2018 Houston Astros
American League West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record103–59 (.636)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Jim Crane
General manager(s)Jeff Luhnow
Manager(s)A. J. Hinch
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The 2018 Houston Astros season was the 57th season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in Houston, their 54th as the Astros, sixth in both the American League (AL) and AL West division, and 19th at Minute Maid Park. The Astros were the defending World Series champions, after winning the 2017 World Series four games to three over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Houston began the season March 29 against the Texas Rangers and finished the season on September 30 against the Baltimore Orioles, capping off an unprecedented second consecutive 100-win season.

They repeated as American League West champions and swept the Cleveland Indians in the Division Series to advance to the American League Championship Series, where they lost in five games to the Boston Red Sox.

The Astros once again sent a league-high six players to the 2018 All-Star Game. Additionally, ace Justin Verlander finished as runner-up for the American League Cy Young Award for the second time in three years.

Previous season

Summary

The Houston Astros entered the 2018 Major League Baseball season as defending World Series champions after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games. In addition to achieving their first-ever World Series championship, they claimed both their first American League (AL) pennant and AL West division championship. Center fielder George Springer was named the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP)[1][2] and right-handed starting pitcher Justin Verlander was the American League Championship Series (ALCS) MVP.[3] A number of regular season and multiple-sport awards went to second baseman José Altuve, including the AL MVP,[4] Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year,[5] Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year,[6] and The Sporting News Major League Player of the Year awards, among others.[7]

Offseason

On January 23, 2018, first baseman Jon Singleton and pitcher Dean Deetz were suspended after testing positive for substances violating MLB's drug policy. Singleton, a former Astros' number-one prospect, had tested positive for the third time and was banned for 100 games.[8]

Roster moves

See also: Major League Baseball transactions

Regular season

Justin Verlander was the Opening Day starting pitcher for Houston at Globe Life Park in Arlington, versus Cole Hamels of the Texas Rangers. It was Verlander's tenth career Opening Day start and first with Houston, as all nine previous had come as a member of the Detroit Tigers.[21] George Springer led the game off with a home run, becoming the first MLB player to lead off with a home run in consecutive Opening Days. He had homered off Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of Opening Day 2017 at Minute Maid Park.[22] Verlander pitched six shutout innings and struck out five. The Astors won by a final score of 4–1.[23]

Second baseman José Altuve reached 1,000 games played in his career on April 17, 2018, versus the Mariners. He became the 20th player to appear in 1,000 games for the Astros.[24]

Verlander was named AL Player of the Week on April 17. In 15 innings over one start each versus the Rangers and Twins, he struck 20 and allowed a .100 opponents' batting average.[25]

On May 7, 2018, Springer homered versus the Oakland Athletics and became the first player in Astros franchise history to record six hits in a nine-inning game. Joe Morgan had six hits in a twelve-inning game for the Astros on June 8, 1965.[26]

On May 16, 2018, Verlander threw a complete game shutout against the Los Angeles Angels for his eighth career shutout and 24th complete game. He struck out Shohei Ohtani in the top of the ninth inning for his 2,500th career strikeout, becoming the 33rd pitcher in Major League history to cross that threshold. He was second among active leaders in strikeouts behind CC Sabathia.[27]

Over three games versus the Cleveland Indians spanning May 25–27, Altuve realized a base hit in each of 10 consecutive at bats, breaking his own club record of eight which he had set the year prior. The streak included three doubles, one triple, and one home run.[28]

Verlander was named AL Pitcher of the Month for May, his fifth career award. In six starts, he produced a 0.86 ERA and .437 OPS against, allowed nine extra base hits, while striking out 50 over 41+23 innings. He started and ended the month by dominating the Yankees—the only lineup in baseball with an OPS over .800—with 20 strikeouts in 14+23 innings, eight hits, and one run allowed.[29]

On July 13, 2018, Charlie Morton was added to the American League roster for the 2018 MLB All-Star game making the Astros the only MLB team at the time to have all of their starting pitchers having at least one selection to participate in the MLB All-Star game.

