Next Game
Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:10 pm ET
vs Baltimore Orioles (49-25)
  • Minute Maid Park
  • HOU +130, O/U 8.5
Probable Pitchers
regional restrictions may apply

AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
44-33 7-3 L2
35-40 5-5 W2
34-40 4-6 W1
29-45 5-5 L2
28-49 2-8 L1

Share Video

Link copied!

Top Astros News

  • Astros' Jeremy Pena: Day off Friday

    Pena is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Orioles.

    Pena has managed just two hits over his last 32 at-bats, so it's probably not a bad time to give him a day to regroup. Mauricio Dubon will hold down shortstop for the Astros on Friday.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Luis Contreras: Sent back to Triple-A

    Contreras was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday.

    Contreras is part of a flurry of roster moves made by the Astros on Friday, ultimately giving up his 26-man roster spot to Jake Bloss. Contreras didn't appear in a game with Houston after being called up June 16.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Blair Henley: Removed from 40-man roster

    The Astros designated Henley for assignment Friday.

    A spot on the 40-man roster was required for the addition of Friday's starting pitcher, Jake Bloss. Henley was hammered in a spot start earlier this season, allowing five runs while recording just one out. He'll likely clear waivers.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Victor Caratini: Headed to IL

    Caratini (left hip flexor strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, retroactive to Thursday.

    Caratini was lifted from Wednesday's game against the White Sox with soreness in his left quad, but imaging revealed he's in fact dealing with a left hip flexor strain. Cesar Salazar should see some catching work behind Yainer Diaz while Caratini is sidelined.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Joey Loperfido: Recalled from Triple-A

    The Astros recalled Loperfido from Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday.

    Loperfido has hit .333/.381/.436 with one homer and one steal in 15 games with the Astros, although that's come with a 39.5 percent strikeout rate. All of Loperfido's action in the minors lately has come in the outfield, so that figures to be his best path to playing time right now with the big club. He has also been used some at first base.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Jake Bloss: Promoted ahead of MLB debut

    The Astros selected Bloss' contract from Double-A Corpus Christi on Friday.

    He will make his major-league debut Friday versus the Orioles. Bloss has put up a 1.74 ERA and 60:21 K:BB in 62 innings covering 12 starts between High-A Asheville and Corpus Christi this season. The right-hander will have a shot to stick around for a bit if he pitches well.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Joey Loperfido: Headed back to majors

    The Astros will recall Loperfido from Triple-A Sugar Land prior to Friday's game against the Orioles, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    It's not yet clear what the corresponding roster move will be. Loperfido has slashed .272/.365/.568 with 13 home runs and nine stolen bases this season with Sugar Land and has hit .333/.381/.436 with one homer and one steal in 15 games with the Astros. Contact has been an issue at both spots, as he had a 28 percent strikeout rate at Sugar Land and a 39.5 percent strikeout rate in Houston. The power and speed potential is real, however. Loperfido played only center field during his most recent stint in the minors, so while he does have some experience at first base, the Astros seem to still be viewing him mostly as an option in the outfield.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Belts homer among three hits

    Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in a 5-3 win against the White Sox on Thursday.

    Alvarez missed Houston's previous two games due to a family matter, but he wasted little time getting back into the swing of things upon his return, smashing a 439-foot solo shot in the first frame Thursday. The slugger added an RBI single in a four-run Astros seventh inning that paved the way to victory. Alvarez's homer Thursday was his 15th of the season, putting him at the halfway point of reaching 30 long balls for the fourth straight campaign.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Josh Hader: Notches second save in as many days

    Hader earned a save against the Astros on Thursday, striking out two batters in one perfect inning.

    Hader threw 12 of 14 pitches for strikes, including eight whiffs. The save was his second in as many days, marking the second time this season he's accomplished that feat. Despite a middling 3.74 ERA, Hader has been effective this season, converting 11 of 12 save chances and posting a 52:10 K:BB over 33.2 innings.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Spencer Arrighetti: Falls apart in fifth frame

    Arrighetti allowed three runs on five hits and and four walks while striking out two batters over 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the White Sox on Thursday.

