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Oakland6338.624-50934616334-1729-2118-1111-824-176-4W 2
Anaheim (60)6040.6004964098735-1825-2211-916-826-197-3W 1
Seattle (52)5348.525103963405625-2828-209-712-1127-234-6L 2
Houston (40)4260.41221½395494-9921-2821-329-1411-1118-284-6L 2
Arlington (38)4062.39223½411523-11218-3022-327-1911-1016-242-8L 3

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Aiken Not All To 2014 Draft
added 07/24/2014 by Scott Barzilla
Before the final analysis is done, this year may not be thought of as the Brady Aiken draft in Houston.

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July 25 - This Date in Astros History
July 25 - This Date in Astros History
July 25

2005 - Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman set a franchise first by blasting back-to-back homers twice in the same game . It happens in the first and third innings against Cory Lidle during a 7-1 victory over Philadelphia. Jason Lane later blasts the fifth Houston homer. Andy Pettitte works seven solid innings for the win.
1995 - Doug Drabek hurls a three-hitter and strikes out nine as he blanks the Dodgers, 4-0. Jeff Bagwell goes deep off Hideo Nomo while Craig Biggio spanks a solo shot off Jose Parra to account for half of Houston's runs.
1990 - Danny Darwin goes the distance on five hits in a 5-1 victory in Atlanta. Eric Yelding goes 4-for-4, swipes two bases and drives home two as the offensive star. But it's Franklin Stubbs who enters the record books, becoming only the 15th major leaguer to play an entire game at first base without making a putout.
1980 - Astros shock Montreal with seven runs in the ninth inning for a 9-8 triumph. Terry Puhl starts the rally with a blast off Steve Rogers then Jose Cruz, Enos Cabell and Alan Ashby each deliver two-run hits to complete the comeback. Ashby's double is his third hit. Frank LaCorte is the surprise winner.
1976 - Bo McLaughlin, in his second big league start, fires a ten-inning six-hit shutout to nip the Giants, 1-0. Houston manages just four hits off Ed Halicki but Greg Gross doesn't need one to chase home pinch-runner Wilbur Howard with a sacrifice fly to send the fans home happy.


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JULY CALENDAR

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

April record:  9-19
May record:   15-14
June record:  12-15
July record:   6-12

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Houston Astros recap - 07/25/14 - A's Feast On Feldman & Friends
A's Feast On Feldman & Friends

Feldman (c): Gets hook from Porter
(c) Associated Press
Oakland star Yoenis Cespedes had to sit out Thursday's series finale against the Astros with a hurt thumb. The Athletics didn't miss him. Oakland banged 14 hits on their way to a 13-1 rout which completed Houston's 2-4 road trip.

Chris Carter's 20th home run was the only dent on Jeff Samardzija's afternoon as the former Cub worked eight innings and allowed just five hits and no walks.

Meanwhile, Scott Feldman's day began to unravel in the third when Oakland got their first three runs and ended in the sixth when he put two men on and was replaced by Anthony Bass.

After plunking Josh Donaldson to load the bases, Bass gave up a drive to right from Brandon Moss that L.J. Hoes appeared to have tracked for a sacrifice fly but the ball just continued to drift further back until Hoes ran out of room as the ball landed over the rail for a grand slam.

That made it 8-1 and the A's tacked on four more in the eighth against Josh Zeid to make a bad day worse. Ex-Astro Jed Lowrie and Derek Norris led the way for the league-leading A's with three hits each while Jose Altuve paced the Astros with a pair of hits.

The Astros wing back to Houston to begin a weekend series on Friday with the Miami Marlins in a battle of low-budget franchises. Lefthander Brad Hand (1-2) is slated to take the mound for the Floridians against struggling lefty Dallas Keuchel (9-6) in a 7:10 Central start at Minute Maid. The 48-53 Marlins are doing reasonably well with the second-worst payroll in the majors. Only Houston's is lower.



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