On September 26, 2018, Houston won the American League West division title after the Oakland Athletics were defeated by the Seattle Mariners, following a 4–1 win against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Astros pitchers set a new MLB record by striking out 1,687 opposing batters during the season.[30] The team had 96 games in which they struck out 10 or more batters, also a record.[31] In addition, they were the first team to strike out 5 or more batters in each of 162 games.[32]

Season standings

American League West

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 103 59 0.636 46–35 57–24
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599 6 50–31 47–34
Seattle Mariners 89 73 0.549 14 45–36 44–37
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 23 42–39 38–43
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 36 34–47 33–48


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 108 54 0.667
Houston Astros 103 59 0.636
Cleveland Indians 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 100 62 0.617 +3
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 7
Seattle Mariners 89 73 0.549 8
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 17
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 19
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 24
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 30
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 33
Chicago White Sox 62 100 0.383 35
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 39
Baltimore Orioles 47 115 0.290 50


Record against opponents


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

Game log

Regular season

2018 Game Log: 103–59 (Home: 46–35; Away: 57–24)
March: 2–1 (Home: 0–0; Away: 2–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 March 29 @ Rangers 4–1 Verlander (1–0) Hamels (0–1) 47,253 1–0 W1
2 March 30 @ Rangers 1–5 Fister (1–0) Keuchel (0–1) 35,469 1–1 L1
3 March 31 @ Rangers 9–3 McCullers (1–0) Moore (0–1) 36,892 2–1 W1
April: 18–9 (Home: 10–6; Away: 8–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
4 April 1 @ Rangers 8–2 Cole (1–0) Minor (0–1) 26,758 3–1 W2
5 April 2 Orioles 6–1 Morton (1–0) Tillman (0–1) 42,675 4–1 W3
6 April 3 Orioles 10–6 Rondón (1–0) Araújo (0–1) 37,106 5–1 W4
7 April 4 Orioles 3–2 Peacock (1–0) Castro (0–1) 27,698 6–1 W5
8 April 6 Padres 1–4 Perdomo (1–1) McCullers (1–1) Hand (2) 41,138 6–2 L1
9 April 7 Padres 1–0 Devenski (1–0) Erlin (0–1) 42,306 7–2 W1
10 April 8 Padres 4–1 Morton (2–0) Ross (1–1) Peacock (1) 37,093 8–2 W2
11 April 9 @ Twins 2–0 Verlander (2–0) Rogers (1–1) Giles (1) 15,521 9–2 W3
12 April 10 @ Twins 1–4 Odorizzi (1–0) Keuchel (0–2) Rodney (2) 15,500 9–3 L1
13 April 11 @ Twins 8–9 Rodney (1–1) Peacock (1–1) 15,438 9–4 L2
14 April 13 Rangers 3–2 Smith (1–0) Jepsen (0–2) Devenski (1) 32,129 10–4 W1
15 April 14 Rangers 5–6 (10) Kela (1–0) Harris (0–1) Claudio (1) 40,679 10–5 L1
16 April 15 Rangers 1–3 (10) Kela (2–0) Rondón (1–1) Diekman (1) 31,803 10–6 L2
17 April 16 @ Mariners 1–2 Paxton (1–1) Keuchel (0–3) Díaz (7) 12,923 10–7 L3
18 April 17 @ Mariners 4–1 McCullers (2–1) Altavilla (1–2) Devenski (2) 15,382 11–7 W1
19 April 18 @ Mariners 7–1 Cole (2–0) Leake (2–1) 14,643 12–7 W2
20 April 19 @ Mariners 9–2 Morton (3–0) Gonzales (1–2) 16,927 13–7 W3
21 April 20 @ White Sox 10–0 Verlander (3–0) Shields (1–2) 14,211 14–7 W4
22 April 21 @ White Sox 10–1 Keuchel (1–3) Giolito (0–3) 23,902 15–7 W5
23 April 22 @ White Sox 7–1 McCullers (3–1) Bummer (0–1) 17,167 16–7 W6
24 April 23 Angels 0–2 Skaggs (3–1) Cole (2–1) Middleton (6) 29,606 16–8 L1
