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Astros Asking Matt Dominguez To Add Offense To His Well-Known Defense

Known primarily for his glove at the hot corner, Matt Dominguez surprised with his bat by posting a .284 average with five longballs in 31 games for Houston.


Brad Mills. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Astros Fire Brad Mills

Tony DeFrancesco was chosen interim manager Sunday, a day after Brad Mills was fired.


Red Sox reliever Mark Melancon. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Is Melancon The Answer At Closer?

Felger and Massarotti opened the day breaking down the Sox trade that sent Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland to the Astros for closer Mark Melancon. Is Melancon in line to be the Sox new closer?


Reliever Mark Melancon is reportedly heading to the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Red Sox Get Closer Melancon From Astros For Lowrie, Weiland

The Boston Red Sox have traded infielder Jed Lowrie and right handed pitcher Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for reliever Mark Melancon.


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Prosecutors Say Needles Had Clemens’ DNA, Steroids

Prosecutors say needles and cotton balls that Roger Clemens’ former trainer says he used to inject the star pitcher in the middle of his career tested positive for Clemens’ DNA and anabolic steroids.


Roger Clemens arrives at the U.S. District Court on July 6, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Clemens To Question Validity Of House Hearings

Roger Clemens’ attorney revealed Tuesday that the ex-baseball star plans to begin his defense against charges of lying to Congress by questioning whether lawmakers’ investigation into whether he used performance-enhancing drugs was proper.


Pitcher Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 3, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Beckett Fans Season-High 11 As Red Sox Top Astros

Josh Beckett pitched a gem and the Boston Red Sox scored the go-ahead run on a walk in the ninth inning for a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday and the series sweep.


Pitcher Andrew Miller #30 of the Boston Red Sox laughs with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 after he was hit with a ball during a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

McDonald, Miller Lead Red Sox Past Astros 10-4

The Boston Red Sox spent the first six games of this road trip struggling on offense. They’ve busted out of that slump since coming to Houston.


Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, center, slides safely into home to score on a two-run double hit by Adrian Gonzalez as Houston Astros relief pitcher Wilton Lopez (59) watches during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game Friday, July 1, 2011, in Houston. The Red Sox's Darnell McDonald also scored on Gonzalez's double. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Red Sox Rally From Behind To Beat Houston Astros 7-5

Adrian Gonzalez hit a go-ahead two-run double after Dustin Pedroia drove in a pair of runs during Boston’s six-run seventh inning, helping the Red Sox rally for a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.


MAY 15: Kevin Youkilis #20 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates a 7-5 win against the New York Yankees after their game on May 15, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Youkilis Returns To Lineup For Red Sox

Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup for the Boston Red Sox as they open a three-game series against the Astros in Houston.