2017 Houston Astros season

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2017 Houston Astros
World Series Champions
American League Champions
American League West Champions
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Major League affiliations
  • AL West Division (since 2013)
Location
Results
Record 101–61 (.623)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Jim Crane
General manager(s) Jeff Luhnow
Manager(s) A. J. Hinch
Local television AT&T SportsNet Southwest
(Todd Kalas, Geoff Blum)
Local radio Sportstalk 790
(Robert Ford, Steve Sparks, Geoff Blum)
KLAT (Spanish)
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Stats ESPN.com
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The 2017 Houston Astros season was the 56th season for the franchise in Houston, their 53rd as the Astros, their fifth in the American League, and their 18th season at Minute Maid Park. The Astros began the season at home against the Seattle Mariners on April 3, 2017. They finished the season on the road against the Boston Red Sox on October 1. Following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Astros added a patch on the front of their uniforms that read "Houston Strong". On September 17, the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. It was their first American League West title, and seventh division title overall. On September 29, the Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-2 for their 100th win of the season, their first 100-win season since 1998. They defeated the Boston Red Sox in four games in the Division Series and advanced to the American League Championship Series where they defeated the New York Yankees in seven games for their first American League pennant, second pennant in franchise history, and first pennant since 2005. The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games in the World Series, earning their first World Series title in franchise history.

Offseason

November 2016

Source[1]

November 3, 2016 Claimed OF Nori Aoki off waivers from Seattle.
November 4, 2016 Traded RHP Pat Neshek to Philadelphia for a player to be named or cash. Exercised the 2017 option on C Evan Gattis.
November 6, 2016 Selected the contract of LHP Reymin Guduan from Fresno (PCL).
November 15, 2016 Named Alex Cora bench coach.
November 16, 2016 Agreed to terms with RHP Charlie Morton on a two-year contract.
November 17, 2016 Traded RHP Albert Abreu and RHP Jorge Guzman to New York for C Brian McCann.
November 19, 2016 Announced Buies Creek (Carolina) will serve as a temporary Class A-Advanced affiliate through the 2018 season.
November 23, 2016 Agreed to terms with OF Josh Reddick on a four-year contract.

December

Source[1]

December 5, 2016 Agreed to terms with Carlos Beltrán on a one-year contract.
December 6, 2016 Claimed LHP Ashur Tolliver off waivers from the L.A. Angels.
December 9, 2016 Agreed to terms with LHP Cionel Perez on a minor league contract.
December 13, 2016 Signed a 30-year lease agreement with Fayetteville, N.C. to relocate their Class A Advanced affiliate to Fayetteville beginning with the 2019 season.

January 2017

Source[2]

January 9, 2017 Agreed to terms with C Luis Barajas on a minor league contract.
January 10, 2017 Named Darryl Robinson hitting coach, Aaron DelGiudice development coach and Lee Meyer trainer of Fresno (PCL); Omar Lopez manager, Chris Holt pitching coach, Troy Snitker hitting coach, Mickey Storey development coach, John Gregorich trainer and Mark Spadavecchia strength coach of Buies Creek (Carolina), Russ Steinhorn manager, Drew French pitching coach, Ben Rosenthal hitting coach, Jason Bell development coach, Elliot Diehl trainer and Hazael Wessin strength coach of Quad Cities (MWL); Morgan Ensberg manager, Bill Murphy pitching coach, Jeremy Barnes hitting coach and Daniel Cerquera trainer of Tri-City (NY-P); Erick Abreu pitching coach and Jacob Behara strength coach of Greeneville
January 14, 2017 Agreed to terms with LHP Dallas Keuchel and OFs Jake Marisnick and George Springer on one-year contracts and with INF Reid Brignac, C Juan Centeno and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser on minor league contracts.
January 19, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Fiers on a one-year contract.

February

Source[2]

February 2, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHP Dayan Diaz on a minor league contract.
February 7, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHP Will Harris on a two-year contract.
February 17, 2017 Agreed to terms with INF Marwin Gonzalez on a one-year contract.