25 April 24 Angels 7–8 Johnson (2–0) Smith (1–1) Bedrosian (1) 36,457 16–9 L2
26 April 25 Angels 5–2 Verlander (4–0) Tropeano (1–2) Giles (2) 29,777 17–9 W1
27 April 27 Athletics 1–8 Manaea (4–2) Keuchel (1–4) 32,636 17–10 L1
28 April 28 Athletics 11–0 McCullers (4–1) Mengden (2–3) 41,493 18–10 W1
29 April 29 Athletics 8–4 Harris (1–1) Cahill (1–1) 39,131 19–10 W2
30 April 30 Yankees 2–1 Morton (4–0) Gray (1–2) Giles (3) 30,061 20–10 W3
May: 16–12 (Home: 7–5; Away: 9–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
31 May 1 Yankees 0–4 Robertson (2–1) Giles (0–1) 34,386 20–11 L1
32 May 2 Yankees 0–4 Severino (5–1) Keuchel (1–5) 31,617 20–12 L2
33 May 3 Yankees 5–6 Shreve (1–0) Harris (1–2) Chapman (7) 34,838 20–13 L3
34 May 4 @ D-backs 8–0 Cole (3–1) Medlen (0–1) 29,463 21–13 W1
35 May 5 @ D-backs 3–4 Boxberger (1–2) Devenski (1–1) 39,154 21–14 L1
36 May 6 @ D-backs 1–3 Koch (2–0) Verlander (4–1) Boxberger (11) 35,632 21–15 L2
37 May 7 @ Athletics 16–2 Keuchel (2–5) Anderson (0–1) 7,360 22–15 W1
38 May 8 @ Athletics 4–2 McCullers (5–1) Manaea (4–4) Giles (4) 9,675 23–15 W2
39 May 9 @ Athletics 4–1 Cole (4–1) Mengden (2–4) Giles (5) 18,044 24–15 W3
40 May 11 Rangers 0–1 Hamels (2–4) Verlander (4–2) Kela (8) 34,297 24–16 L1
41 May 12 Rangers 6–1 Morton (5–0) Fister (1–4) 36,482 25–16 W1
42 May 13 Rangers 6–1 Keuchel (3–5) Moore (1–5) 39,405 26–16 W2
43 May 14 @ Angels 1–2 Heaney (2-2) McCullers (5-2) Anderson (1) 28,229 26–17 L1
44 May 15 @ Angels 5–3 McHugh (1–0) Álvarez (2–1) Giles (6) 28,358 27–17 W1
45 May 16 @ Angels 2–0 Verlander (5–2) Richards (4–2) 28,078 28–17 W2
46 May 18 Indians 4–1 Morton (6–0) Clevinger (3–1) Giles (7) 35,959 29–17 W3
47 May 19 Indians 4–5 Kluber (7–2) Keuchel (3–6) Allen (6) 39,926 29–18 L1
48 May 20 Indians 3–1 McCullers (6–2) Carrasco (5–3) Giles (8) 30,770 30–18 W1
49 May 22 Giants 11–2 Cole (5–1) Suárez (1–4) 35,638 31–18 W2
50 May 23 Giants 4–1 Verlander (6–2) Samardzija (1–3) Giles (9) 31,929 32–18 W3
51 May 24 @ Indians 8–2 Morton (7–0) Clevinger (3–2) 19,660 33–18 W4
52 May 25 @ Indians 11–2 Smith (2–1) Miller (1–3) 29,431 34–18 W5
53 May 26 @ Indians 6–8 Carrasco (6–3) McCullers (6–3) Allen (8) 30,639 34–19 L1
54 May 27 @ Indians 9–10 (14) Otero (1–1) Peacock (1–2) 27,765 34–20 L2
55 May 28 @ Yankees 5–1 Verlander (7–2) Germán (0–3) 46,583 35–20 W1
56 May 29 @ Yankees 5–6 (10) Chapman (2–0) Peacock (1–3) 45,458 35–21 L1
57 May 30 @ Yankees 3–5 Severino (8–1) Keuchel (3–7) Chapman (12) 45,229 35–22 L2
58 May 31 Red Sox 4–2 McCullers (7–3) Pomeranz (1–3) Giles (10) 30,658 36–22 W1
June: 19–8 (Home: 8–6; Away: 11–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
59 June 1 Red Sox 7–3 Cole (6–1) Sale (5–3) 37,244 37–22 W2
60 June 2 Red Sox 3–5 Price (6–4) Harris (1–3) Kimbrel (19) 38,640 37–23 L1
61 June 3 Red Sox 3–9 Porcello (8–2) Morton (7–1) 33,431 37–24 L2
62 June 5 Mariners 1–7 Paxton (5–1) Keuchel (3–8) 35,646 37–25 L3
63 June 6 Mariners 7–5 Devenski (2–1) Nicasio (1–3) Rondón (1) 30,361 38–25 W1
64 June 7 @ Rangers 5–2 Cole (7–1) Hamels (3–6) 30,236 39–25 W2
65 June 8 @ Rangers 7–3 Verlander (8–2) Fister (1–7) 31,722 40–25 W3
66 June 9 @ Rangers 4–3 Sipp (1–0) Leclerc (1–2) Rondón (2) 38,068 41–25 W4
67 June 10 @ Rangers 8–7 Harris (2–3) Kela (3–3) Rondón (3) 30,251 42–25 W5
68 June 12 @ Athletics 6–3 McCullers (8–3) Mengden (6–6) Giles (11) 11,742 43–25 W6
69 June 13 @ Athletics 13–5 Cole (8–1) Blackburn (1–1) 9,164 44–25 W7
70 June 14 @ Athletics 7–3 Verlander (9–2) Montas (3–1) 13,009 45–25 W8
71 June 15 @ Royals 7–3 Morton (8–1) Junis (5–7) 27,603 46–25 W9
72 June 16 @ Royals 10–2 Keuchel (4–8) Duffy (3–7) 20,657 47–25 W10
