Houston Astros

Royals get Cueto, beat Astros 5-1

Royals get Cueto, beat Astros 5-1

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July 26 Ventura (5-7) threw 97 pitches in seven innings, giving up a run on six hits. He walked none, hit a batter and struck out five. FULL STORY

Kazmir trade officially signals shift in Astros' philosophy

Kazmir trade officially signals shift in Astros' philosophy

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July 24 The news that Houston had acquired Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir, was a move that cemented what was abundantly clear: Houston will doggedly pursue its first postseason berth since 2005. FULL STORY

Astros acquire LHP Kazmir from A's

Astros acquire LHP Kazmir from A's

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July 23 Kazmir, a 31-year-old Houston native, is 5-5 with a 2.38 ERA in the final season of the two-year, $22 million contract he signed with Oakland last year. FULL STORY