Are The Astros Playing Baseball Tonight?

The answer to the question “Are the Astros playing baseball tonight?” is complicated. The short answer is that they might be, but it depends on a number of factors.


The Astros are a baseball team that plays in the MLB. They are based in Houston, Texas, and they play their home games at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have won one World Series championship, which they won in 2017. They have also made it to the playoffs seven times.

The History of the Astros

The Astros are a professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros were founded in 1962 as the Houston Colt .45s. The Astros played their first game in 1962 as an expansion team of the National League. The Astros moved to the American League in 2013.

The Early Years

Since their establishment in 1962, the Houston Astros have undergone several name changes and relocated to the American League West division in 2013. The Astros were originally founded as the Colt .45s, named after a pistol, and became the Astros in 1965.

Houston’s first baseball team was established in 1884 and was called the Houston Buffaloes. They were a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Buffaloes played their home games at West End Park from 1886 to 1900, Union Station from 1901 to 1904, Ryan Park in 1905, Herald Park in 1906, Buffalo Stadium from 1907 to 1908, and finally atBuffalo Bayou Park from 1909 to 1960.

In 1962, Houston gained a Major League Baseball franchise after Washington D.C.’s expansion proposal was rejected. The new team was named the Colt .45s after a popular gun model at the time owned by many Texans. Their first game was on April 10th, 1962 against the Chicago Cubs at Colt Stadium which they won 2-0.

After three years of being the Colt .45s, team owner Judge Roy Hofheinz proposed changing the name of his club to “Astros” for the start of the 1965 season to correspond with Houston’s role as “the Space City” following President Kennedy’s speech in 1961 committing America to landing a man on the moon within ten years.

The ’80s and ’90s

In the 1980s, the Astros were led by stars such as Nolan Ryan, Jose Cruz, and Alan Ashby. The team made it to the playoffs in 1980 and 1986, but they were unable to advance past the LCS. In the 1990s, the Astros continued to be a competitive team. They made it to the playoffs six times between 1991 and 1999, but they were only able to win one NL Pennant, in 1995. The Astros lost the World Series that year to the Atlanta Braves.

The New Millennium

After several changes in ownership, the Astros were finally bought by Drayton McLane Jr. in November 1992. Under McLane’s ownership, the Astros would see a period of sustained success. They made the playoffs six times from 1997-2005, winning five consecutive NL Central titles from 1997-2001. They also made it to their first World Series in 2005, only to be swept by the Chicago White Sox.

In 2013, the Astros moved from the NL Central to the AL West as part of Major League Baseball’s realignment plan. The realignment put them in the same division as their in-state rivals, the Texas Rangers. The Astros have continued to be successful since moving to the AL West, winning division titles in 2015 and 2017. They finally won their first World Series championship in 2017, when they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.

The Astros Today

The Astros are playing baseball tonight against the Texas Rangers. The game is set to start at 8:05 pm Central time and will be televised on Fox Sports Houston. The Astros are currently in first place in the American League West with a record of 73-39.

The 2017 Season

The Astros finished their season with a 101-61 record, clinching their first division title since 2001. They went on to defeat the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS, before losing to the eventual World Series champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers, in the ALCS.

The 2018 Season

Yes, the Astros are playing baseball tonight. It is currently the 2018 season for the Astros. The current schedule and results can be found here:

The Astros are playing the Texas Rangers tonight at 7:05 PM CT. The game will be aired on Root Sports Southwest and can also be streamed on


It appears that the Astros may not be playing baseball tonight after all.

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