73 June 17 @ Royals 7–4 Sipp (2–0) Maurer (0–3) Rondón (4) 22,326 48–25 W11
74 June 18 Rays 5–4 McHugh (2–0) Romo (1–2) 34,151 49–25 W12
75 June 19 Rays 1–2 Snell (9–4) Rondón (1–2) Romo (4) 37,414 49–26 L1
76 June 20 Rays 5–1 Morton (9–1) Eovaldi (1–3) 43,409 50–26 W1
77 June 22 Royals 0–1 Grimm (1–2) Giles (0–2) Hill (1) 39,357 50–27 L1
78 June 23 Royals 4–3 (12) McHugh (3–0) Grimm (1–3) 40,028 51–27 W1
79 June 24 Royals 11–3 Cole (9–1) Hammel (2–9) 41,823 52–27 W2
80 June 25 Blue Jays 3–6 Happ (10–3) Verlander (9–3) Oh (2) 28,791 52–28 L1
81 June 26 Blue Jays 7–0 Morton (10–1) Borucki (0–1) 38,700 53–28 W1
82 June 27 Blue Jays 7–6 Harris (3–3) Tepera (5–3) 39,191 54–28 W2
83 June 28 @ Rays 1–0 McCullers (9–3) Yarbrough (7–4) Rondón (5) 12,305 55–28 W3
84 June 29 @ Rays 2–3 Font (2–3) Cole (9–2) Alvarado (2) 15,797 55–29 L1
85 June 30 @ Rays 2–5 Nuño (2–0) Verlander (9–4) Romo (7) 18,378 55–30 L2
July: 13–11 (Home: 7–7; Away: 6–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
86 July 1 @ Rays 2–3 Snell (11–4) Morton (10–2) Romo (8) 19,334 55–31 L3
87 July 3 @ Rangers 5–3 Keuchel (5–8) Bibens-Dirkx (1–2) Rondón (6) 40,165 56–31 W1
88 July 4 @ Rangers 5–4 (10) McHugh (4–0) Martin (1–2) Giles (12) 43,592 57–31 W2
89 July 5 White Sox 4–3 Smith (3–1) Soria (0–3) 34,955 58–31 W3
90 July 6 White Sox 11–4 McCullers (10–3) López (4–6) Peacock (2) 38,153 59–31 W4
91 July 7 White Sox 12–6 Morton (11–2) Shields (3–10) 39,568 60–31 W5
92 July 8 White Sox 2–1 Keuchel (6–8) Giolito (5–8) Rondón (7) 41,654 61–31 W6
93 July 9 Athletics 0–2 Montas (5–2) Peacock (1–4) Treinen (23) 28,301 61–32 L1
94 July 10 Athletics 6–5 (11) McHugh (5–0) Treinen (5–2) 34,585 62–32 W1
95 July 11 Athletics 3–8 Bassitt (2–3) McCullers (10–4) 41,119 62–33 L1
96 July 12 Athletics 4–6 Petit (3–2) Devenski (2–2) Trivino (4) 38,900 62–34 L2
97 July 13 Tigers 3–0 Keuchel (7–8) Fiers (6–6) Rondón (8) 38,843 63–34 W1
98 July 14 Tigers 9–1 Cole (10–2) Fulmer (3–9) 40,405 64–34 W2
99 July 15 Tigers 3–6 VerHagen (1–2) Verlander (9–5) 39,455 64–35 L1
89th All-Star Game in Washington, D.C.
100 July 20 @ Angels 3–1 Keuchel (8–8) Skaggs (7–6) Rondón (9) 42,422 65–35 W1
101 July 21 @ Angels 7–0 Verlander (10–5) Tropeano (3–5) 44,264 66–35 W2
102 July 22 @ Angels 5–14 Heaney (6–6) McCullers (10–5) 35,298 66–36 L1
103 July 24 @ Rockies 8–2 (10) Rondón (2–2) Davis (0–3) 43,184 67–36 W1
104 July 25 @ Rockies 2–3 Davis (1–3) McHugh (5–1) 40,948 67–37 L1
105 July 27 Rangers 2–11 Gallardo (5–1) Keuchel (8–9) 42,592 67–38 L2
106 July 28 Rangers 3–7 Jurado (1–1) Verlander (10–6) 43,093 67–39 L3
107 July 29 Rangers 3–4 Minor (7–6) McCullers (10–6) Kela (24) 40,560 67–40 L4
108 July 30 @ Mariners 0–2 Paxton (9–4) Cole (10–3) Díaz (40) 35,198 67–41 L5
109 July 31 @ Mariners 5–2 Morton (12–2) Leake (8–7) Rondón (10) 28,478 68–41 W1
August: 14–12 (Home: 3–6; Away: 11–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
110 August 1 @ Mariners 8–3 Keuchel (9–9) LeBlanc (6–2) 34,575 69–41 W2
111 August 3 @ Dodgers 2–1 Verlander (11–6) Wood (7–6) Rondón (11) 53,598 70–41 W3
112 August 4 @ Dodgers 14–0 Peacock (2–4) Maeda (7–7) 53,119 71–41 W4
113 August 5 @ Dodgers 2–3 Buehler (5–4) Cole (10–4) Jansen (31) 50,628 71–42 L1
114 August 6 @ Giants 3–1 Osuna (1–0) Smith (1–2) Rondón (12) 40,251 72–42 W1
115 August 7 @ Giants 2–1 Smith (4–1) Black (1–1) Rondón (13) 41,613 73–42 W2
116 August 9 Mariners 6–8 Paxton (10–5) Verlander (11–7) Díaz (43) 34,976 73–43 L1
117 August 10 Mariners 2–5 Warren (1–1) Cole (10–5) Díaz (44) 41,236 73–44 L2
118 August 11 Mariners 2–3 LeBlanc (7–2) Morton (12–3) Díaz (45) 38,888 73–45 L3
