First-Place Astros Continue Hunt for Division Title in Upcoming Homestand

With just over one month left of regular season, Houston holds 5.0 game lead in AL West

HOUSTON, TX - The Astros enter the final month of the regular season during the upcoming homestand as they host the Seattle Mariners (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) and the Minnesota Twins (Sept. 4-6). The series against the Seattle Mariners kicks off a month featuring 24 divisional matchups in a tight AL West title race. The Astros have been spectacular at home this season, especially of late. During the last homestand, Houston went 7-3 with four walk-off wins, a no-hitter by RHP Mike Fiers and a sweep of Zack Grienke, Clayton Kershaw and the NL West-leading Dodgers. The Astros are now 45-21 at home, which is the best home record in the AL.


The "Season of the #Whiff" campaign, in partnership with the Astros, MLB and Head & Shoulders, continues to raise money for local RBI programs through Twitter. The team with the most #Whiff tweets, including retweets, will earn a donation for their location RBI league, and the top monthly winner will earn a $10,000 donation. Fans can participate and help raise money for the Astros RBI program by including #Whiff and @Astros in their tweets or retweets, with a 27 tweet limit per day per Twitter handle. The Astros placed third in July and have raised $22,000 for Astros RBI to date.


Monday, August 31 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Seattle

The Astros are kicking off the homestand with a Dallas Keuchel start, which means another Keuchel's Korner day at the ballpark. The dedicated fan section, located in sections 105 and 106, includes a signature Keuchel beard giveaway and an exclusive Keuchel's Korner #GoBeardOrGoHome T-shirt. For tickets and more information, please visit


Prior to Monday's 7:10 contest, the Astros will celebrate RHP Mike Fiers' historic no-hitter with an on-field pregame ceremony and the presentation of a special gift, commemorating Fiers' place in Astros and MLB history.


Additionally, Ramon "Buelo" Galvan, a life-long Astros fans, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on what will be his 97th birthday.


Tuesday, September 1 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Seattle

Catch the deal of the season with Double Play Tuesdays, presented by Coca-Cola. Participating fans receive two View Deck II tickets for only $22 or two Outfield Deck II tickets for only $5. Present two (2) labels from any Coca-Cola product containers at the Minute Maid Park Box Office to receive two (2) View Deck II tickets for $22 or two (2) Outfield Deck II seats for $5. Offer good at every Tuesday home game. For more information, please visit


Wednesday, September 2 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Seattle

Every Wednesday night home game is $1 Hot Dog Night, presented by Nolan Ryan Beef. Fans can purchase an unlimited number of Nolan Ryan Beef hot dogs at $1 each while supplies last (limit of four per person per concession visit).


Friday, September 4 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota

Big and Bright Friday Night returns with a postgame fireworks display, presented by Marathon Oil Corporation. This week's fireworks show will feature a Star Wars™ theme.


Friday night is also Happy Hour at Minute Maid Park, featuring $5.25 specials at the Saint Arnold Bar in left field and Day Fresh Budweiser at the Budweiser Patio from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, September 5 - 6:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota

Prior to Saturday's matchup with the Twins, all Astros fans will receive a commemorative Mike Fiers no-hitter poster giveaway. And beginning Monday, Aug. 31, the Astros will be offering a limited number of $11 View Deck tickets to celebrate the 11th no-hitter in Astros history.


Saturday is the Houston Area Chevy Dealers' Military Appreciation Day. The Houston Area Chevy Dealers distributed 500 tickets to military members and their families for a day at the ballpark as the Astros take on the Minnesota Twins at 6:10 p.m. Representatives from each military branch will participate in a flag presentation ceremony on the field during pregame. 


Sunday, September 6 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota

The force is arriving in Houston on Sunday, Sept. 6 for Star Wars™ Day at Minute Maid Park. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars™ characters and watch as Minute Maid Park transforms into a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars™ tickets are available for $29 in the Bullpen or for $34 in Field Box IV. Additionally, fans who purchase tickets in the Star Wars™ sections will receive an Orbit-Wan Kenobi bobblehead. The Orbit-wan Kenobi bobbleheads are subject to availability and will be distributed through the 5th inning to fans in possession of a Star Wars™ ticket. A portion of the proceeds from these ticket sales will be donated to Stand Up to Cancer. For tickets and more information, please visit


Bring the whole family out to Minute Maid Park this Sunday with a Kroger Family 4-Pack. The options include four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and a Lot C Parking Pass. This Sunday is also Kroger Family Sunday. Kids ages 5-14 can run the bases and Astros Buddies get front-of-the-line access. For Kroger Family 4-Pack or Kroger Family Sunday tickets, please visit or by calling 1-877-9ASTROS.