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09-12-17 Astros Enter Final Homestand of Regular Season with Division Title in Sight

Superhero Day, Super Springer "Diving Catch" Bobblehead giveaway, Dog Day and Hispanic Heritage celebration highlight final homestand at Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros return home on Friday for the final regular season home games of the 2017 season. With their magic number down to seven, the Astros will seek to clinch their first division title since 2001 as they take on the Seattle Mariners (Sept. 15-17), Chicago White Sox (Sept. 19-21) and LA Angels of Anaheim (Sept. 22-24). As of today, the Astros lead the AL West Division by 13.0 games and are within 1.5 games of the Cleveland Indians for the best overall record in the American League.

 

The Houston Astros return home on Friday for the final regular season home games of the 2017 season. With their magic number down to seven, the Astros will seek to clinch their first division title since 2001 as they take on the Seattle Mariners (Sept. 15-17), Chicago White Sox (Sept. 19-21) and LA Angels of Anaheim (Sept. 22-24). As of today, the Astros lead the AL West Division by 13.0 games and are within 1.5 games of the Cleveland Indians for the best overall record in the American League.

 

The thoughts and prayers of the Astros organization remain with the City of Houston and the many victims impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Monetary donations for hurricane relief are currently being accepted at www.YouCaring.com/AstrosHarvey. Additionally, the Astros Foundation is committing its share of the proceeds of every Share2Care 50/50 raffle for the remainder of the season to the American Red Cross, Houston relief efforts targeting hurricane victims.

 

Tickets for the upcoming homestand are still available for purchase at www.astros.com/tickets or by calling 1-877-9ASTROS.

 

Friday, September 15 vs. Seattle Mariners - 7:10 p.m.

Prior to Friday evening's matchup against the Mariners, 10,000 fans will receive a Houston Strong T-shirt presented by H-E-B. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive any promotional giveaways, as supplies are limited and not guaranteed.

 

The Astros and Houston Area Chevy Dealers will honor those who have served and are currently serving our country during Military and First Responders Appreciation Night on Friday, Sept. 15. During a special pregame ceremony, families of first responders and military members will present giant U.S. and Texas flags on the field. Military members and first responders will line the base paths with Astros and Angels players for the National Anthem, and Melissa Salvidar Hamilton of the Houston Police Department will perform a special rendition of God Bless America in the 7th inning in honor of Chevy Military and First Responders Appreciation Night. A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out by U.S. Army Specialist Matthew Connally, who served on the Counter I.E.D. Team in Afghanistan. Eight months into Specialist Connally's tour, his vehicle was struck by an I.E.D., causing him to medically retire from the U.S. Army. For his service, Specialist Connally received a Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge. Additionally, 500 tickets to Friday's game were donated by Houston Area Chevy Dealers to active-duty U.S. military members.

 

The Astros Foundation will be raffling off a brand new mPact XTV 750 S, donated by Houston Area Texas Mahindra Dealers, with proceeds benefitting the Astros Foundation. Tickets will be sold at every remaining Astros home game through the end of the season. Fans can purchase raffle tickets on the main concourse behind the escalators near section 107. Tickets are one (1) for $20 or six (6) for $100. The winner will be announced at the annual Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 (winner need not be present to win).

 

Big and Bright Friday Nights begin with a special pregame Budweiser Happy Hour at the Budweiser Brew House, where fans can enjoy $6, 16oz Budweiser Signature Draft beer and food specials, a live DJ, corn hole, jenga, and more from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. before every Friday night home game.

 

Come cheer on the Astros in the loudest and most energetic part of the ballpark every Friday night in the 'StroZone presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers! This Friday night's 'StroZone, which is now sold out, includes an exclusive Alex Bregman 'StroZone T-shirt for fans, who can also show their hometown pride by throwing their H's in the air with a custom H-Town foam hand. Tickets for 'StroZone include a seat in the Silverado Mezzanine Level, a custom 'StroZone T-shirt unique every Friday and an H-Town foam hand. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/strozone.

 

To cap off Big and Bright Friday Night, fans are invited to stay after the game for Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Occidental Petroleum. This Friday's fireworks theme is Superheroes, featuring music from classic superhero movies and series. Upon conclusion of Friday's game and prior to the start of Friday Night Fireworks, fans will be asked to move from the following sections for their safety and enjoyment: Home Run Alley, Escalator Tower Stairs in Center Field, Budweiser Brew House Tiers, Budweiser Batter's Eye Bar, Torchy's Deck, Crawford Boxes and sections 100-109, 205-208, 305-309, and 405-409.