119 August 12 Mariners 3–4 (10) Duke (5–4) Osuna (1–1) Díaz (46) 40,048 73–46 L4
120 August 14 Rockies 1–5 Márquez (10–9) Verlander (11–8) 35,813 73–47 L5
121 August 15 Rockies 12–1 Cole (11–5) Anderson (6–5) 29,967 74–47 W1
122 August 17 @ Athletics 3–4 (10) Treinen (6–2) Sipp (2–1) 23,535 74–48 L1
123 August 18 @ Athletics 1–7 Cahill (5–2) Keuchel (9–10) 32,204 74–49 L2
124 August 19 @ Athletics 9–4 Verlander (12–8) Manaea 11–9) 29,143 75–49 W1
125 August 20 @ Mariners 4–7 Colomé (4–5) McHugh (5–2) Díaz (48) 27,072 75–50 L1
126 August 21 @ Mariners 3–2 Valdez (1–0) Detwiler (0–1) Rondón (14) 25,415 76–50 W1
127 August 22 @ Mariners 10–7 Morton (13–3) Gonzales (12–9) Osuna (10) 31,062 77–50 W2
128 August 24 @ Angels 9–3 Keuchel (10–10) Heaney (7–8) 42,788 78–50 W3
129 August 25 @ Angels 8–3 Verlander (13–8) Barría (8–8) 41,654 79–50 W4
130 August 26 @ Angels 3–1 Valdez (2–0) Peña (1–4) Osuna (11) 37,530 80–50 W5
131 August 27 Athletics 11–4 Cole (12–5) Anderson (3–4) 43,171 81–50 W6
132 August 28 Athletics 3–4 Familia (8–4) Osuna (1–2) Treinen (33) 33,136 81–51 L1
133 August 29 Athletics 5–4 Osuna (2–2) Familia (8–5) 32,926 82–51 W1
134 August 30 Angels 2–5 Heaney (8–8) Verlander (13–9) 30,371 82–52 L1
135 August 31 Angels 0–3 Barría (9–8) Valdez (2–1) Parker (13) 35,675 82–53 L2
September: 21–6 (Home: 11–3; Away: 10–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
136 September 1 Angels 7–3 Smith (5–1) Bedrosian (5–4) 41,622 83–53 W1
137 September 2 Angels 4–2 Cole (13–5) Ohtani (4–2) Osuna (12) 41,506 84–53 W2
138 September 3 Twins 4–1 Keuchel (11–10) Gibson (7–12) Peacock (3) 39,559 85–53 W3
139 September 4 Twins 5–2 Verlander (14–9) May (3–1) Osuna (13) 31,315 86–53 W4
140 September 5 Twins 9–1 Valdez (3–1) Odorizzi (5–10) 31,011 87–53 W5
141 September 7 @ Red Sox 6–3 Pressly (2–1) Kelly (4–2) Osuna (14) 36,930 88–53 W6
142 September 8 @ Red Sox 5–3 Morton (14–3) Rodríguez (12–4) Osuna (15) 36,684 89–53 W7
143 September 9 @ Red Sox 5–6 Kimbrel (5–1) Rondón (2–3) 32,787 89–54 L1
144 September 10 @ Tigers 3–2 Verlander (15–9) Liriano (4–10) Osuna (16) 19,711 90–54 W1
145 September 11 @ Tigers 5–4 Harris (4–3) Zimmermann (7–7) Osuna (17) 19,432 91–54 W2
146 September 12 @ Tigers 5–4 Cole (14–5) Norris (0–4) Pressly (1) 22,666 92–54 W3
147 September 14 D-backs 2–4 Ziegler (2–6) Rondón (2–4) Hirano (2) 36,924 92–55 L1
148 September 15 D-backs 10–4 Morton (15–3) Godley (14–10) 38,345 93–55 W1
149 September 16 D-backs 5–4 Verlander (16–9) Greinke (14–10) Osuna (18) 37,889 94–55 W2
150 September 17 Mariners 1–4 Cook (2–1) Rondón (2–5) Díaz (56) 43,145 94–56 L1
151 September 18 Mariners 7–0 James (1–0) Leake (10–10) 35,715 95–56 W1
152 September 19 Mariners 0–9 Lawrence (1–0) Keuchel (11–11) 31,229 95–57 L1
153 September 21 Angels 11–3 Cole (15–5) Heaney (9–10) 39,977 96–57 W1
154 September 22 Angels 10–5 McHugh (6–2) Buttrey (0–1) 41,822 97–57 W2
155 September 23 Angels 6–2 Valdez (4–1) Skaggs (8–9) 43,247 98–57 W3
156 September 24 @ Blue Jays 5–3 Keuchel (12–11) Estrada (7–14) Osuna (19) 23,463 99–57 W4
157 September 25 @ Blue Jays 4–1 James (2–0) Gaviglio (3–9) Osuna (20) 28,440 100–57 W5
158 September 26 @ Blue Jays 1–3 Biagini (4–7) Devenski (2–3) Giles (25) 22,828 100–58 L1
September 27 @ Orioles Postponed (rain). Makeup date: September 29.
159 September 28 @ Orioles 2–1 Sipp (3–1) Scott (3–3) Osuna (21) 18,434 101–58 W1
160 September 29 (1) @ Orioles 4–3 Harris (5–3) Gilmartin (1–1) Rondón (15) 26,020 102–58 W2
161 September 29 (2) @ Orioles 5–2 Peacock (3–4) Ramírez (1–8) Pressly (2) 26,020 103–58 W3
162 September 30 @ Orioles 0–4 Fry (1–2) Peacock (3–5) 24,916 103–59 L1

