Astros Return Home to Pick Up Momentum in Race for AL West

Astros now only 3.5 games behind division-leading Rangers; Astros Fedora and Evan Gattis Gnome giveaway also highlight homestand

The Astros, who own the best record in baseball since May 23 at 34-15, return home to cap off a run of 16-straight divisional match-ups. This Friday, Houston faces off against the AL West rival LA Angels of Anaheim (July 22-24), against whom they own a 8-1 record this season. Then on Monday, the Astros host the New York Yankees for a three-game set, July 25-27. The Astros are closing the gap in the AL West, having bottomed out at 11.0 games back as recently as June 20, and now sit 3.5 games back of the division lead. Houston is also within striking distance of an AL Wild Card spot at 2.5 games back. The Astros are 28-19 at home this season, and 24-18 against AL West opponents.

 

All three of the Astros RBI teams, including the softball, senior baseball and junior baseball teams, advanced to the MLB RBI World Series last weekend during the RBI Southwest Regional Tournament in New Orleans. The MLB RBI World Series will take place in Cincinnati in early August. Congratulations to the members of all three Astros RBI teams on their second-consecutive MLB RBI World Series appearance!

 

Come out and support the Astros Foundation by participating in our 50/50 Raffle, Share2Care. Fans can purchase tickets through fixed terminals and mobile devices throughout the ballpark during home games at Minute Maid Park. One lucky fan will win big every time! The one winning ticket will be selected each game with the winner receiving half of that game's raffle proceeds and the Astros Foundation receiving the other half. The Astros Foundation seeks to harness the passion of baseball fans to support youth baseball and softball programs serving at risk children and teens.

 

Make sure your little Astros fan is signed up for the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Club! Being a Coca-Cola Astros Buddies member has many benefits including premium items, exclusive Buddies-only experiences, tickets to an Astros game, newsletters and more. Coca-Cola Astros Buddies memberships are for kids 12 and under. For more information on the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Club, please visit www.astros.com/buddies.

 

Friday, July 22 - 7:10 p.m. vs. LA Angels of Anaheim

Prior to Friday's 7:10 p.m. game, 10,000 fans will receive an Astros Fedora, courtesy of Goya. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive this weekend's promotional giveaways, as supplies are limited and not guaranteed.

 

Big and Bright Friday Night fireworks return postgame, featuring an a cappella musical theme. Fireworks will begin approximately 15 minutes following the conclusion of Friday's game vs. the Angels.

 

Continuing this Friday, the Astros Foundation will be raffling off a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle, donated by Crane Freight Services. Proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, Ronald McDonald House Houston and the Astros Foundation. Tickets will be sold during every Friday, Saturday and Sunday home game, now through September 11 on the main concourse behind home plate. Tickets are one (1) for $20 or six (6) for $100. The winner will be announced at the game on Monday, September 12 vs. the Texas Rangers (winner need not be present to win).

 

Saturday, July 23 - 6:10 p.m. vs. LA Angels of Anaheim

Prior to Saturday's 6:10 p.m. contest, 10,000 fans will receive an Evan Gattis Gnome, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

 

On Saturday, the Houston Astros will recognize the family of Donald and Cynthia "Sissy" Sparacino from Houston during the Occidental Petroleum Military Appreciation in the middle of the 4th inning. Donald and Sissy Sparacino raised a family of 11, with seven of their children having served or currently serving in the United States Army, United Sates Marine Corps and United Sates Air Force.

 

The Astros will host the second of three Astros After Parties, presented by Budweiser. The Astros After Parties will take place in the FiveSeven Grille just beyond Center Field, and will feature drink and appetizer specials starting in the 8th inning with trivia, prizes and live music immediately following the final out. This event is free to fans with a ticket to the game and will last for one hour after the conclusion of the game. The final Astros After Party will take place after the game on August 6.

 

Sunday, July 24 - 1:10 p.m. vs. LA Angels of Anaheim

Bring the whole family out to Minute Maid Park on Sundays for Kroger Family Sunday. Kids ages 5-12 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 www.astros.com/family or by calling 1-877-9ASTROS.

 

Monday, July 25 - 7:10 p.m. vs. New York Yankees

Keuchel's Korner, presented by Houston Methodist, is back this Monday, July 25 as Dallas Keuchel takes on the New York Yankees at 7:10 p.m. Tickets for the dedicated fan section, located in sections 105 and 106, include a signature Dallas Keuchel beard giveaway and an exclusive Keuchel's Korner T-shirt. The T-shirts in June and July will feature designs voted upon by Astros fans! For tickets and more information, please visit www.astros.com/keuchelskorner.

 

Tuesday, July 26 - 7:10 p.m. vs. New York Yankees

Astros fans can 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. 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. This offer is good at every Tuesday home game. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/value.

 

Wednesday, July 27 - 7:10 p.m. vs. New York Yankees

RHP Scott Feldman will be hosting 30 Wounded Warrior Project veterans for Feldman's Heroes prior to Wednesday night's 7:10 p.m. game.

 

Every Wednesday night home game features $1 Hot Dogs, 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).

 

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