2023 Houston Astros

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2023 Houston Astros / Franchise: Houston Astros / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 90-72, Finished 1st (t) in AL Western Division (2023 AL)

Clinched Division: October 1, 2023, At Arizona Diamondbacks

Managed by Dusty Baker

Coaches: Alex Cintron, Michael Collins, Joe Espada, Dan Firova, Jason Kanzler, Tommy Kawamura, Omar Lopez, Joshua Miller, Bill Murphy, Gary Pettis and Troy Snitker

Ballpark: Minute Maid Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 2023 Houston Astros came into the season as the defending World Series champions and the team to beat in the American League. They suffered a big injury just before the season started when 2B José Altuve, one of the team's leaders during its recent decade of success, had his thumb broken by a pitch from Daniel Bard in Venezuela's loss to Team USA in the quarter-finals of the 2023 World Baseball Classic. That put Altuve on the shelf for an estimated ten weeks, and forced Houston to go with Mauricio Dubon and David Hensley instead. Dubon started on Opening Day, March 30th, against the Chicago White Sox. Houston lost the game, 3-2, after blowing a 1-0 lead in the 8th inning, snapping a string of ten straight Opening Day wins dating back to 2013.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Brian McTaggart: "After clinching playoffs for 7th straight year, Astros eye AL West title: Defending World Series champs hold 'muted' celebration after beating D-backs", mlb.com, October 1, 2023. [1]
  • Brian McTaggart: "Astros seize AL West title with win in Game 162", mlb.com, October 1, 2023. Astros 162