2019 Houston Astros
American League Champions
American League West Champions
Houston Astros cap logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record107–55 (.660)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Jim Crane
General manager(s)Jeff Luhnow
Manager(s)A. J. Hinch
Local televisionAT&T SportsNet Southwest
(Todd Kalas, Geoff Blum)
Local radioSportstalk 790
KTRH 740 (weekday night games)
Houston Astros Radio Network
(Robert Ford, Steve Sparks, Geoff Blum)
KLAT (Spanish)
(Francisco Romero, Alex Treviño)
StatsESPN.com
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The 2019 Houston Astros season was the 58th season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in Houston, Texas, their 55th as the Astros, seventh in both the American League (AL) and AL West division, and 20th at Minute Maid Park.

The Houston Astros announced after last season that their weekly night games will air on KTRH 740.[1]

On September 18, the Astros clinched a postseason berth against the Texas Rangers and became the first team since the 2002–2004 New York Yankees to have three consecutive 100-win seasons, having done so in 2017 and 2018 as well. On September 22, the Astros clinched their third straight AL West title. For the first time in franchise history, the Astros finished the season with the best record in baseball and defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the Division Series by a margin of three games to two. They then defeated the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) by a margin of four games to two, winning the pennant and a trip to the World Series for the second time in three years. However, they were defeated by the Washington Nationals in seven games in the World Series.

Despite the World Series upset, this Astros team is still considered to have put together one of the best regular seasons, and most talented rosters, in the history of baseball, owing largely to its historic 107-win campaign, lion's share of season-end accolades, and record-breaking individual stats.[2][3]

Following the season, the Astros led the league with a record six players selected to 2019's inaugural All-MLB Team. Earlier in the year, they also once again sent six players (a franchise record four of whom were starters) to the 2019 All-Star Game, the most from any team in baseball. When including All-Star ace Zack Greinke, who was traded from Arizona to Houston at the July trade deadline, this iteration of the Astros had an eye-popping total of seven 2019 All-Stars on its postseason squad, among the most in baseball history. As such, the 2019 Astros are often regarded as one of the greatest baseball teams ever assembled.

Justin Verlander, having lead the MLB in wins, went on to clinch his second American League Cy Young Award after an all-time historically dominant season alongside strikeout and ERA leader Gerrit Cole. Yordan Alvarez also won Rookie of the Year after a history-making season, while Alex Bregman finished as a runner-up for the AL MVP.

This was the Astros' final season with A. J. Hinch as manager and Jeff Luhnow as general manager; both were fired in January 2020 after MLB investigators confirmed that the team had used electronics to steal opponents’ signs back in the 2017 regular season.

Off-season

On March 24, 2019, the Astros signed right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander to a two-year, $66 million contract extension to keep him with Houston through the 2021 season.[4]