Postseason

2018 Postseason Game Log (4–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 5 Indians 7–2 Verlander (1–0) Kluber (0–1) 43,514 1–0
2 October 6 Indians 3–1 Cole (1–0) Carrasco (0–1) Osuna (1) 43,520 2–0
3 October 8 @ Indians 11–3 McHugh (1–0) Bauer (0–1) 37,252 3–0
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 13 @ Red Sox 7–2 Verlander (1–0) Kelly (0–1) 38,007 1–0
2 October 14 @ Red Sox 5–7 Barnes (1–0) Cole (0–1) Kimbrel (1) 37,960 1–1
3 October 16 Red Sox 2–8 Eovaldi (1–0) Smith (0–1) 43,102 1–2
4 October 17 Red Sox 6–8 Kelly (1–1) James (0–1) Kimbrel (2) 43,277 1–3
5 October 18 Red Sox 1–4 Price (1–0) Verlander (1–1) Kimbrel (3) 43,210 1–4

Roster

2018 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League Rodney Linares
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Omar López
A-Advanced Buies Creek Astros Carolina League Morgan Ensberg
A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League Mickey Storey
A-Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats New York–Penn League Jason Bell
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Wladimir Sutil
Rookie DSL Astros Dominican Summer League Charlie Romero (Blue)
Carlos Lugo (Orange)

See also

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