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Team W L Pct GB RS RA Diff Home Road East Cent West L10 Streak
Houston5024.676-40828812023-1627-89-410-1026-106-4W 4
Anaheim3838.50013331328321-1617-228-69-1217-155-5W 1
Seattle3737.50013356361-523-1314-245-811-913-166-4W 4
Arlington3636.500133593372222-1714-194-97-615-196-4W 1
Oakland3142.42518½313398-8522-179-2511-76-712-234-6L 4

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June 23 - This Date in Astros History
June 23

1995 - Derek Bell caps a four-hit night with the game-winning RBI as he drives home Brian Hunter for a 3-2, twelve-inning triumph over the Cubs. Craig Shipley had tied it in the bottom of the ninth with a sacrifice fly off Randy Myers. Todd Jones fans five of the seven Chicagoans he faces to get the victory.
1993 - Eric Anthony smacks a three-run homer off Jim Gott in the top of the ninth to upend the Dodgers, 5-3. Luis Gonzalez had previously gone deep off Tom Candiotti. Doug Drabek hangs in long enough to claim the win.
1986 - Glenn Davis slugs a two-run shot off Ted Power in the bottom of the ninth to shock the Reds, 7-6. Davis had earlier singled home a run. Larry Andersen is the winning pitcher without officially facing a batter. He tags out Buddy Bell at the plate after tossing a wild pitch that ends a ninth-inning Cincinnati threat.
1975 - Bob Watson's three-run homer off Burt Hooton caps a six-run outburst against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wayne Granger pitches the final 2-2/3rds innings to save the 6-5 victory. Granger picks off Ron Cey at third base in order to preserve the win.
1973 - Tommy Helms goes 4-for-5 to spark a 6-3 victory over the Giants. Jerry Reuss takes the win and singles home Helms with the eventual game-winner. Rafael Batista gets his first big league hit.

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Date      Opp      Result
6/01      off        --
6/02     @TEX      W 7-1
6/03     @TEX      W 6-5
6/04     @TEX*     W 7-2
6/05     @KC       W 7-3
6/06     @KC       L 9-7
6/07     @KC       L 7-5
6/08     @KC       W 6-1
6/09      ANA      L 9-4
6/10      ANA*     W 3-1
6/11      ANA     L 12-6
6/12      TEX      L 6-1
6/13      TEX      L 4-2
6/14      TEX     W 13-2
6/15      off        --
6/16      BOS      L 2-1
6/17      BOS      W 7-1
6/18      BOS      L 6-5
6/19     @OAK      W 4-1
6/20     @OAK      W 8-4
6/21     @OAK      W 5-1
6/22     @OAK*    W 12-9
6/23     @SEA       ----
6/24     @SEA       ----
6/25     @SEA*      ----
6/26      off        --
6/27      OAK       ----
6/28      OAK       ----
6/29      OAK*      ----
6/30      NYY       ----
* - day game.

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June record:   12 - 8
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Houston Astros recap - 06/22/17 - Astros Sweep A's For 50th Win
Astros Sweep A's For 50th Win
10-0 Start Eases Into 12-9 Triumph

Paulino: Continues progress
(c) Associated Press
Maybe watching the first batter of the ballgame leave after getting hit by a high inside pitch was enough motivation or maybe it was just the knowledge that a four-game sweep of Oakland signals to the rest of the American League that Houston is back in the saddle after a few rocky weeks but the Astros pounded Jesse Hahn for ten runs in the first two innings on Thursday and cruised to a 12-9 drubbing over the A's to become the majors' first team to 50 wins this season.

Jake Marisnick and Marwin Gonzalez both drilled three-run homers in the eight-run second while Josh Reddick, the former Athletic, smashed three hits and scored four times.

Nori Aoki added three hits, including a pair of doubles, while Evan Gattis' bat is heating up, driving in three more runs Thursday. Houston has now won 8-of-9 against the AL West cellar dwellars.

