storms back to win a 15-11 slugfest over the Dodgers. A four-run seventh overcomes a 10-8 Los Angeles lead then May ices it with a three-run double. Fred Gladding calms the chaos for his 17th save.
1971 - Don Wilson fires a one-hitter and drives in two to sink the Reds, 4-1. The Astros make their second triple play of the season as Joe Morgan snares a blooper by Darrell Chaney, flips to Roger Metzger for the force at second, who then throws to John Mayberry at first. Wilson wins his 16th, contributing a suicide squeeze and an RBI single to his own cause.
1969 - Larry Dierker becomes the first Houston pitcher to reach 20 wins in a 2-1 victory at San Francisco. Jim Wynn and Doug Rader homer off Gaylord Perry for the decisive runs. For Giant fans, the chance to see Willie Mays hit his 600th homer is the big attraction but Dierker and Jim Bouton limit him to a single and two walks. The Astros are five games over .500 and 5-1/2 games out of first.


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Date      Opp      Result
9/01      off        --
9/02      ANA      W 8-3
9/03      ANA      W 4-1
9/04      off        --
9/05     @OAK      W 4-3
9/06     @OAK*     L 4-3
9/07     @OAK*     W 4-3
9/08     @SEA      L 4-1
9/09     @SEA      W 2-1
9/10     @SEA      W 5-2
9/11      off        --
9/12     @ANA     L 11-3
9/13     @ANA      L 5-2
9/14     @ANA*     W 6-1
9/15      CLE      W 3-1
9/16      CLE      L 4-2
9/17      CLE       ----
9/18      CLE       ----
9/19      SEA       ----
9/20      SEA       ----
9/21      SEA*      ----
9/22     @TEX       ----
9/23     @TEX       ----
9/24     @TEX       ----
9/25      off        --
9/26     @NYM       ----
9/27     @NYM       ----
9/28     @NYM*      ----
* - day game.

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May record:    15-14
June record:   12-15
July record:    8-17
August record: 15-14
Sept record:    8-5

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Houston Astros recap - 09/17/14 - Altuve Breaks Record In Loss To Tribe
Altuve Breaks Record In Loss To Tribe

Biggio, Altuve grasp hands after record
(c) Associated Press
With a rolling single up the middle off Corey Kluber in the seventh inning, Jose Altuve on Tuesday set a new franchise record for most hits in a season. He won't be stopping there. The AL batting leader has 211 hits on the year, snapping Craig Biggio's mark set in 1998, and still has 11 games on the schedule to add to his record.

The Venezuelan had previously tied the mark with a Biggioesque double down the third base line in the fifth. He has had multi-hit performances in the last six games, pushing his season batting average to .343. If that holds up, he'll become the first Astro ever to win a batting title.

Biggio was on hand to see his record broken. He sat in the field box next to Nolan Ryan. Altuve came over and shook Biggio's hand in the fifth after tying the mark. The two have met previously and Biggio says he is a big fan of his second base heir.

Unfortunately, this all came about during a 4-1 defeat to Kluber and the Cleveland Indians which snapped a two-game winning streak. Kluber earned his 16th win of the season, striking out 14 while allowing seven hits and one run over seven innings of work. Nick Tropeano, in his second start as an Astro, lasted five innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits while walking two. Despite the 1-1 record, "NiTro" still owns a solid 2.70 ERA.

Yan Gomes smashed a two-run homer in the sixth off a slumping Darin Downs to push the Tribe's advantage to 4-1 before Houston put on a final rally.

Marwin Gonzalez was the offensive star for the Astros. Batting from the fifth spot, he drove home Altuve in the first inning with a single to right to tie the game at one. In the eighth, Gonzalez was on the scoring end after consecutive singles by Max Stassi and Alex Presley.

Stassi, Altuve and Gonzalez each had two of Houston's nine hits. Robbie Grossman owned the Golden Sombrero with four punchouts.

In Wednesday night's 7:10 Central contest, Brett Oberholtzer (5-11) will seek to put himself and his team back on the winning track when he duels Carlos Carrasco (7-5). Oberholtzer could not get out of the fifth inning in his last start, an 11-3 loss to the Angels.



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