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August 23 - This Date in Astros History
August 23

1998 - Craig Biggio and Brad Ausmus team up to massacre the Cubs, 13-3. Biggio blasts a pair of three-run homers for six RBIs while Ausmus drives in five on a 4-for-4 afternoon at Wrigley. Jose Lima is the beneficiary in an easy win.
1992 - Jimmy Jones and three relievers outpitch Curt Schilling, 3-1, completing a three-game sweep over the Phillies and ending a 26-game road trip. Houston is 12-14 on the marathon tour. They manage just four hits off Schilling but two of them are RBI singles by Luis Gonzalez and Jeff Bagwell to give Jones all the runs he needs.
1980 - Joe Niekro comes on in relief to start the 16th inning of a scoreless tie with the Cubs at the Dome. He wins it himself an inning later when he drives home Enos Cabell for a 1-0 triumph in 17 frames. Houston pitchers allow just seven hits to increase their lead in the NL West to three games over Los Angeles.
1967 - Jim Wynn cracks his 30th home run of the season during a 9-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Clay Carroll is the victim. Wynn is the first Houston player to reach that plateau and no other Astro would join him until Glenn Davis in 1986.
1964 - Don Larsen, of World Series no-hit fame, tosses a five-hitter in the Texas heat to best Warren Spahn and the Milwaukee Braves, 7-1. It is Larsen's first complete game in five years. Bob Aspromonte and Walt Bond launch solo bombs to pace the Colts. Rookie catcher Jerry Grote adds two hits, including a two-run double.

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Date      Opp      Result
8/01      TOR      W 3-1
8/02      TOR      W 8-2
8/03      TOR*     W 6-1
8/04      off        --
8/05     @PHI      L 2-1
8/06     @PHI     L 10-3
8/07     @PHI      L 6-5
8/08      TEX      W 4-3
8/09      TEX      W 8-3
8/10      TEX*     L 6-2
8/11      MIN      L 4-2
8/12      MIN     W 10-4
8/13      MIN*     L 3-1
8/14     @BOS      L 9-4
8/15     @BOS      W 5-3
8/16     @BOS     L 10-7
8/17     @BOS*     W 8-1
8/18      off        --
8/19     @NYY      W 7-4
8/20     @NYY      W 5-2
8/21     @NYY*     L 3-0
8/22     @CLE      W 5-1
8/23     @CLE       ----
8/24     @CLE*      ----
8/25      OAK       ----
8/26      OAK       ----
8/27      OAK       ----
8/28      TEX       ----
8/29      TEX       ----
8/30      TEX       ----
8/31      TEX*      ----
* - day game.

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June record:  12-15
July record:   8-17
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Houston Astros recap - 08/23/14 - Wild Ninth Goes Astros' Way
Wild Ninth Goes Astros' Way

Singleton (r): 3 (ahem) insurance runs
(c) Associated Press
The Astros managed just four hits on Thursday in New York. On Friday, they were limited to just three hits in Cleveland. Somehow, they still won the second contest by four runs, 5-1, in a game that can only be described as one of those that make box scores readers scratch their heads. Houston won their fifth in the past eight road ventures.

Marwin Gonzalez ripped a solo homer off Carlos Carrasco in the fifth for the game's first run. Cleveland's Zach Walters matched the feat with a solo shot off Brad Peacock in the bottom half of the fifth.

Peacock looked as impressive as he has in some time. He tossed five innings of two-hit ball, striking out four and walking none. However, he left in the sixth inning with mild forearm tightness which was enough for Bo Porter to pull the plug on his night.

Carrasco went six frames, also allowing one run on two hits. He fanned eight and walked two.

Kevin Chapman worked 1-2/3rd innings of relief and got his ERA below 10.00 for the first time all season. Tony Sipp worked through a shaky eighth as the Tribe saw two runners tossed out on the bases.

Then came the ninth where the Astros posted four runs on one hit against Cody Allen. Chris Carter drew a one-out walk. Dexter Fowler reached on a throwing error by first baseman Carlos Santana that advanced Carter to third.

Fowler sought to steal second with Jason Castro at the plate. Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez bounced the throw and it skipped off an infielder out into center for a two-base error. Pinch-runner Gregorio Petit pranced home with the go-ahead run then Castro walked.

One out later, Jon Singleton sent a screaming liner down into the left field corner and over the wall for a three-run homer that spelled doom for the home team. Singleton, it should be noted, had he started the season as an Astro and played an entire 162-game season at his present pace, would finish the year with 27 homers and 93 RBIs.

An achy Chad Qualls came on for the save and saw the first two Indians reach base (one by error) then retired Michael Brantley on a liner and coaxed Santana to tap into a 6-3 double play to end the game.

