The Houston Astros return home from a 10-day, nine-game road trip (4-2 thus far) on Monday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays (July 31 - August 3) and Toronto Blue Jays (August 4-6). With a commanding 17.0 game lead in the AL West, the Astros have continued their torrid run in the second half, blazing through the month of July. In 20 July games, the Astros are hitting .327 with 37 home runs, a .573 slugging percentage and a .962 OPS, with all totals leading the Majors by a wide margin. Houston leads the American League by 11.5 games over the Cleveland Indians with 61 games left to play in the regular season.
Astros legend Jeff Bagwell will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this Sunday, July 30 in Cooperstown, N.Y. Fans will have the chance to celebrate Bagwell's incredible accomplishment here at Minute Maid Park during the Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame Weekend, presented by Coca-Cola, August 4-6.
Tickets for the upcoming homestand are still available for purchase at www.astros.com/tickets or by calling 1-877-9ASTROS.
Monday, July 31 vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7:10 p.m.
The Astros Foundation will be raffling off a brand new mPact XTV 750 Flexhauler, 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).
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, August 1 vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7:10 p.m.
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, August 2 vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7:10 p.m.
Every Wednesday night 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).
Thursday, August 3 vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7:10 p.m.
Prior to Thursday's evening matchup against the Rays, 40,000 fans will receive a National Baseball Card Day Commemorative Trading Card Pack presented by Topps. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the ballpark early to receive any promotional giveaways, as supplies are limited and not guaranteed.
Astros pitcher Charlie Morton will host Wounded Warrior veterans at Thursday's game as part of the Astros Salute to Heroes program. The veterans will participate in a meet and greet with Morton prior to Thursday's 7:10 p.m. first pitch. Date and player subject to change.
Friday, August 4 vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7:10 p.m.
Friday kicks off Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame Weekend, presented by Coca-Cola, at Minute Maid Park!
As fans enter the ballpark on Friday, 10,000 will receive a Bagwell 1997 Replica Jersey 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.
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, which is now sold out, fans will receive an exclusive, special-edition Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame '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. Tickets for 'StroZone include a seat in the newly-renovated 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 Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame, which will include some of Bagwell's favorite walk-up music as well as famous radio and TV calls from his illustrious career. 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 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Saturday, August 5 vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 6:10 p.m.
Jeff Bagwell Hall of Fame Weekend presented by Coca-Cola continues on Saturday with a very special pregame ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 5:25 p.m. Former Astros TV broadcaster Bill Brown and Astros radio broadcaster Steve Sparks will co-host the ceremony, and Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan, former Astros player and manager Phil Garner and former Astros player Lance Berkman are scheduled to speak. Jeff Bagwell will address the fans in Houston for the first time as an inducted member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well. The ceremony will also feature a tribute video with highlights of Bagwell's Hall of Fame career.
Prior to the on-field ceremony, a press conference with Bagwell will be held at 4:45 p.m. in the press conference room at Minute Maid Park.
Additionally, 10,000 fans will receive a Jeff Bagwell "Batting Stance" HOF 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.
During Saturday's game, fans will have the opportunity to take their photo with Jeff Bagwell's Hall of Fame Plaque, which will be returned to its home in Cooperstown, N.Y. following Saturday's game. The photo opportunity is located in Champion's Pavilion on the Mezzanine Level, which can be accessed via the escalators in Center Field. The photo opportunity will open to fans at 6:30 p.m. and remain open through the 7th inning of Saturday's game. Spots are limited and vouchers will be distributed.
Sunday, August 6 vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 1:10 p.m.
Sunday is Coca-Cola Astros Buddies "Behind the Scenes" Day! Buddies members were randomly selected to "work" for the Astros in a variety of ways, including as a PA Announcer, In-Stadium Host, Grounds Crew member, Shooting Star, Pregame Coordinator and more. Additionally, Buddies members will take the field with the Astros players for the National Anthem prior to Sunday's 1:10 first pitch.
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! An Astros Buddies membership includes tickets to select Astros games, premium items, 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.
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 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.