March

Source[2]

March 14, 2017 Reassigned RHPs Edison Frias, Cy Sneed and Aaron West, LHP Brian Holmes and C Garrett Stubbs to their minor league camp.
March 16, 2017 Reassigned OF Andrew Aplin, RHP Brady Rodgers and LHPs Reymin Guduan and Ashur Tolliver to minor league camp.
March 16, 2017 Optioned OF Andrew Aplin, RHP Brady Rodgers and LHPs Reymin Guduan and Ashur Tolliver to Fresno (PCL).
March 18, 2017 Reassigned OF Ramon Laureano and RHP Francis Martes to their minor league camp.
March 22, 2017 Assigned C Max Stassi outright to Fresno (PCL). Optioned INF/OF Tony Kemp, OF Teoscar Hernandez, 3B Colin Moran and 1B A.J. Reed and Tyler White to Fresno. Reassigned C Tyler Heineman and 1B Jonathan Singleton to minor league camp.
March 25, 2017 Reassigned OF Alejandro Garcia, RHP Jordan Jankowski, OF Jon Kemmer and RHP Tyson Perez to their minor league camp. Granted LHP C.J. Riefenhauser his unconditional release.
March 29, 2017 Optioned OF Preston Tucker to minor league camp.

April

Source[2]

April 1, 2017 Optioned RHP James Hoyt to Fresno (PCL).

Regular season

The Astros wore a patch during the 2017 season in support of Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston

Summary

One of the most memorable and debated manifestations to hallmark the 2017 season was José Altuve's height and style of play contrasts with that of New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge. At 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) and 280 pounds (130 kg), Judge was a rookie who emerged as his chief rival in the 2017 Most Valuable Player (MVP) race,[3] eventually breaking the record for both home runs hit (52) and walks drawn (127) by a rookie while leading the AL.[4] In July, a photo emerged of the pair standing side by side in game versus the Yankees that displayed their drastic size difference and became a viral phenomenon.[3]

For the first time in franchise history, three Astros players were elected by fans as starters for the All-Star Game, played at Marlins Park in Miami. The starters were second baseman Altuve, shortstop Carlos Correa, and center fielder George Springer. As was former Astros manager Brad Mills' selection, Altuve, who typically hit third for the Astros, batted leadoff for the American League. Springer, the Astros leadoff hitter, batted cleanup. Two others Astros made the team, including starting pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr.[5][6]

In July, Altuve hit .485 for the fifth-highest average in one month since 1961. Over 23 games, he accumulated 48 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 21 RBI and 1.251 OPS. He carried a 19-game hitting streak from July 2–23. He also recorded five consecutive multi-hit games during the week of July 3–9, becoming the ninth player in MLB history to do so. His average set the Astros record for one calendar month—surpassing Richard Hidalgo's .476 average in September of 2000—and he won his second AL Player of the Month Award. Yuli Gurriel won the AL Rookie of the Month Award in July, and he led all AL rookies with .565 slugging percentage, .899 OPS, 28 hits, nine doubles, and 20 RBI. The nine doubles tied Lance Berkman's club record for rookies in a single month.[7]

Season standings

American League West

American League West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 101 61 0.623 48–33 53–28
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 21 43–38 37–44
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 23 40–41 38–43
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 23 41–40 37–44
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 26 46–35 29–52


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630
Houston Astros 101 61 0.623
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 91 71 0.562 +6
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 5
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 5
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 7
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 7
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 9
Baltimore Orioles 75 87 0.463 10
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 10
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 18
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 21


Record against opponents

2017 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 10–9 4–3 1–5 3–4 1–6 3–3 2–4 2–5 7–12 4–3 4–2 8–11 6–1 12–7 8–12
Boston 9–10 6–1 4–3 3–4 3–2 2–4 2–4 5–2 8–11 3–4 3–3 11–8 5–1 13–6 16–4
Chicago 3–4 1–6 6–13 10–9 4–2 10–9 3–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 4–3 3–3 6–14
Cleveland 6–1 3–4 13–6 13–6 5–1 12–7 6–0 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 6–14
Detroit 4–3 4–3 9–10 6–13 3–4 8–11 3–4 8–11 3–3 1–5 1–6 2–5 1–5 3–3 8–12
Houston 5–1 3–3 2–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 12–7 5–1 5–2 12–7 14–5 3–4 12–7 4–3 15–5
Kansas City 3–3 4–2 9–10 7–12 11–8 4–3 6–1 8–11 2–5 3–3 5–2 4–3 1–6 3–3 9–11
Los Angeles 4–2 4–2 4–3 0–6 4–3 7–12 1–6 2–5 4–2 12–7 11–7 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–9
Minnesota 5–2 2–5 12–7 7–12 11–8 1–5 11–8 5–2 2–3 3–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 13–7
New York 12–7 11–8 4–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 12–7 3–3 9–10 15–5
Oakland 3–4 4–3 5–1 4–3 5–1 7–12 3–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 7–12 2–5 10–9 2–5 7–13
Seattle 2–4 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–1 5–14 2–5 7–12 4–3 2–5 12–7 5–1 11–8 1–6 12–8
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 3–3 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 7–12 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–10 11–9
Texas 1–6 1–5 3–4 1–6 5–1 7–12 6–1 11–8 3–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 4–2 3–4 14–6
Toronto 7–12 6–13 3–3 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 3–4 3–4 10–9 5–2 6–1 10–9 4–3 9–11


Postseason

Many buildings in the skyline of Downtown Houston participated in cheering for the Astros during the 2017 World Series.

