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Team W L Pct GB RS RA Diff Home Road East Cent West L10 Streak
x-Anaheim9864.605-77363014352-2946-3519-1424-943-333-7L 3
y-Oakland (E)8874.5431072957215748-3340-4120-1217-1738-385-5W 1
Seattle (E)8775.537116345548041-4046-3518-1519-1441-355-5W 4
Houston (E)7092.43228629723-9438-4332-4916-1814-1835-413-7L 2
Arlington (E)6795.41431637773-13633-4834-4710-2314-1933-437-3L 1

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2004 - Lefthander Jeriome Robertson is dealt to the Cleveland Indians for two minor league outfielders, Willy Taveras and Luke Scott. Taveras had been claimed by Houston in the Rule V draft but had been waived and returned to Cleveland before the trade. Robertson had a 15-9 rookie season in Houston but found himself out of the rotation after the Astros snared Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens in free agency.
1997 - Houston acquires infielder Tim Bogar on waivers from the New York Mets. Bogar hits .219 in four seasons as a utility infielder. He also pitches twice during the 2000 campaign.
1995 - U.S. District Judge Sonia Sotomayor issues an injunction that ends the longest work stoppage in baseball history and clears the way for a return of major league players to the ballpark. The season openers are delayed as spring training opens late.
1986 - Pitcher Mark Ross is traded for himself. Ross was dealt to St. Louis in December for a player to be named later. After no agreement could be reached, that player to be named became Mark Ross.
1983 - Astros deal catcher Alan Knicely to Cincinnati for pitcher Bill Dawley and outfielder Tony Walker. Another in the long line of catching prospects, Knicely bats .197 over parts of four seasons.

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Date      Opp      Result

3/05      PHI*     W 6-3
3/06     @STL*     L 5-2
3/07      NYY*     L 9-4
3/08      ATL*     T 2-2#
3/08     @DET*    W 14-9
3/09     @TOR*     W 1-0
3/10      STL*     W 7-6
3/11      off        --
3/12      DET*     W 4-3
3/13     @WSH*     T 6-6
3/14     @ATL      L 6-5
3/15      WSH*     W 3-2
3/16      ATL*     T 2-2
3/16     @WSH*     L 2-1
3/17     @PIT*    W 13-7
3/18      off        --
3/19     @NYM*     L 3-1
3/20      WSH*     L 7-5
3/21     @NYY*     L 3-2
3/22      PIT*    W 14-2
3/23      ATL*   L 14-10
3/24     @NYM*     W 4-3
3/25     @PHI*     W 7-1
3/26      off        --
3/27      MIA       PPD
3/28     @MIA*     T 1-1
3/29      NYY*     L 7-0
3/30      TOR       ----
3/31     @ATL       ----
4/01      DET*      ----
4/02     @CC        ----
4/03      KC        ----
4/04      KC*       ----
4/05      off        --
* - day game.

Spring record: 10-9-4

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Houston Astros recap - 03/31/15 - Oberholtzer Roughed Up In 7-4 Loss
Oberholtzer Roughed Up In 7-4 Loss
Hernandez, Thatcher Make Pitching Staff

Castro (r): Third HR of spring
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The Astros returned to .500 Monday with a 7-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on in Kissimmee, FL. Lefty Brett Oberholtzer allowed five of the runs in just 3-1/3rd innings. Oberholtzer was slowed this spring by a lat muscle injury so it was important for him to be back on the mound and extending his arm before the season begins.

George Springer and Jason Castro launched solo homers in the loss. Houston managed just five hits in the contest.

The Astros are also firming up their Opening Day roster. On Sunday, they sent down eight players from the major league camp, including top prospect Carlos Correa and third baseman Matt Dominguez. Some of those cut will remain with the team through the rest of the exhibition season as bench players.

On Monday, the Astros made public that non-roster pitchers Roberto Hernandez and Joe Thatcher had made the pitching staff. Hernandez, 34, has a 3.74 ERA this spring and has shown enough to win the last spot in the starting rotation. He'll be paid $2.65 million for making the roster.

Hernandez' last competitor for the job, Asher Wojciechowski, will likely be sent down to AAA Fresno but he might stay if the Astros think either Oberholtzer or reliever Josh Fields should begin the season on the disabled list.

Thatcher, 33, a lefthanded reliever who signed just before camp began, sported a 1.23 ERA for the spring after getting two outs on Monday. He has posted a 10-13 record with a 3.40 ERA over eight seasons, mostly with the Padres and Diamondbacks.

The Astros will need to make some 40-man roster moves in order to add the two veteran hurlers. Expect that news to come out Tuesday or Wednesday.

The ballclub next takes a short bus ride north on Tuesday to Disney World to battle with the Atlanta Braves. On Wednesday, they will host the Detroit Tigers to end their stay in Florida.

