The Houston Astros are chasing their second playoff berth in three years, so you should be chasing down single game tickets to see them at Minute Maid Park! A young and hungry lineup is ready to go toe to toe in the AL West with defending champion Texas as well as fellow division winners Boston and Texas in an exciting 2017.
In addition to multiple visits from the Rangers plus Mike Trout and the Angels, the Astros will host the Yankees for a three-game set before the 4th of July. They’ll also host NL East winners Washington in interleague action, so check out the full season schedule below to figure out when you can root on your Astros!
After taking a step back last year, the Astros are poised to contend for the AL West title on the strength of their young bats. Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa comprise a dynamic middle infield duo, and there is plenty of power with George Springer and Evan Gattis in the heart of the lineup. Newcomers Josh Reddick and Nori Aoki will provide outfield help for Springer.
The rotation should bounce back, starting with Dallas Kuechel after he went from 20 wins and a Cy Young Award in 2015 to nine wins last year. A full season from Charlie Morton, limited to four starts by a torn hamstring, will also help balance out Houston’s starting five. Closer Ken Giles and Luke Gregorson anchor an up-and-coming relief corps.