 

General gates will open two hours prior to game time on Friday and Saturday and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

 

Saturday, September 16 vs. Seattle Mariners - 12:05 p.m.

Saturday's 12:05 p.m. game vs. the Seattle Mariners will air exclusively on TV on FOX. Fans can also catch the game on the radio on the Astros flagship radio station 790 KBME AM or in Spanish on La Nueva 94.1 FM.

 

Saturday is Superhero Day at Minute Maid Park! Fans are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite superheroes and take pictures with some "Super" special guests in attendance. Superhero Day will take place in Union Station Lobby from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for all those who have purchased a Superhero Day event-specific ticket. A Superhero Day ticket includes an Astros Superhero Cape (first 500 attendees), meet and greets with Superheroes, photo booths, face painting, caricature artists and more. Fans who would like to attend the event but already have a game ticket can purchase the Superhero Day Add On for just $15. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/superhero.

 

Prior to Saturday's matchup against the Mariners, 10,000 fans will receive a Super Springer "Diving Catch" Bobblehead presented by Coca-Cola. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive any promotional giveaways, as supplies are limited and not guaranteed.

 

Astros ace Dallas Keuchel is scheduled to take the mound on Saturday, which means Keuchel's Korner, presented by Houston Methodist, is back! The dedicated fan section, located in sections 105 and 106, includes a discounted ticket, a signature Dallas Keuchel beard giveaway and an exclusive Keuchel's Korner T-shirt. For tickets and more information, please visit www.astros.com/keuchelskorner. Date is subject to change.

 

Prior to Saturday's game, the Astros Foundation Volunteer Corps will be volunteering at the Houston Food Bank. For more information on how to join the Astros Foundation Volunteer Corps, visit www.astros.com/volunteer.

 

The Astros will honor Jose Altuve as their 2017 Roberto Clemente Award nominee during a pregame ceremony prior to Saturday's contest. The Astros are also proud of newly-acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin, who was announced as the Angels' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. Fans will be able to vote from October 2-6 for the overall Roberto Clemente Award winner, and additional information about fan voting will be shared via MLB.com and MLB social media channels.

 

Sunday, September 17 vs. Seattle Mariners - 1:10 p.m.

Astros fans, bring your Rally Pups to the ballpark for the annual Dog Day at Minute Maid Park! Fans and their furry friends can participate in a Pooch Parade around the warning track, a Dog Day Vendor Alley and a costume contest. In order to bring pets to the park, fans must purchase a ticket through the Dog Day event link. Limited tickets are still available but going quickly. Fans will not be permitted to bring their dogs unless they have a specific Dog Day ticket. For more important information, please visit www.astros.com/dogday.

 

Prior to Sunday's contest, the Astros will induct the late Bob Allen, legendary Houston sports anchor and director, into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor during a pregame ceremony on the field. The Astros will present Allen's family with a duplicate of the plaque that will be added to the Houston Baseball Wall of Honor in the Milo Hamilton Press Box at Minute Maid Park. Each season, a current or former Houston media member is inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor for significant and lasting contributions to the landscape of Houston baseball through their work in journalism or broadcasting.

 

Create memories for the whole family at Minute Maid Park with Kroger Family Sundays, with four-ticket packages starting at just $60. The family-friendly package includes four Field Box IV or View Deck I tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and access to Minute Maid Squeeze Play kids zone (ages 5-12), kids run the bases after Sunday home games (ages 5-12) and a "My First Baseball Game" certificate at the Fan Accommodations booths at sections 112 and 323. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/family.

 

Tuesday, September 19 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:10 p.m.

Astros Foundation volunteers will join Astros players' wives and families to help collect school supplies at all entrance gates for children affected by Hurricane Harvey, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 and continuing through the rest of the homestand (Sept. 24). Supplies needed include backpacks, book covers, construction paper, erasers, glue (bottle or stick), graph paper, highlighters, index cards, manila paper, No. 2 pencils, notebook paper (wide or college), pencil cases, pens (black, blue, red), pocket folders, rulers, scissors, sharpeners, spiral composition books (wide or college rule), spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, USB flash drives and washable markers.

 

September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Astros will be recognizing several childhood cancer support organizations over the course of the three-game series vs. the Chicago White Sox. Children from these organizations will be invited to participate in various in-game features, including the Kids First Call, a ceremonial first pitch, a pregame ceremony and the in-game Chevy Base Stealer feature. Participating organizations include The Sunshine Kids Foundation, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance and Ronald McDonald House Houston.

