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Team W L Pct GB RS RA Diff Home Road East Cent West L10 Streak
Arlington4927.645-3713224928-1221-1510-77-526-138-2W 2
Houston3937.513103373261122-1517-227-911-813-168-2L 1
Seattle3838.500113703274317-1921-199-66-1115-193-7L 1
Oakland3243.42716½301360-5916-2216-217-129-814-185-5L 1
Anaheim3244.42117326361-3516-2316-211-910-915-173-7W 1

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2003 - Infielder Dave Matranga homers in his first big league at bat as part of a four-homer assault, but it isn't enough as the Texas Rangers stop the Astros, 10-7, at Minute Maid Park. Lance Berkman, Morgan Ensberg and Jeff Bagwell also go yard but the bullpen isn't up to the task of replacing rookie starter Rodrigo Rosario after he leaves with a shoulder strain in the second inning.
2002 - Pinch-hitter Gregg Zaun blasts a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth off Byung-Hyun Kim to stun the Diamondbacks, 7-4. Octavio Dotel is the surprise winner. Lance Berkman and Brad Ausmus also go deep.
1989 - Craig Biggio cracks a pinch-hit three-run homer off Steve Bedrosian to rock the Giants, 7-5. With Houston battling San Francisco for the NL West lead, they rally from a 5-3 eighth-inning deficit when Ken Caminiti doubles off Jeff Brantley. Rafael Ramirez singles him home then Bill Doran walks setting up Biggio's game-winner. Danny Darwin fans five of the seven batters he faces to notch the victory.
1987 - Kevin Bass becomes the first Astro to collect four extra-base hits in a game. He gets a "cycle plus one", legging out his second double for his final hit of the game after earlier hitting a homer and a triple. Houston wins, 6-5, over the Giants as Larry Andersen saves it for Jim Deshaies.
1969 - Orlando "Marty" Martinez, a utility man picked up in an off-season trade with Atlanta, drives home Curt Blefary in the ninth inning for a 5-4 triumph over the Braves. It is the Astros' tenth straight win, the second time they've reached that plateau that season.

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Date      Opp      Result
6/01      ARI      W 5-4
6/02      ARI*     L 3-0
6/03      OAK     W 12-2
6/04      OAK*     W 6-5
6/05      OAK*     W 5-2
6/06     @TEX      L 6-5
6/07     @TEX      L 4-3
6/08     @TEX      W 3-1
6/09     @TEX*     L 5-3
6/10     @TAM      L 4-3
6/11     @TAM*     W 4-3
6/12     @TAM*     L 5-0
6/13      off        --
6/14     @STL      W 5-2
6/15     @STL      W 4-1
6/16      off        --
6/17      CIN      L 4-2
6/18      CIN*     W 5-4
6/19      CIN*     W 6-0
6/20      ANA     W 10-7
6/21      ANA      W 3-2
6/22      ANA*     W 3-2
6/23      off        --
6/24     @KC      W 13-4
6/25     @KC      W 13-5
6/26     @KC*      L 6-1
6/27     @ANA       ----
6/28     @ANA       ----
6/29     @ANA*      ----
6/30      off        --
* - day game.

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Houston Astros recap - 06/27/16 - Kennedy, Royals Avoid Sweep
Kennedy, Royals Avoid Sweep
Gattis HR Only Astros Tally

Gattis: Lone bright spot
(c) Associated Press
Houston's seven-game winning streak ended Sunday in Kansas City when Ian Kennedy increased his career mark over the Astros to 4-0 with a 6-1 decision. Kendrys Morales belted two solo homers for the Royals and Cheslor Cuthbert also went deep off Doug Fister to give Kennedy all the support he needed.

Kennedy fanned eleven and gave up three hits in seven innings. One of those hits was a solo shot by Evan Gattis in the sixth which tied the game at one apiece.

Then the Royals, who showed their comeback mettle on the path to the Worlds Championship last season, broke it open with five runs in the seventh for the knockout blow.

The loss didn't hurt the Astros that badly. They fell back a game to Kansas City in the Wild Card standings but are still just 1-1/2 games behind Toronto and 2-1/2 games behind Boston for the two wild card spots. That's a lot better off than they were a few weeks ago.

Now the 39-37 Astros will venture to the Big A for a three-game set against the Angels in Anaheim. Collin McHugh (5-5) will lock up with Matt Shoemaker (3-8) in the 9:05 Central opener. Both were effective last week when the two teams played in Houston.

In other news, the Astros announced they were promoting infielder Alex Bregman and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez from AA Corpus Christi to AAA Fresno, right after they participate in the Texas League All-Star Game on Tuesday. Bregman has sailed through the minors, batting .297 with 14 homers, after being selected second overall in the 2015 June draft.

Hernandez has hit .305 with six homers and 29 steals at Corpus and the Astros made room for him when they sold Eury Perez to the Tampa Bay Rays last week.

After this series in Anaheim, the Astros will fly home and spend their final 10 games in Houston before the All-Star Break. - Bob Hulsey