Regular season

Game log

2019 Game Log: 107–55 (Home: 60–21; Away: 47–34)
March/April: 18–12 (Home: 10–3; Away: 8–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 March 28 @ Rays 5–1 Verlander (1–0) Snell (0–1) 25,025 1–0 W1
2 March 29 @ Rays 2–4 Morton (1–0) Cole (0–1) Alvarado (1) 13,059 1–1 L1
3 March 30 @ Rays 1–3 Glasnow (1–0) McHugh (0–1) Alvarado (2) 16,010 1–2 L2
4 March 31 @ Rays 1–3 Chirinos (1–0) Miley (0–1) Castillo (1) 18,473 1–3 L3
5 April 1 @ Rangers 2–1 Peacock (1–0) Sampson (0–1) Osuna (1) 18,056 2–3 W1
6 April 2 @ Rangers 4–6 Kelley (2–0) Valdez (0–1) Leclerc (2) 17,907 2–4 L1
7 April 3 @ Rangers 0–4 Minor (1–1) Cole (0–2) 22,265 2–5 L2
8 April 5 A's 3–2 McHugh (1–1) Montas (1–1) Osuna (2) 43,165 3–5 W1
9 April 6 A's 6–0 Miley (1–1) Brooks (1–1) 34,487 4–5 W2
10 April 7 A's 9–8 Osuna (1–0) Treinen (0–1) 34,902 5–5 W3
11 April 8 Yankees 4–3 Pressly (1–0) Ottavino (1–1) Osuna (3) 27,631 6–5 W4
12 April 9 Yankees 6–3 Rondón (1–0) Green (0–2) Osuna (4) 31,009 7–5 W5
13 April 10 Yankees 8–6 McHugh (2–1) Paxton (1–2) Pressly (1) 27,685 8–5 W6
14 April 12 @ Mariners 10–6 Peacock (2–0) Armstrong (0–1) Osuna (5) 30,969 9–5 W7
15 April 13 @ Mariners 3–1 Verlander (2–0) Hernández (1–1) Osuna (6) 30,533 10–5 W8
16 April 14 @ Mariners 3–2 Cole (1–2) Brennan (0–1) Osuna (7) 29,237 11–5 W9
17 April 16 @ Athletics 9–1 McHugh (3–1) Estrada (0–2) 12,270 12–5 W10
18 April 17 @ Athletics 1–2 Montas (3–1) Miley (1–2) Treinen (6) 11,323 12–6 L1
19 April 19 @ Rangers 7–2 Verlander (3–0) Smyly (0–2) 35,649 13–6 W1
20 April 20 @ Rangers 4–9 Kelley (3–0) Cole (1–3) 39,636 13–7 L1
21 April 21 @ Rangers 10–11 Miller (1–1) McHugh (3–2) Kelley (1) 26,225 13–8 L2
22 April 22 Twins 5–9 Odorizzi (2–2) Peacock (2–1) 34,518 13–9 L3
23 April 23 Twins 10–4 Rondón (2–0) Hildenberger (2–1) 29,409 14–9 W1
24 April 24 Twins 7–1 Verlander (4–0) Stewart (0–1) 26,582 15–9 W2
25 April 25 Indians 1–2 Bauer (3–1) Cole (1–4) Hand (7) 24,948 15–10 L1
26 April 26 Indians 3–6 Cimber (2–1) Rondón (2–1) Hand (8) 38,084 15–11 L2
27 April 27 Indians 4–3 (10) Osuna (2–0) Cimber (2–2) 38,667 16–11 W1
28 April 28 Indians 4–1 Valdez (1–1) Carrasco (2–3) Pressly (2) 31,025 17–11 W2
29 April 29 @ Twins 0–1 Odorizzi (3–2) Verlander (4–1) Parker (6) 12,615 17–12 L1
30 April 30 @ Twins 11–0 Cole (2–4) Pineda (2–2) 12,181 18–12 W1
May: 20–8 (Home: 12–5; Away: 8–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
31 May 1 @ Twins 2–6 Pérez (4–0) McHugh (3–3) 14,115 18–13 L1
32 May 2 @ Twins 2–8 Berríos (5–1) Peacock (2–2) 17,721 18–14 L2
33 May 4 @ Angels 14–2 Miley (2–2) Cahill (1–3) 18,177 19–14 W1
34 May 5 @ Angels 10–4 Verlander (5–1) Harvey (1–3) 17,614 20–14 W2
35 May 6 Royals 6–4 Cole (3–4) Junis (3–3) Osuna (8) 27,079 21–14 W3
36 May 7 Royals 2–12 Duffy (1–1) McHugh (3–4) 30,377 21–15 L1
37 May 8 Royals 9–0 Peacock (3–2) López (0–4) 22,698 22–15 W1
38 May 9 Rangers 4–2 Miley (3–2) Minor (3–3) Osuna (9) 26,657 23–15 W2
39 May 10 Rangers 3–0 Verlander (6–1) Lynn (4–3) Osuna (10) 33,023 24–15 W3
40 May 11 Rangers 11–4 Cole (4–4) Smyly (0–3) 35,849 25–15 W4
41 May 12 Rangers 15–5 Martin (1–0) Sampson (0–3) 41,027 26–15 W5
42 May 13 @ Tigers 8–1 Peacock (4–2) Boyd (4–3) 15,086 27–15 W6