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Correa expected to start season with Hooks - KRIS-TV
Veteran righty Hernandez secures spot in Astros' rotation - Astros.com
Thatcher makes Astros' bullpen; Fields may not be ready - Astros.com
Springer, Castro show power stroke against Blue Jays - Astros.com
Oberholtzer pleased with outing despite final game results - Houston Chronicle
Oberholtzer “felt great” in rough outing - Houston Chronicle
Hernandez, Thatcher make major-league roster with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Fields races to heal from injury before opening day - Houston Chronicle
Hinch wants one more look at Oberholtzer before committing to rotation - Houston Chronicle
Astros to take practice swings away from Osceola County Stadium - Houston Chronicle
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Correa an elite talent - MiLB.com
Hernandez isn't as bad as you think - Crawfish Boxes
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Linares brings familiarity & championship goals - KIII-TV
Veteran catcher Castro brimming with optimism for 2015 - Astros.com
Top prospect Correa leaves mark with excellent spring - Astros.com
Astros kept off board against hot-hitting Yankees - Astros.com
X-ray reveals no broken bones in Hoes' wrist - Astros.com
Peacock excited to be back in action after surgery - Astros.com
Correa, Dominguez among 8 Astros sent to minors - Astros.com
Hoes playing the waiting game with injured wrist - Houston Chronicle
Peacock reports no issues after first game action following offseason hip surgery - Houston Chronicle
Feldman struggles again as Astros fall to A-Rod, Yankees - Houston Chronicle
Peacock felt good in return to action - Houston Chronicle
Root Sports Southwest to air complete 2015 Astros schedule - Houston Chronicle
Springer OK with Marisnick in center - Houston Chronicle
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Astros position battle with Singleton and Marisnick - Climbing Tal's Hill
Randy Johnson passionate about baseball, photography - Utica Observer Dispatch
Astros put Springer in key No. 2 batting spot behind Altuve - Scripps Media
What you need to know for Astros' opening day - Houston Sun Times
Springer will hit behind Altuve in Astros' lineup - Sports Blog
Royals trade minor-league pitcher Angel Baez to Astros for cash considerations - Kansas City Star
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Astros acquire RHP Angel Baez from Royals - CBS Sports
Hernandez makes Astros' decision on rotation a tough one - Astros.com
Hoes headed for X-rays after hit-by-pitch - Astros.com
With spot in 'pen assured, Sipp focused on preparing for season - Astros.com
Conger, Hernandez work well together against Marlins - Astros.com
Astros option Dominguez to minors, reassign top prospect Correa - Houston Chronicle
Hoes hit on wrist, may need X-rays - Houston Chronicle
For depth reasons, Hernandez makes most sense for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Nix a victim? Please. Just stop. - Crawfish Boxes
Astros hope to finalize roster by end of camp - Astros.com
Singleton working to simplify swing, end slump - Astros.com
Rain fails to derail Keuchel's Opening Day preparation - Astros.com
Keuchel gets work in before rain washes away night game - Houston Chronicle
Singleton taking his best swings at sticking - Houston Chronicle
Aiken's Tommy John surgery doesn't prove club wrong or right - Houston Chronicle
DeShields’ speed has Rangers intrigued - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Starting pitching dilemma? Not so fast... - Climbing Tal's Hill
Bochy won't let success go to his head - New York Times
Astros send Johnson to Reds - Sports Network
Greatest Astros' infield ever? [video] - Houston Chronicle
Former Astro Rollins suspended 80 games - Houston Chronicle
Fields’ status for opening day roster remains day-to-day - Houston Chronicle
Too much unknown about Aiken’s elbow, negotiations - Houston Chronicle
Ex-Astros pitcher: Aiken surgery hardly a win for team - Houston Chronicle
Hoping to stay on the move, Astros look to take next step - Associated Press
Osceola County facing $25M hole when Houston Astros leave town - Bright House Sports
Are the Houston Astros ready to contend? - Bless You Boys
Astros experience significant growth in value, according to Forbes - Houston Chronicle
Hinch's approach perfect fit for Astros - Astros.com
Wojciechowski, Hernandez final 2 candidates for rotation job - Astros.com
Buchanan wasting little time in between pitches - Astros.com
Astros trade non-roster invitee Johnson to Reds - Astros.com
Villar day to day; Grossman could return soon - Astros.com
Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery - Astros.com
Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery - Houston Chronicle
Fields, Springer laggards in new system - Houston Chronicle
Padres claim former Astros prospect Gustave - Houston Chronicle
Villar sits a day after collision with Grossman - Houston Chronicle
Astros trade Dan Johnson to Reds - Houston Chronicle
Fields still day-to-day but ‘feeling pretty good’ - Houston Chronicle
Oberholtzer confident of regaining his strength, durability - Houston Chronicle
Wojo, Hernandez Battle For Last Spot
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Wojciechowski, Correa do it all in Astros win - Crawfish Boxes
Houston Astros: Four big, bold predictions for 2015 - iSportsWeb
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Correa goes yard again for Astros - MiLB.com
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Cosart tied to gambling investigation - Miami Herald
Correa, Conger go yard as Astros beat Phillies - Astros.com
Wojciechowski makes strong bid for rotation job - Astros.com
Grossman, Villar nursing minor injuries after collision - Astros.com
Singleton not worried about securing roster spot - Astros.com
A teenager asked Jason Castro to prom by mistake - Astros.com
Fields to play catch, but staying off mound for now - Astros.com
Astros experience significant growth in value, according to Forbes - Houston Chronicle
Castro will skip the prom invite - Houston Chronicle
Oberholtzer to get a Grapefruit League start - Houston Chronicle
Wojciechowski makes another case for rotation in win over Phillies - Houston Chronicle
Grossman (quad), Villar (ankle) to be re-evaluated after outfield collision - Houston Chronicle
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