BATTLE FOR AL WEST CONTINUES IN UPCOMING
HOMESTAND WITH DIVISION RIVAL ANGELS
Astros to take on AL West division rival Angels in three-game, mid-week set;
Weekend series to celebrate newly inducted Hall of Famer Craig Biggio with special giveaways
HOUSTON, TX - The battle for the American League Western Division heats up on Tuesday as the Astros host the LA Angels of Anaheim for a three-game set, July 28-30. The two teams have met 10 times so far this season, with both clubs taking five games each. The Angels narrowly lead the division by 1.0 game. Following the Astros vs. Angels series, Houston will host the Arizona Diamondbacks for three games of Interleague play, from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2. This weekend's series will feature several special giveaways in honor of Craig Biggio's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Since the All-Star Break, the Astros have gone 6-3, including a 5-1 record at Minute Maid Park.
Astros fans will have another opportunity to experience Keuchel's Korner during the upcoming homestand. The dedicated fan section, located in sections 105 and 106, includes a signature Keuchel beard giveaway and a Keuchel's Korner #GoBeardOrGoHome T-shirt. Dallas Keuchel has gone a perfect 3-0 without allowing a single run in his three home starts since the launch of Keuchel's Korner, racking up a total of 32 strikeouts over those games. For tickets and more information, please visit www.astros.com/keuchelskorner.
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 June and have raised $15,000 for Astros RBI to date.
Tuesday, July 28 - 7:10 p.m. vs. LA Angels
The Astros are offering $10 tickets as part of their H-Town Proud package, celebrating 2015 AL All-Star starters Jose Altuve and Dallas Keuchel. The $10 view deck tickets will be available for this entire series, so fans can come down to the ballpark and cheer on their Houston All-Stars and the rest of the Astros squad. For tickets and more information, please visit www.astros.com/htownproud.
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 www.astros.com/value.
Wednesday, July 29 - 7:10 p.m. vs. LA Angels
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).
Houston Astros All-Star pitcher Dallas Keuchel will be signing autographs and interacting with fans at the 8534 Highway 6 North (at West Road) Whataburger location in Houston, TX on Wednesday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. He will be joined by Astros mascot Orbit and the Shooting Stars team. Player is subject to change, and due to time constraints, autographs are not guaranteed.
Wednesday night's game vs. the LA Angels will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. This marks the first nationally broadcast Astros game since Opening Day. Astros fans are encouraged to show their #HTownPride to the entire nation by packing the park for their hometown team.
Thursday, July 30 - 7:10 p.m. vs. LA Angels
Recent acquisition and Houston native LHP Scott Kazmir will make his Minute Maid Park debut as a member of the Astros on Thursday.
Prior to Thursday's 7:10 p.m. contest vs. the LA Angels of Anaheim, HomeAid Houston, a 501(c)(3) charity in its ninth year of partnership with the Houston Astros, will present the key to the winner of their 2015 Project Playhouse on the field in a special pregame ceremony. The Highland Hill County Playhouse was built by Highland Homes and was located at Minute Maid Park in June, as fans had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win the playhouse. Over $82,000 was raised to build transitional housing for Houston's homeless men, women and children.
Every Thursday night home game is Budweiser Young Professionals Night at the ballpark. Connect with other young professionals from around Houston while enjoying an extended happy hour on the Bud Patio from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The offer includes a Bullpen Box ticket with $15 in loaded value to spend at the team store or on concessions. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/youngprofessionals.
Friday, July 31 - 7:10 p.m. vs. Arizona
Friday, July 31 kicks off the Biggio Hall of Fame weekend celebration, as 10,000 fans will receive a Craig Biggio Hall of Fame Bobblehead, presented by Coca-Cola.
Prior to Friday's 7:10 p.m. contest, Astros third base coach Gary Pettis will present Astros outfielder George Springer with the Houston Astros 2015 Heart and Hustle Award during an on-field, pregame ceremony. This award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.
Big and Bright Friday Night returns with a postgame fireworks display, presented by Marathon Oil Corporation. This week's fireworks show will feature a "musical divas" 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, August 1 - 6:10 p.m. vs. Arizona
The Biggio Hall of Fame weekend celebration continues on Saturday with a special Craig Biggio Replica Pinstripe Jersey giveaway, presented by Coca-Cola, for 10,000 fans prior to the Astros 6:10 p.m. contest vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Because the Astros are expecting large crowds on Saturday, gates will be opening at 3:00 p.m. so fans can arrive early, enjoy Astros batting practice and pick up their Craig Biggio Replica Pinstripe Jersey giveaways.
Astros slugger Chris Carter will be signing autographs and interacting with fans at the 4400 N. Freeway AT&T location in Houston on Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Player is subject to change, and autographs are not guaranteed.
Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick will be signing autographs and interacting with fans at Academy Sports + Outdoors, located at 1491 Spring Cypress Boulevard in Spring, TX, on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Player is subject to change, and autographs are not guaranteed.
Sunday, August 2 - 1:10 p.m. vs. Arizona
To wrap up the Biggio Hall of Fame weekend celebration, 10,000 fans will receive a special Craig Biggio Replica Hall of Fame Plaque giveaway, courtesy of Coca-Cola, prior to Sunday's 1:10 p.m. contest.
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 www.astros.com/family or by calling 1-877-9ASTROS.