HOUSTON - JUNE 24: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros walks off the field with trainer Nathan Lucero after coming up limping after running out a ground ball in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park during an interleague game on June 24, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Altuve did not return for the fifth inning. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros Vs. Indians: Jose Altuve Injured In Houston's 7-1 Win Over Cleveland

The Astros lost Jose Altuve to a hamstring injury but rallied to win the final two games of the series against the Cleveland Indians.

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Houston Astros Weekend: Is The Hitting Contagious, And What To Do With Dallas Keuchel?

How did the Astros get all of those extra-base hits over the weekend?

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Astros Vs. Indians Final Score: Chris Johnson Leads Houston To 7-1 Win

The Houston Astros earned a much needed series win with a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. The Astros take the final two games of the series and outscore the Indians 15-2 in the process.

Chris Johnson led the way for Houston going 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs. J.D. Martinez hit his ninth home run of the season in the Astros' four-run eighth inning. Carlos Lee and Jason Castro finished with two hits each. Casey Kotchman finished with two hits for the Indians.

J.A. Happ turned in a solid outing on the mound allowing four hits and one run over seven innings. Happ struck out five and walked two to earn his sixth win of the season. Derek Lowe gets hit with the loss while allowing eight hits and three runs in 6 2/3 innings of work.

For more on the Astros, be sure to check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Indianas news and notes can be found at Let's Go Tribe, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

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Jose Altuve Injury: Astros Second Baseman Suffers Hamstring Injury

For the most part it has been a tough year for the Houston Astros but the play of second baseman Juse Altuve has been one of the positives for the team. Houston may be without Altuve for a few days after he suffered a strained hamstring Sunday against the Indians.

Altuve is hitting .309 for the Astros this season and also has five homers and 23 RBIs. He has scored 45 runs and also has 18 doubles on the season. Altuve was 0 for 2 on Sunday before suffering the injury. He was replaced in the lineup by Brian Bixler who was also 0 for 2.

For more on Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros check out The Crawfish Boxes. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball head over to Baseball Nation.

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Astros Vs. Indians Sunday Lineups: Houston Sticking With What Worked

Houston looks to build off of Saturday's eight run explosion by running out the same starting lineup as Saturday for Sunday's series finale against the Cleveland Indians.

Here is a complete look at the lineups for Sunday's series finale between the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians:

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
2. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
3. Carlos Lee (R) 1B
4. Brian Bogusevic (L) RF
5. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
6. Jason Castro (L) C
7. J.D. Martinez (R) LF
8. Jordan Schafer (L) CF
9. J.A. Happ (L) P

Cleveland Indians

1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
4. Jose Lopez (R) 2B
5. Michael Brantley (L) CF
6. Shelley Duncan (R) LF
7. Casey Kotchman (L) 1B
8. Lou Marson (R) C
9. Derek Lowe (R) P

For more on the Astros, be sure to check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Indianas news and notes can be found at Let's Go Tribe, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

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Astros Vs. Indians Time, TV, Radio Info And More

The Houston Astros will try to grab a much needed series win on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians. The Astros broke out of an offensive slump on Saturday in an 8-1 victory. They will try to carry some of that offense over to Sunday when they take on the struggling Derek Lowe.

After a stellar start to the season Lowe is scuffling with a 1-4 record and 8.13 ERA in his last six starts. Lowe is now 7-5 with a 4.30 ERA overall this season.

The Astros will hand the ball to J.A. Happ who snapped a personal losing streak last time out. Happ was solid in a win over Kansas City on June 18 allowing two runs in six innings. He is 5-7 with a 5.15 ERA on the season.

Game Date/Time: Sunday, June 24, 1:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740

Online Streaming: MLB.tv

For more on the Astros, be sure to check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Indianas news and notes can be found at Let's Go Tribe, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

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Astros Vs. Indians Final Score: Houston Offense Comes Alive, Win 8-1

The offense came alive as the Houston Astros as they defeated the A.L. Central leading Cleveland Indians 8-1. The Astros had a big fifth inning where they scored four runs and which were fueled by back-to-back home runs by J.D. Martinez and Jordan Schafer. That is all the offense the Astros needing to get the win, but they were not done and added another three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Others who came up big for the Astros offense was Carlos Lee who went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run; then Chris Johnson who had an identical state line to Lee.

The Astros also received a surprise start from Dallas Keuchel who pitched a complete game and allowed only six hits and just one run. This was Keuchel's first win in only his second career Major League start.

For more on the Astros, be sure to check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Indianas news and notes can be found at Let's Go Tribe, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

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Astros Vs. Indians: Saturday Lineups

The Houston Astros will look to score at least a run on Saturday afternoon, as they take on the AL Central leading Cleveland Indians. Houston's offense has disappeared over the last three games, scoring just one run over the last three games.