David Paulino was the lucky beneficiary. He earned it, too, lasting into the sixth inning, allowing three runs on seven hits. The big guy fanned six for his second major league win.

Dayan Diaz appears to have taken the "Win a Free Trip to Fresno Sweepstakes" by giving up five runs in garbage time as the pesky A's tried to make the score respectable. Somebody has to be sent down when Lance McCullers is activated Saturday.

Chris Devenski put an exclamation point on the game by striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth for his third save.

As for George Springer, the man who got hit to start the game, he is listed as day-to-day (aren't we all?) with a contusion in his left hand. The team's home run leader may be given a couple of days to rest which the Astros can afford given the massive lead they have in the division.

The West Coast swing continues on Friday in Seattle when Joe Musgrove (4-6) challenges King Felix Hernandez (2-2) who is making his first start since April due to bursitis. The first pitch will be at 9:10 Central for you night owls.

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McCann, Gattis form a deadly combination - USA Today
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Tucker stays hot, homers again for Hooks - Astros.com
Historic pace not fazing red-hot Astros - Astros.com
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Astros win race to 50 victories, sweep A's - Astros.com
Morton pitches 2 innings in first rehab start - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Josh Reddick 'hurting' over A's decision to DFA Stephen Vogt - Houston Chronicle
Springer 'OK' after injury scare - Houston Chronicle
Astros use 8-run inning to complete sweep of Athletics - Houston Chronicle
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A’s at a loss to figure out how to end Astros’ mastery - San Jose Mercury News
Fiers stays hot as Astros top Athletics - Reuters
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Springer keys big 1st inning that leads Astros past A's 8-4 - Associated Press
Luhnow sees late-developing trade market - Houston Chronicle
Davis signs with Astros - WV MetroNews
Gonzalez does it all for Astros - USA Today
Orbit lobbies for All-Star Game votes at city council - KHOU-TV
Meyers signs with Astros - Omaha World-Herald
Matijevic signs with Astros - Arizona Desert Swarm
Astros sign former CATA pitcher Hardy - Enquirer-Journal
Assessing Astros' trade needs as baseball's best team faces high cost of title dreams - Sports Illustrated
Kerns signs free agent deal with Astros - Sooner Sports
Astros at top, Rangers among Walking Dead in MLB Power Rankings - Austin American-Statesman
Astros sign 10 players from 2017 MLB Draft class - KHOU-TV
Coming off first win, Paulino set to face A's - Astros.com
Tommy John surgery ends Gustave's season - Astros.com
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Fiers stays hot, pitches Astros past A's - Astros.com
Darryl Kile, former Astros pitcher and fan favorite, died 15 years ago - Houston Chronicle
Julks to begin pro career with Astros' Tri-City affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Gustave has Tommy John surgery - Houston Chronicle
Orbit visits city hall and tosses T-shirts at council members - Houston Chronicle
Fiers continues season turnaround in Astros' win over Athletics - Houston Chronicle
After adjusting to heavy dosage of sliders, Bregman heating up - Houston Chronicle
Fiers Cooks A's; Correa Stars In 5-1 Victory
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A’s host Astros in matchup of hot pitchers - Stats
Springer leads Astros past Athletics - Reuters
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Possible audition for A’s Sonny Gray not good against Astros - San Francisco Chronicle
Sonny digs big hole in A’s loss to Astros - San Francisco Examiner
In 5-game Astros trial, Fisher shows MLB chops - Houston Chronicle
Springer on pace to shatter career high in homers - Houston Chronicle
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Astros use long ball to beat Oakland - Sports Xchange
Astros launch 3 to beat A's 4-1 - Associated Press
Late night viewing: Astros ratings strong - Houston Chronicle
Fiers looks to keep rolling vs. Oakland - Astros.com
Astros trio on pace for All-Star start - Astros.com
