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Team W L Pct GB RS RA Diff Home Road East Cent West L10 Streak
Houston7361.545-5784849446-2327-3818-1612-1729-255-5L 2
Arlington (28)7062.5302587610-2332-3238-3023-1116-1320-297-3W 2
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Oakland (14)5876.43315555546931-3827-3810-2312-1726-295-5L 2

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September 4 - This Date in Astros History
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September 4

2006 - Charlton Jimerson homers in his first major league at-bat - the third time an Astro has accomplished this feat. His pinch-hit blast in the sixth breaks up a no-hit bid by Cole Hamels to tie Philadelphia at 1-1 but Chase Utley gives the Phils their first win over Houston in three years with a solo shot off Dave Borkowski in the tenth for a 3-2 decision. Time's running out on Houston who is four games below .500 yet 4-1/2 games out in the wild card race.
1990 - Down 7-0, the Astros respond for a 10-8 triumph at Dodger Stadium. A three-run pinch-hit bomb by Eric Anthony starts the comeback. An error by Hubie Brooks allows the game-winner. Luis Gonzalez strikes out in his big league debut.
1987 - Nolan Ryan and Juan Agosto combine on a two-hitter for a 2-0 whitewash of the Pirates. Ryan notches his 210th strikeout of the season, most ever by a pitcher aged 40 or older. A two-run single by Bill Doran plates the only runs.
1976 - Joaquin Andujar tosses his fourth two-hitter of the year, a 5-2 triumph over Los Angeles. Bob Watson homers and drives in three.
1974 - Don Wilson is taken out after eight innings of no-hit ball. He is behind, 2-1. Two walks and an error have put Cincinnati ahead. Ironies abound. Wilson is approaching a rare third career no-hitter. The man who hit into the error is Pete Rose, who hit into the run-scoring error that made Ken Johnson a no-hit loser in 1964. The Houston manager is Preston Gomez who similarly yanked Clay Kirby during a no-hit bid while with San Diego. Kirby is watching from the Reds' dugout. Mike Cosgrove gives up a meaningless single in the ninth that breaks up the bid. Houston loses. Gomez hears the boos.


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Date      Opp      Result
9/01      SEA      L 7-5
9/02      SEA      L 8-3
9/03      off        --
9/04      MIN       ----
9/05      MIN       ----
9/06      MIN*      ----
9/07     @OAK*      ----
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9/14     @TEX       ----
9/15     @TEX       ----
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9/18      OAK       ----
9/19      OAK       ----
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9/21      ANA       ----
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9/23      ANA*      ----
9/24      off        --
9/25      TEX       ----
9/26      TEX       ----
9/27      TEX*      ----
9/28     @SEA       ----
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10/1      off        --
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10/3     @ARI       ----
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Houston Astros recap - 09/03/15 - Astros sloppy in 8-3 loss
Astros sloppy in 8-3 loss

Logan Morrison latest Astro-killer
(c) Associated Press

Astros fans have enjoyed some outstanding baseball in 2015 but Wednesday night's game against the Mariners brought back memories of recent seasons we'd like to forget. A passed ball by Hank Conger and a throwing error by Pat Neshek helped Seattle score a couple of gift runs. Add in Carlos Gomez getting picked off first after a leadoff walk, and an offense that turned into the walking dead after the third inning, and you have all the ingredients for an 8-3 loss.

Despite some early control issues for Astros starter Scott Kazmir the game looked fairly promising after three innings. Scott managed to hold the Mariners to only two runs while Evan Gattis and company pushed three runners across the plate.

The first Houston run of the evening was delivered by Preston Tucker. In his first plate appearance since a 10-day stint in AAA, Tucker smacked a single to rightfield, scoring Colby Rasmus. A 2-out single by Gattis in the third gave the Astros a 3-2 lead. But there was no more magic in the Astros bat rack on this evening.

Seattle starter Taijuan Walker made quick work of the Astros over the next few innings, retiring ten straight batters before allowing a couple of base-runners in the seventh. The Astros had opportunities to score against the Seattle bullpen in the late innings but couldn't come through in the clutch.

Neshek's second rough outing in as many days resulted in his second straight loss. A leadoff walk to Logan Morrison, followed by a Neshek throwing error on Jesus Sucre's sacrifice bunt helped the Mariners turn a 3-3 tie into a 2-run advantage. Josh Fields didn't help matters in the ninth when he gave up a pair of singles in front of a fly ball by Morrison that reached the Crawford Boxes.

The Astros get a chance to regroup on Thursday's off day before hosting a red-hot Twins team for a 3-game series over the weekend. Collin McHugh gets the start for the Astros and Mike Pelfrey goes for Minnesota. George Springer, who has been out with a wrist injury since July 1st, could be back in the Astros lineup.

- Greg Thurston



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