Rookie Yuli Gurriel had a career-high four hits, including a home run, and the Houston Astros received a gritty pitching performance from Mike Fiers in an 8-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
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The Astros already have a really good bullpen, but Britton could help Houston the way Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller helped the Cubs and Indians, respectively, in 2016.
After another strong outing by Sonny Gray, trade talks between the A's and Astros reportedly are gaining steam.
The market for Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander appears to be heating up.
Houston, Milwaukee and Boston reportedly are among the teams eyeing Tigers closer Justin Wilson.
With playoff spots inevitable, MLB's two juggernauts have the flexibility to say no. But should they choose to pursue deals -- perhaps for an outfield bat in L.A. or a pitcher in Houston -- it'll be only for October's sake.
James Paxton had another strong start against Houston and rookie Ben Gamel powered the offense with a two-run homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-1 win over the Astros on Wednesday.
With a huge lead in the AL West, the Astros will not look outside the organization to replace the injured Carlos Correa.
Evan Gattis homered twice to back up a solid start by Brad Peacock and help the Houston Astros to a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Few shortstops have started their careers as impressively as Carlos Correa. Look at what he has done and what his absence might mean for the Astros.
Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will miss 6-to-8 weeks with a thumb injury and it's obviously big news in fantasy but don't drop him. He could return for early September as the Astros ready for playoffs. It's like the Mike Trout injury/absence. Marwin Gonzalez and Alex Bregman should handle shortstop for Houston and each add value. Each should already be owned in your league. Bregman will hit. Let's see who hits third in the lineup. Tonight it's Josh Reddick, and that's good for him. Yuli Gurriel moves up as well.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
The loss of Carlos Correa for 6-8 weeks with a torn thumb ligament is a hit to the Astros. But Correa is expected to return in plenty of time for the postseason, and Houston should be OK at shortstop with Marwin Gonzalez and/or Alex Bregman. That's the luxury of playing .667 ball and having a 15 1/2 game lead in the American League West: GM Jeff Luhnow doesn't have to rush out and make a panic trade.
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Carlos Correa is expected to be out 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Correa is second on the Astros in Wins Above Replacement (4.8), trailing only José Altuve, and ranks first among all MLB shortstops in most major offensive categories. The Astros enter the day an AL-best 62-31, the only team in the AL West above .500, and own the largest division lead in baseball at 15.5 games.
Before a conversation between Karl Ravech & Mookie Betts, Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about Carlos Correa's injury, how teams are handling the trade market and more. Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game," David O'Brien with Inside Heat on the Braves and a fun idea about an electronic strike zone with ESPN's Will Dorney.
Buster Olney recaps all of Monday's MLB action, including a scary moment for the Astros, another win for the Cubs, a milestone for Ryan Zimmerman and much more.
A "funeral" for a glove, a rehab start for their ace, an injury and a loss in extras made for an unrelaxed 24 hours for what should be a relaxed team.
Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
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Lance McCullers Jr. allowed more than three runs in a home start for the first time in his career against the Mariners. McCullers Jr. had gone 27 straight home starts with three or fewer runs allowed, which was the longest streak by a player to start their career since the mound was moved to its current distance in 1893 according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Astros All-Star Carlos Correa, who exited Monday night's game with a left thumb injury, was put on the disabled list with a torn ligament on Tuesday.