McCullers set to return Saturday vs. Seattle - Astros.com
Altuve fell down after a hard swing - Astros.com
Martes bends, doesn't break to earn 2nd win - Astros.com
Astros' five-run first inning holds up vs. A's - Astros.com
If results hold, Astros would have three starters in ASG - Houston Chronicle
McCullers to rejoin Astros' rotation Saturday at Seattle - Houston Chronicle
Morton to pitch two or three innings in Thursday's AAA rehab start - Houston Chronicle
Single-season record for leadoff homers in reach for Springer - Houston Chronicle
Astros tag Gray for five-run first in win over A's - Houston Chronicle
Five-Run First Topples Gray, A's
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Reddick returns in time to face former A’s team - Stats
Martes welcomes Cueto comparison - Houston Chronicle
Hinch credits more controlled swings for Springer's home run spike - Houston Chronicle
Astros launch 3 to beat Oakland A's 4-1 - Associated Press
Astros end A’s win streak - San Francisco Chronicle
Makeshift rotation tries to keep Astros afloat - Associated Press
McCullers has 'normal' routine in 'pen session - Astros.com
Reddick set to return as Martes faces A's - Astros.com
Relay key in Astros' victory - Astros.com
Astros use homers, defense to beat A's - Astros.com
Astros to face off against potential trade target in A's Sonny Gray - Houston Chronicle
McCullers feels "normal" in bullpen session - Houston Chronicle
Springer belts 20th homer in Astros' win over A's - Houston Chronicle
Astros demote Fisher to Class AAA - Houston Chronicle
Peacock Struts, Homers Fly In 4-1 Win
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Surging Athletics face major leagues' best Astros - Stats
'Go Go Astros' songwriter Mack Hayes, 72, still singing, going strong - KHOU-TV
Bogaerts leads Red Sox by Astros - Sports Xchange
Hinch impressed with rival Red Sox - Boston Herald
Red Sox fan tells on Astros fan who interfered with ball - Yahoo Sports
Is any team having more fun than the Astros? - ESPN
Peacock seeks better fate this time vs. A's - Astros.com
Astros' missed chances costly in loss - Astros.com
Starters making progress in rehabs - Astros.com
Astros' 3 HRs not enough as Sox take series - Astros.com
Adjusted swing making McCann a force against lefthanders - Houston Chronicle
Astros' battered rotation to take major step in rehab this week - Houston Chronicle
Bogaerts' 2 homers propel Red Sox past Astros - Houston Chronicle
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Astros sail to 7-1 win over Red Sox behind Paulino - Reuters
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Homers lift Astros over Porcello, Sox - Associated Press
Porcello’s struggles continue in Red Sox’ loss to Astros - Boston Globe
Reddick finds a home with Astros - Patriot Ledger
Astros appreciate balance that fatherhood brings to baseball - Houston Chronicle
Gonzalez an underrated part of MLB-best Astros - Fan Rag Sports
Perez spins seven strong for Buies Creek - Astros.com
Musgrove, Price set for Father's Day faceoff - Astros.com
Paulino gets confidence boost in 1st MLB win - Astros.com
Astros wear blue to raise cancer awareness - Astros.com
Astros pummel Porcello, knot series with Sox - Astros.com
Morton scheduled to begin rehab assignment next week - Houston Chronicle
Musgrove aiming for 100 pitches in Sunday night start for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Pitchers attacking Altuve with fewer fastballs in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Astros score 7 runs off Rick Porcello to beat Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
Astros pound Porcello, beat Sox 7-1
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Pettis' send, Springer's out capture off night for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Betts home run lifts Red Sox past league-leading Astros - Boston Herald
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Betts home run snaps tie, lifts Red Sox past Astros - Associated Press
Rebuilding of Astros' fan support on track but taking time - Houston Chronicle
Barnes, Springer love trading trash talk - NESN
Evaluating health of relievers ‘impossible,’ according to Astros GM - Providence Journal
Hinch offers updates on injured players - KPRC-TV
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