The Indians should be commended for sporting a 64-63 record to this point with a roster almost entirely of players I've never heard of. I'm sure their fans could say the same about us. Next step up the ladder for the 2015 Astros is to look a lot like this year's Indians.

The two clubs square off again Saturday evening at Flo Field in a 6:05 Central battle. Collin McHugh (6-9) will toss for the Astros against Danny Salazar (4-6) from the Dominican Republic. With 33 games remaining, the Astros need to win just eight to avoid another 100-loss season. If they win half, they'll actually reach the 70-win plateau.

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Houston Astros - TeamReport - Reuters
Astros embarrass Indians, 5-1 - Reuters
Sloppy Indians fall to Astros - Associated Press
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Comedy of errors as Tribe plays ugliest game of season - Fox Sports Ohio
Nats, Astros expected to submit new plans for shared spring training site soon - MASN Sports
Astros back in win column in Cleveland - Climbing Tal's Hill
Singletonís three-run homer powers Astros past Indians - AHN
Astros jump on Indians' errors to win 5-1 - CSN Houston
Indians suffer brutal loss to Astros, 5-1 - Cleveland Plain Dealer
RedHawks will be Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate - The Oklahoman
Astrosí bats come alive in sloppy 9th inning of series-opening win over Indians - Houston Chronicle
Springer takes batting practice - Houston Chronicle
Hader named California League Pitcher of the Year - Houston Chronicle
McHugh in search of a personal trifecta - Houston Chronicle
Astros quiet on future of AAA affiliate - Houston Chronicle
Downtown construction accident knocks out MMP air conditioner - Houston Chronicle
McHugh looks to stay hot, clinch series for Astros - Astros.com
Singleton's blast caps Astros' ninth-inning rally - Astros.com
Peacock solid despite right forearm discomfort - Astros.com
Astros make local mall commercial - Astros.com
Carter pacing red-hot Astros offense - Astros.com
Krauss excited to play in favorite childhood park - Astros.com
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Here's a few suggestions for fixing MLB - Houston Press
McCarthy outduels Keuchel in series finale - Crawfish Boxes
RockHounds split doubleheader with Hooks - Midland Reporter-Telegram
McCarthy Silences Astros In Finale, 3-0
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Keuchel records 5th complete game - Sports Xchange
Recap: NY Yankees vs. Houston - Sports Network
Astros-Indians preview - STATS
Keuchel outpitched by McCarthy, Yankees top Astros - Associated Press
McCarthy pitches four-hitter for Yankees - Reuters
Martin sets sights on big goals - Troy Record
Is Porter safe now? - Climbing Tal's Hill
RodeoHouston, Texans ticket holders give opinions on Astrodome's future - Houston Chronicle
Astros unable to complete sweep - Climbing Tal's Hill
McCarthy shuts out Astros in shortest game at new Yankee Stadium - New York Daily News
Keuchel, McCarthy go the distance as Astros drop series finale to Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Qualls dealing with back discomfort - Houston Chronicle
Keuchel goes distance, but Astros fall in shutout - Astros.com
Qualls doesn't expect DL stint for stiff back - Astros.com
After success in East, Astros start Peacock in Cleveland - Astros.com
Corporan nursing lingering thumb injury - Astros.com
Lone Star State has rich pitching heritage - Astros.com
Astros beat Yankees 5-2 for third straight win - Climbing Tal's Hill
Astros tolerate Carterís Kís in exchange for homers - Sports Xchange
Astros beat Yankees for fourth time in five games - Reuters
Yankees bullpen, lineup canít help Pineda in 5-2 loss to Astros - New York Daily News
Rogers fails as Yankees lose to Astros - New York Newsday
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Astros aim to sweep Yankees in Bronx behind Keuchel - Astros.com
Astros Hold Singles Night In Bronx
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Seventh-inning burst boosts Astros over Yankees - CSN Houston
Feldman, Astros shut down slumping Yankees - Associated Press
[Greeneville] Astros win second straight over Kingsport to remain in playoff hunt - Greeneville Sun
Singles night in the Bronx sees Astros knock off Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Ex-Viking Aplin on rise in Astros' minor league system - The Reporter
Chris Carter is the best slugger youíve never heard of - Call to the Pen
Scribner wants more as he takes the mound for River Bandits - Quad City Times
Best defender doesnít necessarily mean best starter for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Return to leadoff spot sees Grossman regaining confidence - Houston Chronicle
Astros rally late to win season series vs. Yanks - Astros.com
Invited to game, high school pal proud of Porter - Astros.com
Years later, missed opportunity haunts Listach - Astros.com
Chris Carter: The most 2014 player of 2014 - Sporting News
Pearland beats Astros (in TV ratings) - Houston Chronicle
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Nix focus of draft grievance against Astros - Houston Chronicle
