Prized prospect George Springer will join the Houston Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Springer told The Associated Press he received the news after Oklahoma City’s win over Colorado Springs on Tuesday night, when he hit a grand slam. ”It’s just an indescribable feeling,” Springer told the AP. ”I’m speechless right now.” The Astros officially announced the move Wednesday and sent outfielder Robbie Grossman to Oklahoma City to make room for Springer on the roster.

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The Astros’ offense continued its slump Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to the Royals. For the season, Houston ranks either last or second-to-last in the American League in average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS. The season is still young at 14 games in and the Astros have a respectable 5-9 record so far with solid overall pitching, but on Tuesday, the offense managed only two hits after the first inning. To be fair, the Royals had prized rookie Yordano Ventura on the mound.

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But in the other two games, a pair of 1-0 losses, the lack of punch was glaring and Bo Porter had about enough of the zeroes. Three of the singles were erased on a double play, one came with two outs and one, Matt Dominguez single in the fifth inning, was taken care of on a hit and run with no contact by L.J. Hoes.

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ANAHEIM Scott Kazmir is expected to make his next scheduled start for the Oakland As despite some triceps tightness that cut short his start Sunday. Manager Bob Melvin said before Mondays series opener against the Angels that he wont make any adjustments to his starting rotation due to Thursdays day off. That means Kazmir will throw his between-start bullpen session Wednesday and then take the ball Saturday afternoon against the Houston Astros at the Coliseum.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez made the Houston Astros’ dreams of a series victory over their American League West Division nemesis disappear quickly.

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Reds tinker with batting lineup

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Texas Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis, who has not pitched since 2012 because of injuries, could start on Monday.

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Robbie Grossman is finding his stroke, and the Houston Astros are benefiting from his new-found power. Grossman hit a two-out, three-run home run capped a five-run fourth inning, and Houston beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 in 10 innings Saturday night. The long ball comes two days after he snapped a 25 at-bat hitless skid with a two-run drive in Houston’s win at Toronto. ”This game is too hard not to.” Jason Castro tripled with one out in the 10th, and Jose Altuve had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly to score the run that helped Houston end a 12-game skid against their state rival.

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One night after the Astros used five pitchers in their 12-inning loss to the Rangers, the one thing the team needs from starter Jarred Cosart is efficiency. The right-hander has seen both ends of the spectrum in his two starts this year, he walked none in five shutout innings against the Yankees, and he walked four while giving up a careerhigh five runs against the Angels. Next time Ive got to find a way to get back in the zone, Cosart said after his start Monday against the Angels. Its part of the maturation process that Bo Porter wants to see from Cosart this year to become the top of the rotation pitcher the Astros manager envisions Cosart to be.

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There’s a pattern when Yu Darvish pitches against the Astros in Houston. Darvish took a perfect-game bid into the sixth inning, and the Texas Rangers finally finished off the Astros 1-0 on Robinson Chirinos’ RBI single in the 12th inning Friday night. Darvish retired his first 15 batters before Matt Dominguez singled softly to center, one pitch after Alex Rios nearly caught Dominguez’s foul into the right-field corner before running into the padded wall as the ball landed. Darvish came within one out of a perfect game in Houston on April 2 last year, when Marvin Gonzalez grounded a single between the pitcher’s legs.

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