 

Astros fans can also catch the deal of the season with Double Play Tuesdays, presented by Powerade. Participating fans receive two View Deck II tickets for only $22. Present two (2) labels from any Powerade product containers at the Minute Maid Park Box Office to receive two (2) View Deck II tickets for $22. Offer good at every Tuesday home game. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/value.

 

Wednesday, September 20 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:10 p.m.

Join us for the final $1 Hot Dog Night presented by Nolan Ryan Beef of the season! 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).

 

Thursday, September 21 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:10 p.m.

The Coca-Cola Value Nights package is one of the best ballpark bargains. Available for select Monday-Thursday regular season games throughout the 2017 season, this offer includes one View Deck I ticket, one hot dog, one 20 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola product and one popcorn, a $37 value for just $18! For more information, please visit www.astros.com/value.

 

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

Big and Bright Friday Nights begin with a special pregame Budweiser Happy Hour at the Budweiser Brew House, where fans can enjoy $6, 16oz Budweiser Signature Draft beer and food specials, a live DJ, corn hole, jenga, and more from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. before every Friday night home game.

 

Come cheer on the Astros in the loudest and most energetic part of the ballpark every Friday night in the 'StroZone presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers! This Friday night's 'StroZone, which is now sold out, includes an exclusive "Brevan McGattis" 'StroZone T-shirt for fans, who can also show their hometown pride by throwing their H's in the air with a custom H-Town foam hand. Tickets for 'StroZone include a seat in the Silverado Mezzanine Level, a custom 'StroZone T-shirt unique every Friday and an H-Town foam hand. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/strozone.

 

To cap off Big and Bright Friday Night, fans are invited to stay after the game for Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Occidental Petroleum. Next Friday's fireworks theme is Chart Toppers. Upon conclusion of Friday's game and prior to the start of Friday Night Fireworks, fans will be asked to move from the following sections for their safety and enjoyment: Home Run Alley, Escalator Tower Stairs in Center Field, Budweiser Brew House Tiers, Budweiser Batter's Eye Bar, Torchy's Deck, Crawford Boxes and sections 100-109, 205-208, 305-309, and 405-409.

 

General gates will open two hours prior to game time on Friday and Saturday, with Saturday's Hispanic Heritage Street Fest opening at 3:00 p.m. at Left Field, Center Field and Atrium gates. On Sunday, gates will open at the special time of 5:00 p.m. due to ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.

 

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

Fans are invited to the annual Hispanic Heritage Street Fest celebration, presented by Fiesta, this Saturday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Crawford Street! Fans with a Saturday, September 23 game ticket can enjoy live Latin music, dancing, food trucks, traditional Latin fare and more! Fans can enter the Hispanic Heritage Street Fest through the Left Field, Center Field, and Atrium gates at 3:00 p.m. before all gates to the park open. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/hispanicheritage.

 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Day, Astros players will wear their Los Astros jerseys during Saturday's game vs. the Angels.

 

Fans are invited to stick around after the game on Saturday for an Astros After Party, presented by Budweiser, and located in the Budweiser Brew House in Center Field. The Astros After Party will begin in the 8th inning and go until one hour after the final out. Fans can enjoy live music, trivia, food and beverage specials, games and visits from the Astros Coca-Cola Shooting Stars.

 

Sunday, September 24 vs. LA Angels of Anaheim - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday's matchup between the Astros and Angels will broadcast exclusively on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball beginning at 7:05 p.m. CT. Gates at Minute Maid Park will open at the special time of 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening in light of the new game time. Please note that Kids Run the Bases will not take place following Sunday night's game.

 

Fans can catch the game on the radio on the Astros flagship radio station 790 KBME AM or in Spanish on La Nueva 94.1 FM.

 

Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day at the ballpark! Every half-inning, the Astros will randomly select fans in attendance to receive special prizes to show our appreciation for the best fans in baseball!

 

Prior to Sunday's 7:05 p.m. matchup, 10,000 fans will receive a 2017 Astros Team Poster and 2018 Schedule Pen presented by Saltgrass Steak House. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive any promotional giveaways, as supplies are limited and not guaranteed.

 

The season is winding down, but it's not too late to join the best kids club in town, the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Club! An Astros Buddies membership includes a backpack perfect for the little Astros fans heading back to school, tickets to select Astros games, exclusive Buddies-only experiences, newsletters and more - a $76 value for just $25! 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.

 

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