Astros-Yankees preview - Sports Network
Three Astros things - Crawfish Boxes
Tanielu earns MVP honors in NYPL ASG - Crawfish Boxes
Is Altuve in running to win MVP? - Crawfish Boxes
Outsize production - New York Times
Preview: Astros at Yankees - Reuters
Carterís 30th homerun is a big one - Climbing Tal's Hill
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Embracing spoiler role, Astros, Feldman eye series win - Astros.com
Carter's homer lifts Astros - Reuters
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Carter Bombs Bombers In Bronx, 7-4
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Astros beat Yanks on Carter's 3-run HR in 9th - Sports Network
Pearland East ousted from Little League World Series - Houston Chronicle
Carter hits 3-run HR in 9th, Astros top Yanks 7-4 - Associated Press
Robertson blows it in the ninth as Yankees fall to lowly Astros - New York Post
Astros top Yankees 7-4 - Wall Street Journal
Carter's crushing homer off Robertson causes sadness - Pinstripe Alley
Carter beats Robertson with long home run - New York Daily News
Big Astros ninth sinks Yankees - Lohud Yankees Blog
Astros activate Guzman, place Downs on 15-day DL - Associated Press
Altuve in line for his first batting title - Rant Sports
Carterís tear continues with game-winning homer in New York - Houston Chronicle
Crane looks to mend fences with agent - Houston Chronicle
Crain has follow up with NY doctor that performed his biceps surgery - Houston Chronicle
Astros activate Guzman from DL; setback keeps Presley in rehab - Houston Chronicle
Carter's 30th homer unlocks Astros' win in ninth - Astros.com
Astros activate Guzman, place Downs on DL - Astros.com
Carter a driving force at home and for Astros - Astros.com
Astros honored to share in Jeter's final season - Astros.com
Crain 'grinding away' to contribute to Astros - Astros.com
Sabermetrics gets soft - Grantland
The Peacock situation - Crawfish Boxes
Astros-Yankees preview - Sports Network
Appel keeps his optimism - MiLB.com
Chris Carter has been killing it lately; what to expect? - Houston of Houston
Greeneville rips K-Mets - TriCities.com
Stassi and Villar will be called up in September - Climbing Tal's Hill
Jose Altuve: Small package, bigger expectations - The Inquisitr
Sizzling Carter captures AL weekly award - Houston Chronicle
Astros are a work in progress defensively - Houston Chronicle
Porter accepts Ice Bucket Challenge - Houston Chronicle
Scouting report: Astros at Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Manfred Has Chance To Be Houston Hero - Astros Daily
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How good has the Astros offense been recently? - Climbing Tal's Hill
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Dome fatigue - Houston Chronicle
Carter named AL Player of the Week - Sports Network
Is Jeter really that much better than Biggio? - Climbing Tal's Hill
Non-profit director writes book about baseball - Fort Bend Star
New spring training plan expected from Astros, Nats in coming weeks . - Ballpark Digest
Joe D. talks with George Springer - WTIC-AM
Carter named AL Player of Week - Houston Chronicle
Improving Carter turning into a force - Astros.com
Astros capitalize on review, eclipse '13 win total - Astros.com
Altuve's impressive campaign reaches new heights - Astros.com
Astros head to the Bronx, send Oberholtzer against Yanks - Astros.com
Astros salvage series split with 8-1 win in Boston - Climbing Tal's Hill
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RedHawks top Sacramento a second consecutive game - The Oklahoman
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Altuve grand in Astros' victory over Red Sox - Associated Press
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Fisher named to NYPL All-Star Game - Climbing Tal's Hill
Altuveís grand slam paces Astros to series split in Boston - Houston Chronicle
Altuve says every little guy wants to be like Pedroia - Houston Chronicle
Porter thinks Singleton can learn from Ortiz - Houston Chronicle
Guzman feeling better, Marisnick gets day off - Houston Chronicle
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Porter advises slumping Singleton to watch Ortiz hit - Astros.com
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LLWS: Sister lends support from Pearland - Houston Chronicle
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Keuchel, McHugh gain experience on Cape Cod - Houston Chronicle
Springer living his dream - Boston Globe
Observations from my CC Hooks visit - House of Houston
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Latest setback cuts short Presleyís rehab assignment - Houston Chronicle
Dominguez gets rare game off Saturday vs. Red Sox - Houston Chronicle
McHugh aims to build on last start, secure series split - Astros.com
Peacock can't stop Papi as Astros let one slip away - Astros.com
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Manfred Has Chance To Be Houston Hero
added 08/19/2014 by Bob Hulsey
Baseball's incoming commissioner can correct one of Bud Selig's biggest mistakes and save baseball in Houston.

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