Both Brad Mills and Manny Acta have announced the starting lineups for Saturday's game, and they are as follows:

Cleveland Indians

RF Shin-Soo Choo
SS Asdrubal Cabrera
2B Jason Kipnis
1B Jose Lopez
CF Michael Brantley
C Carlos Santana
LF Johnny Damon
3B Jack Hannahan
SP Jeanmar Gomez

Houston Astros

2B Jose Altuve
SS Jed Lowrie
1B Carlos Lee
RF Brian Bogusevic
3B Chris Johnson
C Jason Castro
LF Justin Maxwell
CF Jordan Schafer
SP Dallas Keuchel

Keuchel will make his second big league start on Saturday, after receiving a no-decision in last Sunday's tilt against the Texas Rangers. We'll see if the Astros can get him some run support to make that happen.

For more on the Houston Astros, be sure to check out the Crawfish Boxes and join the discussion.


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Houston Astros Vs. Cleveland Indians: Saturday TV Schedule, Preview And More

Dallas Keuchel will make his second career start on Saturday, as the Houston Astros continue a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians.

Keuchel's first start came last Sunday against the Texas Rangers. In that start, Keuchel lasted five innings, giving up just one run -- but he did walk four batters and surrender four hits.

Keuchel will need Houston's bats to come alive if he's to record his first win in the bigs. The Astros have scored just one run in their last three games. Houston was shutout on Friday night by the Indians in a 2-0 loss. Ubaldo Jimenez and three Cleveland relievers combined on the shutout Friday night, as the Astros could only muster up four hits.

On Saturday, the Indians will send Jeanmar Gomez to the mound. Gomez carries a 4-6 record with a 4.95 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and .264 BAA.

First pitch is schedule for 3:05 p.m. CT from Minute Maid Park. Televised coverage can be found on FOX Sports Houston.

For more on the Houston Astros, be sure to check out the Crawfish Boxes and join the discussion.

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Astros Vs. Indians Final Score: Houston Gets Shutout By Cleveland, Lose 2-0

Lucas Harrell pitched an amazing game for the Houston Astros as he went seven innings, allowed only two hits, one run and struck out nine batters. However, he still got the lost as Cleveland Indians used four pitchers to throw a combined shutout which was led by starter Ubaldo Jimenez went 6.2 innings of shutout ball, struck out eight and only allowed four hits.

The two runs that the Indians managed to score came on a sacrifice fly by Asdrubal Cabrera, and the other was a RBI single to right field by Michael Brantley.

Once again the Astros offense was completely shutdown. The Astros had chances in this game, but they went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position with the only hit by starting pitcher Harrell.

For more on the Astros, be sure to check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Indianas news and notes can be found at Let's Go Tribe, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

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Astros Vs. Indians: Houston's Friday Lineup Announced

For the most part, the Astros are going to face Indians right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez with their predominantly right batting lineup, as it was announced on Friday afternoon. Lineups for the Indians should be coming soon, but you can take a look at the Stros' lineup right here.

As always, the 5-foot 5-inch Jose Altuve leads things off. Lucas Harrell will receive starting pitching duties, looking to improve from his last few outings.

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
2. Jordan Schafer (L) CF
3. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
4. Carlos Lee (R) 1B
5. J.D. Martinez (R) LF
6. Brian Bogusevic (L) RF
7. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
8. Chris Snyder (R) C
9. Lucas Harrell (S) P

Read more about the Astros at The Crawfish Boxes. Head over to Let's Go Tribe to read the Indians fans' perspective and notes on the series with Houston. For additional news and analysis around Major League Baseball, check out Baseball Nation.

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Jonathan Singleton Will Star In Futures Game

Jonathan Singleton will be the only player to represent the Houston Astros organization at this year's Futures Games, in which the lineups were announced on Thursday.

Singleton, while he's done well in AA ball, is probably best known as the prospect Houston acquired last season through the Hunter Pence trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.

There's another player that perhaps belongs in this game with Singleton, as ESPN's Keith Law explains in reference to Class A Lancaster's center fielder George Springer:

He's the third-best prospect in their system (after Jonathan Singleton and recent No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa), raking in a hitter-friendly environment, but also a very athletic player who's likely to do something memorable with the bat or the glove in a short look.

Still, Stros fans have to be excited about what Singleton could bring in the future. In 67 games, he is batting .274 and is among the Texas League leaders in home runs (11), RBIs (42) and walks (43), while tied for the league lead in runs with 49.

Read more about the Houston Astros at The Crawfish Boxes.

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Astros Vs. Indians: Game 1 Preview, TV Info And More

Through a quirk of MLB's Interleague scheduling, the Astros haven't faced the Indians in 11 years, and Friday's game will mark the end of the longest period any two teams have met in the Interleague era. Lucas Harrell will get the start for Houston, fighting a growing ERA (8.37 in his last four starts) but showing consistency at home. Harrell is 4-0 at home in his last five starts.

Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the Tribe, and his 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA against Houston in five starts, and 1-0 in three starts at Minute Maid Park. However, only Carlos Lee, Jordan Schafer and Chris Snyder have ever faced Jimenez.

Date / Time: Friday, June 22, 7:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Probable Starters: Ubaldo Jimenez (6-5) vs. Lucas Harrell (6-5)

For more on the Houston Astros, be sure to check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Cleveland Indians news and notes can be found at Let's Go Tribe, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

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Astros Vs. Indians: Series Preview, What To Watch And More

The Houston Astros are going to need at least a little offense if they want to have success against the Cleveland Indians.

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