As winners of their respective division, the Astros received a bye during the procession of the AL Wild Card Game, played between the wild card winners, New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins. The Astros were seeded #2 in the AL, the result of attaining the second-most wins in the league. Their first playoff game of 2017 was in the American League Division Series, versus the Boston Red Sox. It was the first time the Astros had faced the Red Sox in the postseason.

American League Division Series (ALDS)

The Astros played American League East division champion Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. In Game 1, Altuve hit three home runs in a single game for the first time of his career while becoming the tenth player to hit three home runs in a single postseason game.[8] Verlander won two games in the Astros' 3-games-to-1 triumph over the Red Sox. He started and won Game 1, and picked up the second win with 2 23 innings of relief in the clinching Game 4.[9]

American League Championship Series (ALCS)

The Astros faced the wild-card game winning Yankees in the ALCS. The Astros selected Keuchel to start Game 1 versus the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka. In a pitcher's duel, Tanaka allowed no runs through the first three innings before the Astros scored in the bottom of the fourth. Altuve hit an infield single and stole second base before Carlos Correa drove him in with an RBI single. Yuli Gurriel drove in Correa to give the Astros a 2–0 lead. Keuchel recorded ten strikeouts, allowing four hits and no runs in seven innings. Tanaka pitched six innings with three strikeouts and allowed two earned runs. The Yankees scored their only run of the game in the ninth, when closer Ken Giles allowed a solo home run to Greg Bird before striking out Jacoby Ellsbury swinging to end the game. Giles struck out four of six batters faced for his first save of the ALCS and second of the postseason.[10]

On October 14, Verlander started Game 2, throwing a 13-strikeout, 2–1 complete game victory. The Astros won the game on a ninth-inning walk-off double by Carlos Correa that drove home Altuve.[11] Facing elimination in Game 6 of the ALCS, Verlander pitched seven shutout innings in a 7−1 victory over the Yankees.[12]

The Astros also defeated the Yankees 4−0 in Game 7, on October 21, 2017, allowing them to advance to the World Series for the second time in franchise history, and first as a member of the American League. McCullers pitched four scoreless innings in relief to earn his first career save.[13]

Verlander's totals in the ALCS included a 2−0 W−L, 0.56 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched. As a result, he was named the ALCS Most Valuable Player (MVP).[14]

World Series

In Game 3, Yu Darvish started for the Dodgers against Lance McCullers Jr. for the Astros. The Astros scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning on a home run by Yuli Gurriel and RBIs by González, Brian McCann, and Bregman. Darvish left the game after 1 23 innings, which is the shortest outing of his career (he would tie that feat in Game 7, that time giving up five runs). The Dodgers scored one run in the top of the third inning as Seager grounded into a double play after McCullers loaded the bases with three consecutive walks.[15][16] The Astros added another run in the fifth on an RBI single by Evan Gattis and the Dodgers added two in the sixth on an RBI groundout by Puig and a wild pitch. McCullers wound up pitching 513 innings and allowed three runs on four hits.[17] Brad Peacock replaced McCullers, completing the final 3 23 innings with no hits allowed and four strikeouts to earn his first major league save. It was the longest hitless World Series relief outing since Ron Taylor's four innings in Game 4 of the 1964 Series, and tied Ken Clay for the longest hitless postseason save, first accomplished in the 1978 ALCS.[18]

Game log

Regular season

2017 Game Log: 101–61 (Home: 48–33; Away: 53–28)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Astros team member
  1. ^ a b c Games moved to Tropicana Field for flooding concerns due to Hurricane Harvey.

