Houston Astros Details
The Astros joined the National League as an expansion team in 1962. They were originally known as the Colt .45s, but the team changed its name to the Astros when they moved to the famous Astrodome in 1965. The Astros played at the Astrodome until the end of the 1999 season.
The Astros were one of the best sports stories of 2017. The Houston area was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to the harm to the city and its residents, damage and flooding from the storm made it impossible for the Astros to play at Minute Maid Park. They played a “home” series against the Texas Rangers, their interstate rivals, at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay. All the while, though, the Astros were one of the best teams in baseball. They scored more runs than any other major league team, and second baseman Jose Altuve — who hit for an incredible .346 batting average — was the American League MVP. And at the trade deadline, the Astros bolstered an already talented pitching rotation by acquiring Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers.
The Astros won the AL West division and faced the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. After defeating the Sox in four games, they advanced to the ALCS, where they played the New York Yankees. Justin Verlander dominated for the Astros: he had 21 strikeouts over two starts and pitched a complete game in Game 2. The Astros ultimately beat the Yankees in seven games. In the World Series, the Astros faced the Dodgers. It took another seven game series, but Houston ultimately prevailed and won its first ever World Series title. It was also the first World Series victory for the state of Texas.
The Astros have had an active offseason and look like a threat to repeat in 2018. They added pitcher Gerrit Cole from a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cole will join Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel in the top three of Houston’s starting rotation.
How to buy Houston Astros tickets
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- Browse the above listings of Astros games to find a game you would like to attend. Once you find the perfect date and matchup, click on the green button on the right hand side of the screen to see all available tickets for that game.
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Houston Astros schedule
For a list of upcoming Astros games, feel free to browse the game listings above, or visit our Astros Schedule page for Astros game results, scores, the team record, and future games. The 2018 Astros regular season runs from March 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018.
How much do Astros tickets cost?
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When do the Astros play the Rangers?
This 2018 season, dates for Astros vs. Rangers games are scheduled for April 13th, 14th, and 15th, May 11th, 12th, and 13th, and July 27th, 28th, and 29th at Minute Maid Park. At Globe Life Park, Astros vs. Rangers games are scheduled for March 29th, March 30th, and March 31st, April 1st, June 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th, and July 3rd and 4th.
Houston Astros Top Matchups
The Houston Astros have a number of exciting matchups this season, see below for their top rivalries.