43 May 14 @ Tigers 11–4 Miley (4–2) Carpenter (0–2) 14,261 28–15 W7
44 May 15 @ Tigers 5–1 Verlander (7–1) Soto (0–2) 15,940 29–15 W8
45 May 17 @ Red Sox 3–1 Harris (1–0) Porcello (3–4) Osuna (11) 35,558 30–15 W9
46 May 18 @ Red Sox 7–3 James (1–0) Velázquez (1–3) 36,887 31–15 W10
47 May 19 @ Red Sox 3–4 Walden (6–0) Valdez (1–2) Workman (1) 35,796 31–16 L1
48 May 20 White Sox 3–0 Peacock (5–2) Burr (1–1) Osuna (12) 24,364 32–16 W1
49 May 21 White Sox 5–1 Verlander (8–1) Covey (0–3) 31,392 33–16 W2
50 May 22 White Sox 4–9 Nova (3–4) Cole (4–5) 30,237 33–17 L1
51 May 23 White Sox 0–4 Giolito (6–1) Martin (1–1) 26,073 33–18 L2
52 May 24 Red Sox 4–3 Miley (5–2) Sale (1–6) Osuna (13) 35,606 34–18 W1
53 May 25 Red Sox 4–3 Osuna (3–0) Barnes (2–1) 40,722 35–18 W2
54 May 26 Red Sox 1–4 Rodríguez (5–3) Verlander (8–2) Walden (1) 41,502 35–19 L1
55 May 27 Cubs 6–5 Cole (5–5) Hamels (4–1) Osuna (14) 42,135 36–19 W1
56 May 28 Cubs 9–6 James (2–0) Lester (3–4) Osuna (15) 31,030 37–19 W2
57 May 29 Cubs 1–2 Hendricks (5–4) Miley (5–3) Cishek (5) 33,243 37–20 L1
58 May 31 @ A's 3–2 Rondón (3–1) Trivino (2–2) Osuna (16) 14,519 38–20 W1
June: 15–12 (Home: 9–5; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
59 June 1 @ A's 5–1 Verlander (9–2) Anderson (6–4) 20,425 39–20 W2
60 June 2 @ A's 6–4 (12) James (3–0) Trivino (2–3) 23,144 40–20 W3
61 June 3 @ Mariners 4–2 Valdez (2–2) Gearrin (0–2) Pressly (3) 11,825 41–20 W4
62 June 4 @ Mariners 11–5 Guduan (1–0) Brennan (2–4) 12,208 42–20 W5
63 June 5 @ Mariners 1–14 Leake (5–6) Peacock (5–3) 13,652 42–21 L1
64 June 6 @ Mariners 8–7 (14) Devenski (1–0) Festa (0–1) 20,258 43–21 W1
65 June 7 Orioles 4–3 (11) Pérez (1–0) Kline (1–3) 35,414 44–21 W2
66 June 8 Orioles 1–4 Fry (1–3) Harris (1–1) Castro (2) 38,425 44–22 L1
67 June 9 Orioles 4–0 Miley (6–3) Bundy (3–7) Osuna (17) 35,621 45–22 W1
68 June 11 Brewers 10–8 Peacock (6–3) Peralta (3–3) 35,928 46–22 W2
69 June 12 Brewers 3–6 (14) Houser (2–1) Pérez (1–1) 40,032 46–23 L1
70 June 14 Blue Jays 15–2 Cole (6–5) Sanchez (3–8) Armenteros (1) 34,719 47–23 W1
71 June 15 Blue Jays 7–2 Valdez (3–2) Richard (0–3) 38,012 48–23 W2
72 June 16 Blue Jays 0–12 Thornton (2–5) Peacock (6–4) 42,174 48–24 L1
73 June 17 @ Reds 2–3 Castillo (7–1) Miley (6–4) Lorenzen (3) 22,745 48–25 L2
74 June 18 @ Reds 3–4 DeSclafani (4–3) Verlander (9–3) Lorenzen (4) 25,347 48–26 L3
75 June 19 @ Reds 2–3 Bowman (1–0) Osuna (3–1) 24,777 48–27 L4
76 June 20 @ Yankees 6–10 Cortes Jr. (2–0) Valdez (3–3) Chapman (20) 41,030 48–28 L5
77 June 21 @ Yankees 1–4 Paxton (5–3) Peacock (6–5) Chapman (21) 41,166 48–29 L6
78 June 22 @ Yankees 5–7 Holder (5–2) Pressly (1–1) Britton (3) 46,304 48–30 L7
79 June 23 @ Yankees 9–4 Verlander (10–3) Happ (7–4) 46,769 49–30 W1
80 June 25 Pirates 5–1 Cole (7–5) Williams (2–2) 37,193 50–30 W2
81 June 26 Pirates 2–14 Agrazal (1–0) Valdez (3–4) 39,312 50–31 L1
82 June 27 Pirates 0–10 Musgrove (6–7) Peacock (6–6) 38,943 50–32 L2
83 June 28 Mariners 2–1 (10) Harris (2–1) Festa (0–2) 32,828 51–32 W1
84 June 29 Mariners 6–5 (10) Devenski (2–0) Elías (2–1) 35,082 52–32 W2
85 June 30 Mariners 6–1 Cole (8–5) Gonzales (9–7) 32,485 53–32 W3
July: 16–8 (Home: 7–2; Away: 9–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
