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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros dives back to first base against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For Astros

Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.

03/25/2014

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Alfonso Soriano #12 of the New York Yankees connects on a double in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Yankees Squeak By Houston

David Robertson got the save as Mariano Rivera looked on, and the New York Yankees got a glimpse of their future in a 3-2 win over Houston on Friday night that sent the Astros to their team-record 13th consecutive loss.

09/27/2013

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 07: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into home plate ahead of the tag by Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox in the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park on August 7, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Just How They ‘Drew’ It Up

HOUSTON (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox keep finding ways to come back. A night after rallying from a five-run deficit to win, the Red Sox overcame a three-run deficit Wednesday, using Stephen Drew’s three-run […]

08/08/2013

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 06: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox avoids the tag attempt by Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros in the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park on August 6, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Pedroia was tagged out at home plate on the play. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Sox Slip By Astros

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) _ Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice and Jonny Gomes added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit for a 15-10 win over […]

08/07/2013

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 05: L.J. Hoes #28 of the Houston Astros steals second base in the fifth inning as Stephen Drew #7 of the Boston Red Sox reacts to the call at Minute Maid Park on August 5, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Sox Shutout in Houston

Brett Oberholtzer threw seven shutout innings, and L.J. Hoes scored twice to lead the Houston Astros to a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.

08/05/2013

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TTYM: The Indy 500 Winner Buzz and Why You Should Never Eat At A Stadium

Tara Lipinsky brings you some of the most interesting sports stories you may not have heard about in That Thing You Missed.

05/31/2013

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 28: John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox shakes hands with Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 after getting out of trouble in the sixth inning during at Fenway Park on April 28, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Lackey Solid in Return, Sox Sweep Astros

BOSTON (AP) _ There was a little tension in Fenway Park when John Lackey’s return from the disabled list began with a 27-pitch first inning. Lackey quickly eased the fears _ including some of his […]

04/29/2013

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox throws against the Houston Astros in the 8th inning at Fenway Park on April 26, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Sox Handle ‘Stros

BOSTON (AP) _ David Ross cleared the Green Monster twice with solo home runs and Ryan Dempster matched a season high with 10 strikeouts for the Boston Red Sox in a 7-3 win over the […]

04/27/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets is greeted by teammate Ike Davis #29 after hitting a fourth-inning homerun against the Houston Astros at CitiField on August 24, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. David Wright's homerun was the 200th of his career. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Wright Hits 200th Homer, Mets Lose to Astros

NEW YORK (AP) _ Jordan Lyles won for the first time in two months and the Houston Astros snapped a seven-game skid Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the sluggish New York Mets, giving […]

08/24/2012

HOUSTON,TX-MAY 01: Jed Lowrie #4 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by Jose Altuve #27 and J.D. Martinez #14 after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the New York Mets on May 1, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Mets Fall Again In Lone Star State

Chris Snyder hit a three-run home run and Jed Lowrie had a two-run shot to give the Astros a 6-3 win over the Mets.

05/02/2012

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