Postseason

2017 Postseason Game Log (11–7)

Roster

2017 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Statistics

Batting

(Final Stats)
Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging Percentage;

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG TB
Altuve, JoséJosé Altuve 153 590 112 204 39 4 24 81 32 58 84 .346 .410 .547 323
Aoki, NorichikaNorichika Aoki* 71 202 28 55 12 1 2 19 5 15 29 .272 .323 .371 75
Beltrán, CarlosCarlos Beltrán 129 467 60 108 29 0 14 51 0 33 102 .231 .283 .383 179
Bregman, AlexAlex Bregman 155 556 88 158 39 5 19 71 17 55 97 .284 .352 .475 264
Centeno, JuanJuan Centeno 22 52 5 12 0 0 2 4 0 4 12 .231 .286 .346 18
Correa, CarlosCarlos Correa 109 422 82 133 25 1 24 84 2 53 92 .315 .391 .550 232
Davis, J. D.J. D. Davis 25 62 8 14 4 0 4 7 1 4 20 .226 .279 .484 30
Feliz, MichaelMichael Feliz 46 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Fiers, MikeMike Fiers 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Fisher, DerekDerek Fisher 53 146 21 31 4 1 5 17 3 17 54 .212 .307 .356 52
Gattis, EvanEvan Gattis 84 300 41 79 22 0 12 55 0 18 50 .263 .311 .457 137
González, MarwinMarwin González 134 455 67 138 34 0 23 90 8 49 99 .303 .377 .530 241
Gurriel, YulieskiYulieski Gurriel 139 529 69 158 43 1 18 75 3 22 62 .299 .332 .486 257
Kemp, TonyTony Kemp 17 37 6 8 1 0 0 4 1 1 5 .216 .256 .243 9
Keuchel, DallasDallas Keuchel 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0
Marisnick, JakeJake Marisnick 106 230 50 56 10 0 16 35 9 20 90 .243 .319 .496 114
Maybin, CameronCameron Maybin* 21 59 6 11 1 1 4 13 4 3 16 .186 .226 .441 26
McCann, BrianBrian McCann 97 349 47 84 12 1 18 62 1 38 58 .241 .323 .436 152
Lance McCullers Jr. 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Musgrove, JoeJoe Musgrove 38 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Reddick, JoshJosh Reddick 134 477 77 150 34 4 13 82 7 43 72 .314 .363 .484 231
Sipp, TonyTony Sipp 46 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Springer, GeorgeGeorge Springer 140 548 112 155 29 0 34 85 5 64 111 .283 .367 .522 286
White, TylerTyler White 22 61 7 17 6 0 3 10 0 4 16 .279 .328 .525 32

Pitching

(Final Stats)
Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Clippard, TylerTyler Clippard* 0 2 6.43 16 0 2 14.0 11 10 10 7 18
Devenski, ChrisChris Devenski 8 5 2.68 62 0 4 80.2 50 24 24 26 100
Diaz, DayanDayan Diaz 1 1 9.00 10 1 0 13.0 17 14 13 4 20
Feliz, MichaelMichael Feliz 4 2 5.63 46 0 0 48.0 53 30 30 22 70
Fiers, MikeMike Fiers 8 10 5.22 29 28 0 153.1 157 92 89 62 146
Giles, KenKen Giles 1 3 2.30 63 0 34 62.2 44 16 16 21 83
Gregerson, LukeLuke Gregerson 2 3 4.57 65 0 1 61.0 62 31 31 20 70
Gustave, JandelJandel Gustave 0 0 5.40 6 0 0 5.0 5 4 3 7 2
Harris, WillWill Harris 3 2 2.98 46 0 2 45.1 37 15 15 7 52
Hoyt, JamesJames Hoyt 1 0 4.38 43 0 0 49.1 51 24 24 14 66
Jankowski, JordanJordan Jankowski 1 0 12.46 3 0 0 4.1 7 6 6 2 5
Keuchel, DallasDallas Keuchel 14 5 2.90 23 23 0 145.2 116 48 47 47 125
Liriano, FranciscoFrancisco Liriano* 0 2 4.40 20 0 0 14.1 14 7 7 10 11
McCullers Jr., LanceLance McCullers Jr. 7 4 4.25 22 22 0 118.2 114 58 56 40 132
McHugh, CollinCollin McHugh 5 2 3.55 12 12 0 63.1 62 25 25 20 62
Morton, CharlieCharlie Morton 14 7 3.62 25 25 0 146.2 125 61 59 50 163
Musgrove, JoeJoe Musgrove 7 8 4.77 38 15 2 109.1 117 59 58 28 98
Peacock, BradBrad Peacock 13 2 3.00 34 21 0 132.0 100 44 44 57 161
Sipp, TonyTony Sipp 0 1 5.79 46 0 0 37.1 36 25 24 16 39
Tolliver, AshurAshur Tolliver 0 0 3.60 3 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 4 5
Verlander, JustinJustin Verlander* 5 0 1.06 5 5 0 34.0 17 4 4 5 43