86 July 2 @ Rockies 9–8 Harris (3–1) McGee (0–1) Osuna (18) 47,864 54–32 W4
87 July 3 @ Rockies 4–2 Miley (7–4) Lambert (2–1) Osuna (19) 48,308 55–32 W5
88 July 5 Angels 4–5 Peña (6–2) Verlander (10–4) Robles (12) 41,219 55–33 L1
89 July 6 Angels 4–0 Cole (9–5) Heaney (1–3) 39,470 56–33 W1
90 July 7 Angels 11–10 (10) Pressly (2–1) Cole (0–1) 37,264 57–33 W2
ASG July 9 NL @ AL 4–3 Tanaka (1–0) Kershaw (0–1) Chapman (1) 36,747 57–33 N/A
Representing the Astros: Alex Bregman, George Springer, Michael Brantley, Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole & Ryan Pressly
91 July 11 @ Rangers 0–5 Lynn (12–4) Valdez (3–5) 37,964 57–34 L1
92 July 12 @ Rangers 8–9 Kelley (5–2) Osuna (3–2) 32,322 57–35 L2
93 July 13 @ Rangers 7–6 (11) James (4–0) Martin (1–1) Osuna (20) 42,452 58–35 W1
94 July 14 @ Rangers 12–4 Verlander (11–4) Jurado (5–5) 27,916 59–35 W2
95 July 15 @ Angels 6–9 Anderson (3–0) Valdez (3–6) Robles (14) 35,431 59–36 L1
96 July 16 @ Angels 2–7 Ramirez (4–1) Rondón (3–2) 42,678 59–37 L2
97 July 17 @ Angels 11–2 Cole (10–5) Peña (7–3) 35,738 60–37 W1
98 July 18 @ Angels 6–2 Miley (8–4) Harvey (3–5) 35,928 61–37 W2
99 July 19 Rangers 4–3 Verlander (12–4) Minor (8–5) Osuna (21) 42,287 62–37 W3
100 July 20 Rangers 6–1 Urquidy (1–0) Jurado (5–6) 41,643 63–37 W4
101 July 21 Rangers 5–3 Armenteros (1–0) Lynn (12–6) Osuna (22) 37,655 64–37 W5
102 July 22 A's 11–1 Cole (11–5) Bailey (8–7) 41,534 65–37 W6
103 July 23 A's 3–4 (11) Petit (3–2) McHugh (3–5) 39,204 65–38 L1
104 July 24 A's 4–2 Verlander (13–4) Bassitt (7–4) Osuna (23) 41,838 66–38 W1
105 July 26 @ Cardinals 3–5 Miller (4–4) Pressly (2–2) Martínez (10) 44,724 66–39 L1
106 July 27 @ Cardinals 8–2 Cole (12–5) Ponce de Leon (1–1) 46,518 67–39 W1
107 July 28 @ Cardinals 6–2 Miley (9–4) Hudson (10–5) 46,714 68–39 W2
108 July 30 @ Indians 2–0 Verlander (14–4) Bieber (10–4) Osuna (24) 21,589 69–39 W3
109 July 31 @ Indians 4–10 Plesac (6–3) Urquidy (1–1) 23,961 69–40 L1
August: 19–9 (Home: 13–2; Away: 6–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
110 August 1 @ Indians 7–1 Cole (13–5) Salazar (0–1) 21,536 70–40 W1
111 August 2 Mariners 10–2 Miley (10–4) Kikuchi (4–8) 41,444 71–40 W2
112 August 3 Mariners 9–0 Sanchez (4–14) Gonzales (12–9) 37,059 72–40 W3
113 August 4 Mariners 3–1 Verlander (15–4) Milone (1–6) Osuna (25) 39,667 73–40 W4
114 August 6 Rockies 11–6 Greinke (11–4) Gonzalez (0–4) 43,243 74–40 W5
115 August 7 Rockies 14–3 Cole (14–5) Lambert (2–3) 35,566 75–40 W6
116 August 9 @ Orioles 3–2 Miley (11–4) Bundy (5–12) Osuna (26) 19,407 76–40 W7
117 August 10 @ Orioles 23–2 Sanchez (5–14) Brooks (2–6) 21,903 77–40 W8
118 August 11 @ Orioles 7–8 Bleier (3–0) Osuna (3–3) 17,979 77–41 L1
August 12 @ White Sox Postponed (Inclement Weather, makeup date on August 13)
119 August 13 @ White Sox 6–2 Greinke (12–4) Cease (2–5) N/A 78–41 W1
120 August 13 @ White Sox 1–4 Nova (8–9) Devenski (2–1) 19,559 78–42 L1
121 August 14 @ White Sox 9–13 Colomé (4–2) Pressly (2–3) 18,899 78–43 L2
122 August 15 @ A's 6–7 Diekman (1–6) Devenski (2–2) Hendriks (14) 15,323 78–44 L3
123 August 16 @ A's 2–3 (13) Trivino (4–5) Sneed (0–1) 22,768 78–45 L4
124 August 17 @ A's 4–8 Bassitt (9–5) Armenteros (1–1) 21,428 78–46 L5
