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Record-Setting Astros Return Home for Nine-Game Homestand as Top Team in MLB

The Houston Astros are off to the most blistering start in franchise history and return home with MLB's best record (42-18) and winning percentage (.700). The Astros will host the LA Angels of Anaheim (June 9-11), Texas Rangers (June 12-14) and Boston Red Sox (June 16-18) for a nine-game homestand beginning tomorrow.

 

The Houston Astros are off to the most blistering start in franchise history and return home with MLB's best record (42-18) and winning percentage (.700). The Astros will host the LA Angels of Anaheim (June 9-11), Texas Rangers (June 12-14) and Boston Red Sox (June 16-18) for a nine-game homestand beginning tomorrow.

 

The Astros are off to a historic start this season, winning 13 of their last 16 games and going 7-2 thus far on the most recent 10-game road trip. They currently lead the AL West Division by 12.0 games, the largest margin in MLB. The Astros have excelled in many facets of the game in 2017, currently leading the American League in runs scored, batting average, home runs, hits, doubles, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and OPS, with the Astros pitching staff leading the league in ERA and strikeouts. Houston looks to continue its current pace against divisional opponents, currently sitting at 20-6 in games vs. the AL West.

 

Friday, June 9 vs. LA Angels of Anaheim - 7:10 p.m.

May the force be with you this Friday as the Astros kick off the homestand with Star Wars™ Night at Minute Maid Park! Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars™ characters and enjoy the game complete with a special Friday Night Fireworks show featuring the music of Star Wars™. Fans will also have the chance to interact with Star Wars™ characters around the ballpark. This year, fans can choose between the Star Wars™ Night T-shirt ticket package or the Star Wars™ Night Bobblehead ticket package, both of which include a "Return of the Beltrán" themed giveaway and begin as low as $29. Fans who purchase a Star Wars™ ticket package will also have the opportunity to participate in a pregame parade around the warning track. Space is limited and fans must be wearing Star Wars™ costumes or attire to participate. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/starwars.

 

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.

 

Get ready to cheer on the Astros in the loudest and most energetic part of the ballpark for every Friday night home game in the 'StroZone presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers! This Friday night, fans will receive an exclusive "Mr. Utility" Marwin Gonzalez 'StroZone T-shirt and get to show their hometown pride by throwing their H's in the air with a custom H-Town foam hand. 'StroZone is sold out for this Friday, but tickets in the 'StroZone start at just $30 and include a game ticket in the newly-renovated Mezzanine Level, a custom 'StroZone T-shirt unique every Friday and an "H's in the Air" 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 theme is Star Wars™ featuring music from the legendary movie 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.

 

Gates will open two hours prior to game time on Friday and Saturday, and at the special time of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday for the Future Astros parade on the field.

 

Saturday, June 10 vs. LA Angels of Anaheim - 3:10 p.m.

Faith and Family Night, presented by Chick-fil-A Houston, returns to Minute Maid Park this Saturday! Fans will be treated to an inspiring postgame concert featuring MercyMe following the afternoon matchup versus the LA Angels of Anaheim. Faith and Family Night also includes live testimonials from pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and wife Kara McCullers prior to the concert, emceed by Astros TV broadcaster Geoff Blum. Admission for the postgame concert is included with a game ticket. Seating for the postgame concert is general admission and the concert stage will be located on the third base warning track. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/faith.

 

The Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association will present two Purple Heart veterans, Staff Sergeant Manny Carnero, USMC and Specialist Greg Jackson, US Army with a special proclamation from the city, declaring June 10 as "All Veterans Day" in Houston. The Korean War Veterans Association will also present the colors for Saturday's game.

 

Sunday, June 11 vs. LA Angels of Anaheim - 1:10 p.m.

The Astros Foundation's fifth annual Picnic In The Park fundraising event, presented by Pluckers, takes place on Sunday, June 11 following the Astros vs. LA Angels afternoon matchup. This popular fundraiser, which gives fans the rare opportunity to spend an afternoon on the outfield grass at Minute Maid Park, will feature 2017 Astros players, alumni and members of the Astros front office. All proceeds from the charitable event will benefit the Astros Foundation and its cornerstone youth baseball programs. Fans will be treated to a 45-minute autograph session with Astros players, a picnic buffet, activities for families and children of all ages and a complimentary picnic mat and commemorative T-shirt. For more information about Picnic In The Park or to purchase tickets, please visit www.astros.com/picnic.

 

Additionally, Kids Run the Bases will not take place following Sunday's game, but will return on Thursday, June 29 after the 1:10 p.m. contest.

 

Following Picnic In The Park, Astros outfielder George Springer will host his third-annual All-Star Bowling Benefit at Lucky Strike Houston. Proceeds of the charitable event will help send children from families in need to Camp SAY, a summer camp for young people who stutter.

