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Houston Astros: Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Houston, Texas, United States
The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League (NL).


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Athletics' Ramon Laureano charges Houston dugout, touching off brawl between A's and Astros

The Athletics' Ramon Laureano touched off a benches-clearing brawl when he charged the Astros dugout in the seventh inning of their game Sunday.
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Astros owner Jim Crane opens up on sign-stealing scandal: 'It weighs on all of us every day'

Astros owner Jim Crane, in a wide-ranging interview with USA TODAY Sports, opens up in his first expansive interview since their cheating scandal.
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'We can move on and play baseball': Dodgers get vengeance in sweeping series vs. Astros

Dodgers get what they wanted in first matchup with Astros since reveal of their cheating scandal: wins, including a marathon victory Wednesday night.
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MLB suspends Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly, manager Dave Roberts after benches-clearing incident with Astros

Los Angeles reliever Joe Kelly and manager Dave Roberts were suspended following Tuesday night's benches-clearing incident in Houston.
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'That's dirty baseball': Astros' Dusty Baker hot after benches-clearing incident vs. Dodgers

"We don't start nothing, but we don't take nothing, either," Astros manager Dusty Baker said following Tuesday's heated game against the Dodgers.
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10 days to Opening Day: Astros and MLB hope COVID-related 'fire drills' come to an end

Baseball's season begins on July 23, but July's ML B training camps have hardly gone smoothly.
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Nationals, Astros cancel workouts as COVID-19 testing failures affect at least four MLB teams

MLB's problems with COVID-19 testing evolved into a crisis Monday when the Nationals became at least the third team to cancel or postpone a workout.
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Astros begin summer camp at home amid pandemic

The Houston Astros resumed training Friday at their home field in the midst of a pandemic. Major League Baseball is set to start later this month with no fans and a shortened season. (July 3)  
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'This is not the time': As COVID-19 ravages Texas, experts worry as Rangers, Astros mull spectators

As the Texas governor tells people to stay home, the Astros and Rangers are talking about allowing fans to attend games when the season opens.
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Bob Watson, former MLB player and World Series-winning general manager, dies at 73

Former major-league player and World Series-winning general manager Bob Watson has died, the Houston Astros announced. He was 73.
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MLB punishes Red Sox for 2018 sign-stealing deemed 'more limited' than Astros' scandal

MLB says the Red Sox did not break rules during their postseason run to a World Series title, and that video monitor was the lone violator.
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Evan Gattis admits 2017 Houston Astros 'cheated baseball and cheated fans'

Former catcher/DH Evan Gattis apologizes for Astros' sign-stealing scandal, telling The Athletic, "what we did was wrong."
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Astros ace Justin Verlander undergoes surgery as MLB's coronavirus shutdown takes root

Cy Young winner Justin Verlander was already dealing with another injury, but underwent a procedure that will keep him sidelined six weeks.
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Kris Bryant unfiltered: Cubs slugger talks about Astros, free agency, trade rumors and new rules

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant sat down with USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale to talk about free agency, trade rumors, new rules and much more.
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Calling on Astros to show remorse for cheating scandal, Alex Rodriguez says he 'deserved' 2014 suspension

Discussing controversy surrounding the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, Alex Rodriguez says he "deserved" his season-long MLB suspension in 2014.
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Astros players are getting hit, but everyone needs to chill: There's no cause for concern (yet)

Even the slightest bit of critical thinking quickly puts a damper on the theory that Houston Astros batters are being targeted right now.
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Whistleblower Mike Fiers says he's received death threats since exposing Astros' sign-stealing scheme

Astros whistleblower Mike Fiers said Thursday he has received death threats since he exposed Houston's 2017 electronic sign-stealing scheme.
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David Ortiz calls ex-Astros pitcher Mike Fiers a 'snitch' for going public about sign-stealing

Legendary Red Sox slugger David Oritz takes issue with ex-Astros pitcher winning a World Series and waiting two years to expose sign-stealing scandal.
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Little Leagues from California to Pennsylvania ban 'Astros' nickname after cheating scandal

The Astros won't have their 2017 World Series title taken away. Their name, on the other hand, won't be sticking around in some Little Leagues.
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Astros scandal whistleblower Mike Fiers says he does not need extra protection in 2020

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'People need to speak their truth': Even with Gerrit Cole in the room, Yankees players continue to rip Astros

The Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS in 2017 and 2019, and New York's players continue to vent their frustrations about the scandal that has rocked baseball.
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Giancarlo Stanton believes Astros were cheating in 2018-19: 'Only sorry because you got caught'

Giancarlo Stanton is the latest star to lash out at the Astros. He, like others, believes their 2017 World Series title should be vacated.
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for 'disrespectful' comment about World Series trophy

Rob Manfred apologized for referring to the Commissioner's Trophy as 'a piece of metal' and discussed the MLBPA's role in the Astros investigation.
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Dodgers Can Move Past Astros Scandal

Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal. (Feb. 18)  
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Cheated out of an MVP and a pennant, Aaron Judge sounds off on Astros: 'Sick to my stomach'

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Angels' Trout rips Astros for cheating

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Trevor Bauer rips Astros for sign-stealing scheme: 'They are hypocrites, they are cheaters'

Outspoken Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer went on an 8-minute, 10-second diatribe about the Astros on Friday when asked about their sign-stealing scandal.
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Nationals Address Astros Cheating

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg talks about the Astros' cheating scandal overshadowing his team's World Series victory over Houston. (Feb. 14)  
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'We win, we shut everybody up': After scandal, Astros seek absolution that may never come

The Houston Astros know they may never be forgiven for MLB cheating scandal. But if they can win now, they can quiet the naysayers.
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Astros Discuss Sign-Stealing Scandal

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'I don't think I should be held accountable': Houston Astros' systemic issues persist from the top down

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane continues to emphasize that he played no role in the cheating scandal
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On day of reckoning, Houston Astros apologize to everybody – and nobody – at the same time

The Astros' apology tour kicked into high gear Wednesday, but it's unclear on who Houston players are even apologizing to.
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Houston Astros categorically deny they used buzzers to steal signs: 'That's a lie'

The Houston Astros owner and shortstop Carlos Correa were adamant the team has never worn buzzers to signal which pitches were coming.
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Astros stars Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve apologize for sign-stealing scandal: 'Sorry about the choices made'

Owner Jim Crane and the Houston Astros addressed the 2017 sign stealing scandal on the first day of spring training.
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Revisiting Carlos Beltran, Astros' sign-stealing scheme as more details emerge

The Athletic reported additional details surrounding Carolos Beltran and Astros' sign-stealing, making it clear the Mets made right move to part ways.
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Ex-Astros player Marwin Gonzalez 'remorseful' on cheating scandal: 'I wish we could take it back'

A member of Houston's World Series-winning team in 2017, Gonzalez – now with the Twins – apologized for his participation.
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Pitcher Mike Bolsinger says cheating Astros changed course of his career

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New Hampshire Democratic debate, coronavirus outbreak, Astros cheating scandal: 5 things to know Friday

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Hank Aaron says perpetrators in Astros sign-stealing scheme 'should be out of baseball'

The Houston Astros' electronic sign-stealing scheme should carry a lifetime ban for those involved, Hank Aaron said Thursday.
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Pete Rose asks for reinstatement after no Astros players were punished in sign-stealing scandal

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred opted not to punish any players involved in the Houston Astros cheating scandal, prompting Rose to write the letter.
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Dusty Baker named Houston Astros manager: Veteran skipper takes over in wake of club's cheating scandal

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MLB agent Scott Boras says Astros players don't have to apologize: 'A false incrimination'

High-powered MLB agent Scott Boras, who represents Jose Altuve, said players shouldn't have to apologize for the electronic sign-stealing scandal.
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield on missing 2018 All-Star Game: 'Jose Altuve took my spot'

Add Whit Merrifield to the list of MLB players upset with the Houston Astros for their electronic sign stealing operation.
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Astros owner Jim Crane says players will apologize for electronic sign-stealing scandal

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane told reporters Tuesday he expects the team to address and apologize for their roles in the sign stealing scandal.
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Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez rips Mike Fiers for outing Astros in sign-stealing scandal after he left team

Pedro Martinez said Mike Fiers should have revealed Astros' cheating when he was with Houston, calls him "bad teammate" for sharing after he left.
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Chris Archer, Marcus Stroman rip Astros over sign-stealing scandal: 'It was all a facade'

MLB pitchers continue to weigh in on the Houston Astros' cheating scandal that has rocked the baseball world.
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Astros' Jose Altuve on Jeff Luhnow, AJ Hinch losing their jobs: 'I feel bad for them'

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve calls allegation players wore buzzer "ridiculous" and says, "We're going to be in the World Series again."
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