125 August 18 @ A's 4–1 Greinke (13–4) Anderson (10–9) Osuna (27) 22,372 79–46 W1
126 August 19 Tigers 5–4 Miley (12–4) Jackson (3–6) Osuna (28) 40,499 80–46 W2
127 August 20 Tigers 6–3 Peacock (7–6) Turnbull (3–12) Osuna (29) 30,143 81–46 W3
128 August 21 Tigers 1–2 Farmer (5–4) Verlander (15–5) Jiménez (4) 29,567 81–47 L1
129 August 22 Tigers 6–3 Cole (15–5) Zimmermann (1–9) Osuna (30) 27,220 82–47 W1
130 August 23 Angels 5–4 Greinke (14–4) Suárez (2–5) Osuna (31) 35,201 83–47 W2
131 August 24 Angels 5–2 Miley (13–4) Peters (3–2) Harris (1) 37,862 84–47 W3
132 August 25 Angels 11–2 Valdez (4–6) Barría (4–7) 38,989 85–47 W4
133 August 27 Rays 15–1 Verlander (16–5) Morton (13–6) 28,454 86–47 W5
134 August 28 Rays 8–6 Harris (4–1) Castillo (2–8) 25,539 87–47 W6
135 August 29 Rays 8–9 De León (1–0) Devenski (2–3) Pagán (15) 33,051 87–48 L1
136 August 30 @ Blue Jays 7–4 McHugh (4–5) Thornton (4–9) 25,289 88–48 W1
137 August 31 @ Blue Jays 4–6 Buchholz (1–3) Valdez (4–7) Giles (18) 26,414 88–49 L1
September: 19–6 (Home: 9–4; Away: 10–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
138 September 1 @ Blue Jays 2–0 Verlander (17–5) Giles (2–3) 24,104 89–49 W1
139 September 2 @ Brewers 3–2 (10) Osuna (4–3) Guerra (8–5) James (1) 39,046 90–49 W2
140 September 3 @ Brewers 2–4 Lyles (10–8) Greinke (14–5) Hader (28) 29,335 90–50 L1
141 September 5 Mariners 11–9 (13) James (5–0) Wisler (3–4) 27,822 91–50 W1
142 September 6 Mariners 7–4 Smith (1–0) Milone (3–9) Osuna (32) 33,149 92–50 W2
143 September 7 Mariners 2–1 Verlander (18–5) Adams (1–2) Harris (2) 41,958 93–50 W3
144 September 8 Mariners 21–1 Cole (16–5) Hernández (1–6) 35,569 94–50 W4
145 September 9 A's 15–0 Greinke (15–5) Fiers (14–4) 38,289 95–50 W5
146 September 10 A's 7–21 Roark (10–8) Miley (13–5) Mengden (1) 32,100 95–51 L1
147 September 11 A's 3–5 Anderson (12–9) James (5–1) Hendriks (20) 32,938 95–52 L2
148 September 12 A's 2–3 Bailey (13–8) Verlander (18–6) Hendriks (21) 34,024 95–53 L3
149 September 13 @ Royals 4–1 Cole (17–5) Fillmyer (0–2) Osuna (33) 20,593 96–53 W1
150 September 14 @ Royals 6–1 Greinke (16–5) Montgomery (3–9) 20,716 97–53 W2
151 September 15 @ Royals 12–3 Miley (14–5) Junis (9–14) 17,205 98–53 W3
152 September 17 Rangers 4–1 Verlander (19–6) Lynn (14–11) Osuna (34) 39,650 99–53 W4
153 September 18 Rangers 3–2 Cole (18–5) Allard (4–1) Osuna (35) 38,417 100–53 W5
154 September 20 Angels 6–4 Greinke (17–5) Barría (4–10) Osuna (36) 40,106 101–53 W6
155 September 21 Angels 4–8 Bard (3–2) Miley (14–6) 43,264 101–54 L1
156 September 22 Angels 13–5 Verlander (20–6) Rodríguez (0–1) 43,169 102–54 W1
157 September 24 @ Mariners 3–0 Cole (19–5) Milone (4–10) Osuna (37) 11,259 103–54 W2
158 September 25 @ Mariners 3–0 Greinke (18–5) Kikuchi (6–11) Harris (3) 10,916 104–54 W3
159 September 26 @ Angels 3–4 (12) Cahill (4–9) Biagini (3–2) 39,658 104–55 L1
160 September 27 @ Angels 4–0 Urquidy (2–1) Sandoval (0–4) 41,763 105–55 W1
161 September 28 @ Angels 6–3 Verlander (21–6) Bard (3–3) Osuna (38) 35,814 106–55 W2
162 September 29 @ Angels 8–5 Cole (20–5) Peters (4–4) Harris (4) 34,693 107–55 W3
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Game postponed    
Bold = Astros team member