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Bregman’s promotion comes at a perfect time - Today's Knuckleball
Astros promoting Bregman to Class AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Angels preview - Stats
Preview: Astros at Angels - Sports Xchange
Royals finish what Ian Kennedy starts in 6-1 victory over Astros - Kansas City Star
McHugh, Astros eye contined success against Angels - Astros.com
Altuve isn't buying the hype for AL MVP race - Astros.com
Fister can't execute in first loss since April - Astros.com
Astros dinged by Royals' dingers in finale loss - Astros.com
Bregman, Hernandez to be called up to Triple-A - Astros.com
Watch Altuve fall trying to hit for the cycle - Houston Chronicle
Reed gets first start at first base - Houston Chronicle
Altuve's Iron Man streak may end soon - Houston Chronicle
Royals snap Astros' seven-game winning streak - Houston Chronicle
Kennedy, Royals Avoid Sweep
- Astros Daily
Altuve carries Astros to rout of Royals - Sports Xchange
Royals suffer another rout in 13-5 loss to Astros - Kansas City Star
Fister's turnaround with Astros is a salute to military - Houston Chronicle
Fister aims to stay hot as Astros seek sweep of KC - Astros.com
Martes, Tucker among top prospect performers Saturday - Astros.com
Wheels come off for Altuve, falls shy of cycle - Astros.com
Reed collects first MLB RBI - Astros.com
Altuve's 4 hits, 7-run frame key Astros' victory - Astros.com
Cycle crash part of stellar day for Altuve, fan - Astros.com
Astros designate for assignment Alfredo Gonzalez - Houston Chronicle
Astros prospect David Paulino serving team-imposed suspension - Houston Chronicle
Reed eases into major-league life with debut as DH - Houston Chronicle
Astros erupt early again, blitz Royals for second consecutive game - Houston Chronicle
Altuve, Astros, Crown Royals Again, 13-5
- Astros Daily
Astros embarrass Volquez, defending World Series champions Royals - Omnisport
Astros-Royals preview - Stats
Volquez’s disastrous start against Astros among worst ever - Sports Illustrated
Springer slam starts Astros' surge past Royals - Sports Xchange
Preview: Astros at Royals - Sports Xchange
Volquez rocked in Royals’ 13-4 loss to Astros - Kansas City Star
Springer slam starts Astros' surge past Royals - Reuters
Astros blast Royals 13-4 - Associated Press
Terre Haute's A.J. Reed promoted to Houston Astros - Terre Haute Tribune Star
Fiers aiming to help Astros stay tough on KC - Astros.com
Hinch lobbying for Harris to earn All-Star nod - Astros.com
Astros to call up slugger Reed for MLB debut - Astros.com
Astros ride 9-run 1st inning in rout of Royals - Astros.com
Bop of the 1st vs. KC: Triple, slam by George! - Astros.com
Gordon could return in time to face Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros call up Reed - Houston Chronicle
Valbuena expected to return to lineup Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Springer's historic night helps Astros torch Royals - Houston Chronicle
Fiers aiming to help Astros stay tough on KC - Astros.com
Hinch lobbying for Harris to earn All-Star nod - Astros.com
Astros to call up slugger Reed for MLB debut - Astros.com
Astros ride 9-run 1st inning in rout of Royals - Astros.com
Bop of the 1st vs. KC: Triple, slam by George! - Astros.com
Gordon could return in time to face Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros call up Reed - Houston Chronicle
Valbuena expected to return to lineup Saturday - Houston Chronicle
Springer's historic night helps Astros torch Royals - Houston Chronicle
Springer Stinger: Astros Crush Royals, 13-4
- Astros Daily
Low-profile Astros 'pen is now baseball's best - Astros.com
Rays acquire Astros' Eury Perez - Tampa Bay Times
Gonzalez viable option at first - Houston Chronicle
Rasmus strange cat in good way - San Antonio Express-News
Rodgers featured in duel of the day - Astros.com
Harris key to Astros' bullpen - Astros.com
Correa, Altuve, Keuchel among MLB's top 50 players - Houston Chronicle
On deck: Astros at Royals - Houston Chronicle
Astros have done 'homework' on Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel - Houston Chronicle
Correa's power surge perks up Astros - Houston Chronicle
Judge resets sentencing date for ex-Cardinals executive - Houston Chronicle
Angels swept by Astros, 3-2 - Los Angeles Times
Astros' top draft pick proves he can set goal and achieve it - Houston Chronicle
Astros get over the .500 mark - Associated Press
Angels drop 10 games below .500 in loss to Astros - OC Register
Patients go to Astros game to assist with rehab - KPRC-TV
Ex-Heights pitcher Whitley signs with Astros - San Antonio Express-News
Is Astros' sudden turnaround enough to make them contenders again? - Sports Iluustrated
Keuchel, Volquez square off in ALDS rematch - Astros.com
Big triple emblematic of Marwin's hot June - Astros.com
Fundamentals key to win - Astros.com
Astros sweep Angels with 5th straight win - Astros.com
Astros minor leaguer Juan Minaya claimed by White Sox - Houston Chronicle
Altuve takes over MLB's iron man title - Houston Chronicle
Astros clip Angels, move over .500 mark - Houston Chronicle
Correa OK after fouling ball off his foot - Houston Chronicle
Astros winning - Houston Chronicle
Astros Sweep; Leap Past Seattle Into 2nd
- Astros Daily
Astros sign top draft pick Whitley - Astros.com
Astros agree to deal with first-round pick Forrest Whitley - Houston Chronicle
Springer takes his turn at DH for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Angels can't protect one-run lead in loss to Astros, 3-2 - Los Angeles Times
Angels-Astros preview - Stats
Street blows lead as floundering Angels lose to Astros - OC Register
Preview: Angels at Astros - Sports Xchange
Astros rally to beat Angels in ninth - Associated Press
Correa walk-off pushes Astros past Angels - Reuters
Reed heats up, catches Astros’ attention - WTHI-TV
McCullers looks to help Astros gain ground in AL West - Astros.com
Altuve widens lead at 2B in AL All-Star vote - Astros.com
High-pressure situations don't bother Correa - Astros.com
Correa's big night sinks Angels - Astros.com
Astros show resiliency to reach .500 - Astros.com
Valbuena earns playing time against lefties - Houston Chronicle
Video addiction, altered stride sparked Danny Worth’s return to majors - Houston Chronicle
Astros use huge 9th inning to take down Angels - Houston Chronicle
Correa Stuns Angels in Walk-Off Fashion
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