 

Create memories for the whole family at Minute Maid Park with Kroger Family Sundays, 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 most 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.

 

It's summer time which means it's the perfect time to join the best kids club in town, the Coca-Cola Astros Buddies Club! Being an Astros Buddies member includes premium items, exclusive Buddies-only experiences, tickets to select Astros games, 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.

 

Monday, June 12 vs. Texas Rangers - 7:10 p.m.

The 2017 Lone Star Series presented by the Texas Lottery returns to Houston as the Astros host the Texas Rangers for three games, beginning Monday night. Fans can now purchase the "Beat the Rangers" ticket package for $99, which includes tickets in Field Box II or IV to all three games vs. the Rangers and automatic entry into a raffle to win a Carlos Beltrán autographed jersey, George Springer autographed bat or batting practice passes for a future Astros game. Fans can purchase individual tickets in these sections for just $39. For more information, please visit www.astros.com/beattherangers.

 

Prior to Tuesday night's matchup, Astros outfielder Josh Reddick will be signing autographs and interacting with fans at the 320 Northpark Drive Whataburger location in Kingwood, TX. He will be joined by Astros mascot Orbit and the Shooting Stars team. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and autographs will be limited to the first 225 guests to arrive.

 

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.

 

Tuesday, June 13 vs. Texas Rangers - 7:10 p.m.

Astros pitcher Charlie Morton will host 30 Wounded Warrior veterans at Tuesday's game as part of the Astros Salute to Heroes program. The veterans will participate in a meet and greet with Morton prior to Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. first pitch.

 

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, June 14 vs. Texas Rangers - 7:10 p.m.

Prior to Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. matchup against the Rangers, 10,000 fans will receive a Lone Star Series T-Shirt presented by The Smile Generation.

 

The United States Army celebrates its 242nd birthday on June 14. Representatives from the US Army will be recognized during a pregame ceremony and the night's Occidental Petroleum Military Appreciation honoree will be World War II Army veteran Basil Castro Sr. celebrating his 100th birthday.

 

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, June 16 vs. Boston Red Sox - 7:10 p.m.

The Astros Foundation and ROOT Sports will be hosting the second-annual Astros Foundation Charity Game and live broadcast at Minute Maid Park on Friday, June 16 as the Astros face off against the Boston Red Sox. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and USO Houston. During the June 16 game against the Red Sox, fans can show their support by purchasing a VIP, MVP or Cooperstown Charity Bag that include tickets to a 2017 game, autographed merchandise and more. The bags will be available at the game, over the phone and online. Links to purchase will be available at www.astros.com/charitygame on June 16.

 

Friday the 16th kicks off the Astros Father's Day Weekend celebration, presented by Houston Methodist.

 

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.

 

Get ready to cheer on the Astros in the loudest and most energetic part of the ballpark for every Friday night home game in the 'StroZone presented by Texas Mahindra Dealers! Tickets for 'StroZone start at just $30 and include a game ticket in the newly-renovated Mezzanine Level, a custom 'StroZone T-shirt unique every Friday and an Astros rally item. 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 musical theme is Guys Night in honor of Father's Day. 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.

 

Saturday, June 17 vs. Boston Red Sox - 7:15 p.m.

Father's Day Weekend, presented by Houston Methodist, continues on Saturday. Prior to the evening matchup, 10,000 fans will receive an Astros Gym Bag presented by Houston Methodist.

 

The Houston Astros are hosting families from the Sunshine Kids for their first meet and greet of the season with Astros players and coaches. The meet and greet will be held in the press conference room following Astros batting practice.

 

Saturday's 7:15 p.m. game vs. the Boston Red Sox will air exclusively on TV on FOX. Fans can also catch the game on the radio on the Astros flagship radio station KMBE 790 AM or in Spanish on La Nueva 94.1 FM.

 

Sunday, June 18 vs. Boston Red Sox - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday's matchup between the Astros and Red Sox on Father's Day, June 18, 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.

 

Fans are invited to the Astros Pregame Party prior to Sunday's matchup from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Budweiser Brew House, which will replace Sunday's previously-scheduled After Party. Fans can enjoy live music, trivia, food and beverage specials, games and visits from the Astros Coca-Cola Shooting Stars. Additionally, Kids Run the Bases will not take place following Sunday's game, and has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 29 after the 1:10 p.m. contest.

 

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

 

Prior to Sunday's 7:05 p.m. matchup against the Red Sox, 10,000 fans will receive Astros Socks presented by Houston Methodist.

 

Create memories for the whole family at Minute Maid Park with Kroger Family Sundays, 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 most 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.

 

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