Season standings

American League West

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 107 55 0.660 60–21 47–34
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599 10 52–29 45–36
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 29 45–36 33–48
Los Angeles Angels 72 90 0.444 35 38–43 34–47
Seattle Mariners 68 94 0.420 39 35–46 33–48


Division Leaders W L Pct.
Houston Astros 107 55 0.660
New York Yankees 103 59 0.636
Minnesota Twins 101 61 0.623


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599 +1
Tampa Bay Rays 96 66 0.593
Cleveland Indians 93 69 0.574 3
Boston Red Sox 84 78 0.519 12
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 18
Chicago White Sox 72 89 0.447 23½
Los Angeles Angels 72 90 0.444 24
Seattle Mariners 68 94 0.420 28
Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 0.414 29
Kansas City Royals 59 103 0.364 37
Baltimore Orioles 54 108 0.333 42
Detroit Tigers 47 114 0.292 48½


Record against opponents

The Astros playing at Texas on July 13
The Astros playing at Texas on July 13

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 7–12 3–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 3–3 4–3 0–6 2–17 1–6 3–4 7–12 1–6 8–11 7–13
Boston 12–7 5–2 3–3 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–3 3–3 5–14 4–3 4–3 7–12 4–3 11–8 10–10
Chicago 3–3 2–5 11–8 12–6 4–3 9–10 2–5 6–13 4–3 1–5 2–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 6–14
Cleveland 4–3 3–3 8–11 18–1 3–4 12–7 6–0 10–9 4–3 1–5 5–1 1–6 4–3 6–1 8–12
Detroit 4–3 2–5 6–12 1–18 1–6 10–9 3–3 5–14 3–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 0–6 3–4 5–15
Houston 4–2 4–2 3–4 4–3 6–1 5–1 14–5 3–4 4–3 11–8 18–1 3–4 13–6 4–2 11–9
Kansas City 3–3 1–5 10–9 7–12 9–10 1–5 2–4 5–14 2–5 2–5 2–5 3–4 2–5 1–6 9–11
Los Angeles 3–4 3–4 5–2 0–6 3–3 5–14 4–2 1–5 2–5 6–13 10–9 3–4 9–10 6–1 12–8
Minnesota 6–0 3–3 13–6 9–10 14–5 4–3 14–5 5–1 2–4 3–4 5–2 5–2 6–1 4–3 8–12
New York 17–2 14–5 3–4 3–4 3–3 3–4 5–2 5–2 4–2 2–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 11–8 12–8
Oakland 6–1 3–4 5–1 5–1 6–1 8–11 5–2 13–6 4–3 4–2 10–9 4–3 13–6 0–6 11–9
Seattle 4–3 3–4 4–2 1–5 6–1 1–18 5–2 9–10 2–5 1–6 9–10 2–4 8–11 4–2 9–11
Tampa Bay 12–7 12–7 4–2 6–1 4–2 4–3 4–3 4–3 2–5 7–12 3–4 4–2 3–3 13–6 14–6
Texas 6–1 3–4 3–4 3–4 6–0 6–13 5–2 10–9 1–6 3–3 6–13 11–8 3–3 3–3 9–11
Toronto 11–8 8–11 3–4 1–6 4–3 2–4 6–1 1–6 3–4 8–11 6–0 2–4 6–13 3–3 3–17

Summary

March and April

In the March 28 contest versus the Tampa Bay Rays, Justin Verlander made his 11th career Opening Day start, and second consecutive for the Astros, earning a 5–1 victory versus reigning Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell.[5]

On April 3 versus the Texas Rangers, Carlos Correa collected the 500th hit of his career.[6]

In April 9 game against the New York Yankees, José Altuve connected for his 100th career home run off Jonathan Loáisiga in a 6–3 win. Altuve became the 16th player in Astros history to reach 100 home runs.[7] On April 12, Altuve connected for his second career grand slam, and first since 2014, in a 10–6 win over the Seattle Mariners. He hit another home run the next night off Félix Hernández, homering for the fifth consecutive game and sixth home run in that span. Altuve was the first Astro to hit a home run in five consecutive games since Morgan Ensberg's franchise-record six consecutive games in 2006. Verlander, the starting pitcher, struck out eight of the first 10 batters that he faced and 11 of 20 overall. He allowed one run in six innings.[8]

June

On June 9, Yordan Álvarez made his major league debut versus the Baltimore Orioles.[9] He went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in his debut.[10] The following game, Álvarez again homered, this time versus Matt Albers of the Milwaukee Brewers. He became the first Astro to homer in both of his first two games.[11]

Álvarez became the fourth player in MLB history to hit four home runs in his first five career games when he homered off Clayton Richard of the Toronto Blue Jays, joining Trevor Story, Yasiel Puig and Mike Jacobs.[12] On June 23, Álvarez hit a 2-run home run for his seventh home run of the season in only 12 games, establishing an Astros franchise record. He also became the first player in MLB history to drive in 16 runs in his first 12 games.[13]

July

Yuli Gurriel became the first Astro to score a run and RBI in seven consecutive games, and the fifth to homer in five consecutive games on July 7, including a game-tying grand slam in an 11–10 win versus the Los Angeles Angels. He won the AL Player of the Week Award for the week ending July 8, his second weekly honor. He homered six times in all five of the Astros games, collecting nine hits with an OPS of 1.812.[14]