    Arrighetti navigated through four scoreless innings despite allowing at least one baserunner in each of those frames. The rookie's tightrope act came to an end in the fifth, however, as the White Sox put four runners on base (on three hits and a walk) before he could get his second out. Arrighetti has now completed fewer than five frames in three of his past four starts, and walks have been a major issue for him during that span, as he's issued 12 free passes over 14.1 innings.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Kyle Tucker: Aims for baseball activities soon

    Astros manager Joe Espada said Thursday that he's hopeful Tucker (shin) will be ready to begin baseball activities this weekend, Casey Drottar of MLB.com reports.

    Tucker's recovery from a right shin contusion has come along more slowly than expected, but he seems to have made some progress in recent days. Because he's already missed more than two weeks, Tucker could require a brief rehab assignment before returning from the 10-day injured list.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Victor Caratini: Getting imaging on quad

    Astros manager Joe Espada said Thursday that Caratini will undergo imaging on his injured left quadricep, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Caratini was removed from Wednesday's 4-1 win over the White Sox due to the injury and remained "pretty sore" Thursday, according to Espada. The skipper thinks Caratini could require a stint on the 10-day injured list, but the club will wait for the MRI results to come in before making that decision. Houston is already carrying Cesar Salazar and Cooper Hummel on the roster as additional catcher options behind Yainer Diaz and Caratini.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Trey Cabbage: Exiting lineup Thursday

    Cabbage is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Chas McCormick will get the nod in right field Thursday, and he and Cabbage have now picked up six starts apiece at the position since Kyle Tucker bruised his right shin earlier this month and eventually landed on the injured list. Houston should continue to deploy a timeshare between the lefty-hitting Cabbage and the righty-hitting McCormick at the position until Tucker is back in action, but manager Joe Espada doesn't seem to be running a strict platoon.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Yordan Alvarez: Rejoining lineup Thursday

    Alvarez (personal) will serve as the Astros' designated hitter and No. 3 batter in Thursday's game against the White Sox, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Alvarez was away from the Astros for the last two days to tend to a family matter, but he caught a flight back to Chicago and rejoined the team in time for the series finale with the White Sox. Before his brief absence, Alvarez had been sizzling at the plate in June, producing a monstrous 1.212 OPS over 14 games on the month.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Jake Bloss: Set to make MLB debut Friday

    The Astros will call up Bloss from Double-A Corpus Christi to start Friday's game against the Orioles in his MLB debut, Ken Rosenthal and Chandler Rome of The Athletic report.

    It's an aggressive promotion, as Bloss was a third-round pick in the 2023 First-Year Player Draft and has made just eight starts at the Double-A level. He'll skip over the Triple-A level and go straight to the majors after holding a 1.74 ERA and 60:21 K:BB in 62 innings covering 12 starts between High-A Asheville and Corpus Christi. Bloss is taking the rotation spot of the injured Justin Verlander (neck) and could receive an additional start after Friday while Verlander recovers.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Still limited to small-side platoon

    McCormick went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Wednesday against the White Sox.

    The 29-year-old was in the lineup because Houston was facing lefty Garrett Crochet, though McCormick remains in the small side of a platoon with Trey Cabbage in right field. As a result, McCormick has started only six of the team's last 10 games, during which he's hit .250 with one home run, five RBI and five runs scored.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Astros' Jake Meyers: Snaps hitless streak

    Meyers went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Meyers entered Wednesday having failed to record a hit in his last five appearances, during which he was striking out at a 35.7 percent clip. Even with his performance Wednesday, he's still hitting only .167 across 54 at-bats in June. Despite the slow stretch, Meyers has started all but two of 16 games for Houston in June.

    ... See More ... See Less

Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .259
(1st)
328
(14th)
89
(4th)
4.12
(18th)

Injuries

Player Injury
K. Tucker RF Kyle Tucker RF Lower Leg
J. Verlander SP Justin Verlander SP Neck
C. Javier SP Cristian Javier SP Elbow
L. Garcia SP Luis Garcia SP Elbow
L. McCullers SP Lance McCullers SP Forearm

Astros Tickets

vs
Fri, Jun 21 @ 8:10 pm
Minute Maid Park
Houston, TX