Awards and league leaders

Awards

League leaders

  • Ref:[27]
  • Batting champion: José Altuve (.346)
  • Hits: José Altuve (204)
  • Wins Above Replacement: José Altuve (8.3)


Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Rodney Linares
A-Advanced Buies Creek Astros Carolina League Omar Lopez
A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League Russ Steinhorn
A-Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats New York–Penn League Morgan Ensberg
Rookie Greeneville Astros Appalachian League Danny Ortega
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Wladimir Sutil
Rookie DSL Astros Dominican Summer League

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d "Houston Astros 2017 Team Transactions: Trades, DL, Free Agents and Callups - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b Putterman, Alex (October 6, 2017). "Jose Altuve, Baseball's Unlikeliest Superstar". The Atlantic. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ Botte, Peter (October 14, 2017). "Jose Altuve makes the case for Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge as AL MVP". New York Daily News. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b KHOU.com and CBS Sports (July 2, 2017). "5 Astros chosen for MLB American League All-Star team". KHOU.com. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ Heinrich, Garret (July 10, 2017). "Jose Altuve Leading Off All-Star Game; Springer 4th Correa 5th". CBS Houston. Retrieved November 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ Click2Houston Staff (August 2, 2017). "Astros 2B Jose Altuve named AL Player of the Month; Yuli Gurriel named AL Rookie of the Month". KPRC-TV Houston. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
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  9. ^ Browne, Ian; McTaggart, Brian (October 9, 2017). "Astros remove Sox, reach ALCS in epic finish". MLB.com. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Keuchel strikes out 10, Astros beat Yanks 2-1 in ALCS opener". ESPN.com. October 13, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  11. ^ McTaggart, Brian (October 14, 2017). "Verlander crafts masterpiece with 13-K CG: Astros righty throws 93 of 124 pitches for strikes, then rewarded with walk-off win in G2 of ALCS". MLB.com. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  12. ^ Crasnick, Jerry (October 20, 2017). "Justin Verlander's Game 6 gem gets the Jack Morris seal of approval". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  13. ^ Healey, Tim (October 22, 2017). "Astros' Lance McCullers remembers Jose Fernandez while pitching team to World Series". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
  14. ^ Kelly, Matt (October 21, 2017). "Verlander named ALCS MVP after superb starts". MLB.com. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  15. ^ Hoffman, Benjamin; Waldstein, David (October 27, 2017). "World Series 2017: Dodgers vs. Astros: Game 3 Live Updates". The New York Times. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Astros rock Darvish, power their way to 2−1 lead over Dodgers". ESPN. October 27, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  17. ^ McTaggart, Brian and Ken Gurnick (October 28, 2017). "Astros use 1−2 punch to take 2−1 WS lead". MLB.com. Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  18. ^ Justice, Richard (October 28, 2017). "Peacock's relief performance a Series classic: Astros righty delivers 3 2/3 hitless, scoreless innings for first career save". MLB.com. Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  19. ^ Kelly, Matt (October 21, 2017). "Verlander named ALCS MVP after superb starts". MLB.com. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  20. ^ Kaplan, Jake (November 17, 2017). "Astros' Jose Altuve named American League MVP". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 19, 2017. 
  21. ^ Baseball America Press Release (October 5, 2017). "From afterthought to foundation of a winner". Baseball America. Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  22. ^ Newman, Mark (October 25, 2017). "Stanton, Altuve named Aaron Award winners: Marlins OF takes home second NL trophy; Astros 2B gets first AL nod". MLB.com. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  23. ^ Kaplan, Jake (September 19, 2017). "Astros' Jose Altuve selected as recipient of Lou Gehrig Memorial Award". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  24. ^ USA Today Sports (November 9, 2017). "Jose Altuve, Nolan Arenado among repeat Silver Slugger Award winners". USA Today. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  25. ^ Houston Chronicle Sports (October 26, 2017). "Astros' Jose Altuve voted Sporting News Player of the Year". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved October 26, 2017. 
  26. ^ Castrovince, Anthony (November 2, 2017). "Springer swats his way to MVP honors". MLB.com. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  27. ^ "2017 American League batting leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 

External links

  • 2017 Houston Astros season official site
  • 2017 Houston Astros season at Baseball Reference
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