During a contest versus the St. Louis Cardinals on July 28, José Altuve homered for his 1,500th career hit, one of three hits in a 6–2 win that afternoon, in his 1,190th career game. The only players in the divisional play era to reach the milestone faster were Ichiro Suzuki, Wade Boggs, Kirby Puckett, Nomar Garciaparra, Tony Gwynn and Derek Jeter.[15]

For the month of July, Gurriel batted .398, .427 OBP, .837 SLG, 18 runs scored, seven doubles, 12 home runs, 31 RBIs over 24 games.[16]

August

On August 3, MLB named three Astros as winners of all three monthly awards for July, including Yuli Gurriel as AL Player of the Month, Gerrit Cole as AL Pitcher of the Month, and Yordan Álvarez as AL Rookie of the Month.[17]

On August 4, Verlander struck out 10 batters over 6 innings in a 3–1 win over the Seattle Mariners. With this 10-K performance, Verlander surpassed 200 strikeouts in a season for the ninth time in his career. He joined Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Tom Seaver, Pedro Martinez, and Bob Gibson as the only pitchers with nine or more seasons of 200+ strikeouts. All but Clemens and Verlander (ineligible at the time due to still being active) were in the Hall of Fame.[18]

In a 14–3 romp over the Colorado Rockies on August 7, Gurriel homered and tied J. R. Towles with eight RBIs for the club record in one game.[19]

The Astros set a franchise record with 23 runs scored on August 10 at Camden Yards versus the Baltimore Orioles, In the 23–2 win, they also set the franchise record for extra base hits with 13, including six home runs.[20] Three of the home runs came via rookie Yordan Álvarez, including a grand slam. With a career-high seven runs driven in, his total stood at 51 to establish the major league record for the first 45 games.[21]

On August 15, Carlos Correa hit his 100th career home runs in 7–6 loss to the Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. He joined Cal Ripken Jr. and Alex Rodriguez as the only major league shortstops to hit 100 career home runs before their 25th birthday. He was also the youngest Astro to hit the milestone home run.[22]

September

In the September 1 contest versus the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Justin Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter. He allowed one base-runner, a walk to Cavan Biggio in the first inning, and struck out 14 batters. The Astros' only runs came on a two-run home run by Abraham Toro in the top of the ninth inning. This was Verlander's second career no-hitter against the Blue Jays, making him just the third pitcher of the modern era to no-hit the same team twice, and the first to pitch both no-hitters against the same team on the road. He is the sixth pitcher to throw three or more no-hitters in his career.[23][24]

On September 8, Gerrit Cole struck out 15 batters over eight innings in a 2–1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. He became just the second pitcher to strike out 14 or more hitters in three consecutive games, joining Pedro Martínez in 1999. It was the sixth outing of the season of at least 10 strikeouts and no walks for Cole, tying the major league record. The 15 strikeouts tied Verlander's Minute Maid Park record, set earlier in the season on June 12 versus the Brewers. It was Cole's 12 consecutive decision won, dating back to May 27, with the Astros going 16–2 in those 18 starts.[25]

On September 18 versus Texas, Cole struck out his 300th batter of the season, his victim being Shin-Soo Choo in a 3–2 win. Cole became the third Astros pitcher to reach the milestone in a single season, following J. R. Richard (303 in 1978 and 313 in 1979) and Mike Scott (306 in 1986). Cole was the 18th pitcher in major league history to attain this feat, and he became the second-fastest pitcher to register 300 strikeouts in terms of innings pitched. His 198+13 innings trailed only Randy Johnson, who achieved the feat in 197+23 innings in 2001. This win, also being the Astros' 100th of the season, clinched at least a share of Wild Card berth. They became the sixth team in history to win at least 100 games in each of three consecutive seasons.[26]

On September 28, Verlander struck out Kole Calhoun of the Los Angeles Angels to register both his 3000th career strikeout and 300th on the season. Verlander and Cole became the second teammate duo since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling with the 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks to reach 300 strikeouts.

The Astros also clinched home field advantage throughout the MLB postseason on September 28.

