Astros complete sweep of Athletics

/ Jun 23, 2017

Astros complete sweep of Athletics

Josh Reddick will take a three-hit game any time. This one meant just a little bit more to the Houston Astros outfielder, though. “You always want to do well against your former team,” said Reddick, who played in Oakland for parts of five seasons. ...

Aoki reaches 2,000-hit milestone

/ Jun 12, 2017

Aoki reaches 2,000-hit milestone

Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki marked the 2,000th hit of his professional career in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, becoming the seventh Japanese to reach the number playing in Nippon Professional Baseball and the majors. The 35-year-old singled to left field in ...

Aoki moves within two hits of career milestone

/ Jun 9, 2017

Aoki moves within two hits of career milestone

Outfielder Norichika Aoki went 1-for-3 Thursday to move within two hits of the 2,000 career-hit milestone as the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1. Aoki singled off Royals starter and 15-game winner Jason Hammel in the sixth for his 1,998th career hit, ...

Astros slug six home runs in rout of Twins

/ Jun 1, 2017

Astros slug six home runs in rout of Twins

Carlos Correa stood slack-jawed in the dugout as George Springer rounded the bases a second time Wednesday. Correa was unable to comprehend the force Springer must have needed to send the second-longest homer in the majors this season into the concourse above the second ...

Aoki's first three-hit game of year lifts Astros

/ Apr 26, 2017

Aoki's first three-hit game of year lifts Astros

Norichika Aoki had his first three-hit game of the season and drove in the game-tying run as the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Tuesday. Aoki tied the game at one with an RBI double in the fifth inning with no outs ...

Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics

/ Apr 16, 2017

Aoki helps Astros edge Athletics

Norichika Aoki scored a run, drove in two and stole a base for the Houston Astros, who overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-6 on Saturday. Aoki singled and scored a run in Houston’s two-run seventh inning, and delivered a tie-breaking ...

Aoki excited to join teammates ahead of WBC

Feb 28, 2017

Aoki excited to join teammates ahead of WBC

Norichika Aoki, the sole major leaguer on the Japan national team roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic, said Monday he is mentally ready for action but may need time to reset his sleep cycle. The 35-year-old, who was released by the Houston Astros ...

Samurai Japan adds Astros' Aoki to WBC roster

Dec 21, 2016

Samurai Japan adds Astros' Aoki to WBC roster

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Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki has been added to the Samurai Japan roster for next spring’s World Baseball Classic, the team announced on Wednesday. The Japan national team revealed the first 18 players chosen for the roster a day earlier. The 19th man brings ...