Álvarez' .655 slugging percentage (SLG)[27] and 1.067 on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) were both the highest in history for a qualified rookie, exceeding Shoeless Joe Jackson's 1.058 OPS during his 1911 rookie campaign (minimum 350 plate appearances).[28]

Postseason

Game log

2019 Postseason Game Log: (10–8)
ALDS vs Rays: (3–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 October 4 Rays 6–2 Verlander (1–0) Glasnow (0–1) 43,360 1–0 W1
2 October 5 Rays 3–1 Cole (1–0) Snell (0–1) Harris (1) 43,378 2–0 W2
3 October 7 @ Rays 3–10 Morton (1–0) Greinke (0–1) 32,251 2–1 L1
4 October 8 @ Rays 1–4 Yarbrough (1–0) Verlander (1–1) Snell (1) 32,178 2–2 L2
5 October 10 Rays 6–1 Cole (2–0) Glasnow (0–2) 43,418 3–2 W1
ALCS vs Yankees: (4–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 October 12 Yankees 0–7 Tanaka (1–0) Greinke (0–1) 43,311 0–1 L1
2 October 13 Yankees 3–2 (11) James (1–0) Happ (0–1) 43,359 1–1 W1
3 October 15 @ Yankees 4–1 Cole (1–0) Severino (0–1) Osuna (1) 48,998 2–1 W2
October 16 @ Yankees Postponed (Inclement Weather, makeup date on October 17)
4 October 17 @ Yankees 8–3 Pressly (1–0) Tanaka (1–1) 49,067 3–1 W3
5 October 18 @ Yankees 1–4 Paxton (1–0) Verlander (0–1) Chapman (1) 48,483 3–2 L1
6 October 19 Yankees 6–4 Osuna (1–0) Chapman (0–1) 43,357 4–2 W1
WS vs Nationals: (3–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 October 22 Nationals 4–5 Scherzer (1–0) Cole (0–1) Doolittle (1) 43,339 0–1 L1
2 October 23 Nationals 3–12 Strasburg (1–0) Verlander (0–1) 43,357 0–2 L2
3 October 25 @ Nationals 4–1 James (1–0) Sánchez (0–1) Osuna (1) 43,867 1–2 W1
4 October 26 @ Nationals 8–1 Urquidy (1–0) Corbin (0–1) 43,889 2–2 W2
5 October 27 @ Nationals 7–1 Cole (1–1) Ross (0–1) 43,910 3–2 W3
6 October 29 Nationals 2–7 Strasburg (2–0) Verlander (0–2) 43,384 3–3 L1
7 October 30 Nationals 2–6 Corbin (1–1) Harris (0–1) 43,326 3–4 L2

Awards and achievements

Grand Slams

No. Date Astros batter H/A Pitcher Opposing team
1 April 12 José Altuve Away Shawn Armstrong Seattle Mariners
2 April 12 Yuli Gurriel Away R. J. Alaniz Seattle Mariners
3 April 16 Alex Bregman Away Liam Hendriks Oakland Athletics
4 May 5 Alex Bregman Away Cam Bedrosian Los Angeles Angels
5 May 11 Aledmys Díaz Home Kyle Dowdy Texas Rangers
6 June 14 Robinson Chirinos Home Thomas Pannone Toronto Blue Jays
7 June 23 Tyler White Away J. A. Happ New York Yankees
8 July 7 Yuli Gurriel Home Cam Bedrosian Los Angeles Angels
9 July 14 José Altuve Away Kyle Bird Texas Rangers
10 July 27 Carlos Correa Away Michael Wacha St. Louis Cardinals
11 August 10 Yordan Álvarez Away Tayler Scott Baltimore Orioles
12 October 26 Alex Bregman Away Fernando Rodney Washington Nationals

Awards

Houston Astros award winners
Name of award Recipient Ref
All-MLB Team First Team Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole [31]
Justin Verlander
Second Team Second baseman José Altuve
Third baseman Alex Bregman
Designated hitter Yordan Álvarez
Starting pitcher Zack Greinke
American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player (ALCS MVP) José Altuve [32]
American League (AL) Cy Young Award Justin Verlander [33]
American League (AL) Pitcher of the Month June Gerrit Cole [34]
July
September
American League (AL) Player of the Month July Yuli Gurriel [35]
August Alex Bregman
American League (AL) Rookie of the Month June Yordan Álvarez [36]
July
August
American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Yordan Álvarez [27]
Darryl Kile Award Will Harris [28]
Fred Hartman Long and Meritorious Service to Baseball Bob Ford [28]
Houston Astros Most Valuable Player (MVP) Alex Bregman [28]
Houston Astros Pitcher of the Year Justin Verlander [28]
Houston Astros Rookie of the Year Yordan Álvarez [28]
Players Choice Awards AL Outstanding Pitcher Justin Verlander [37]
AL Outstanding Rookie Yordan Álvarez
Silver Slugger Award Third baseman Alex Bregman [38]
Outfielder George Springer
Sporting News AL All-Stars Third baseman Alex Bregman [39]
Outfielder George Springer
AL Starting Pitcher of the Year Gerrit Cole

Roster

2019 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
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Omar López
A-Advanced Fayetteville Woodpeckers Carolina League
A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League
A-Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats New York–Penn League
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League
Rookie DSL Astros Dominican Summer League

See also

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