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Astros sign four to minor league deals

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Houston Astros have signed outfielder Trevor Crowe and pitchers Sergio Escalona, Edgar Gonzalez and Jose Valdez to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.

Escalona missed the entire 2012 campaign while recovering from left elbow surgery, but had a successful 2011 season before the injury. The left-hander posted a 2-1 record and a 2.93 earned run average in 49 games for the Astros.

Gonzalez, 29, made six starts for Houston last season after having his contract purchased on Sept. 3 and went 3-1 with a 5.04 ERA.

Valdez was also a September call-up in 2012, compiling a 2.25 ERA over 12 relief appearances.

Crowe split his 2012 campaign between the Indians and Angels minor league systems. He was drafted 14th overall by Cleveland in 2005 and owns a career .245 average with 34 doubles and 29 steals in 205 games, all with Cleveland.

11/27 14:21:29 ET

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Scores & Schedules

July 29, 2013 07:05 GMT

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Sunday's Scores

N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 5

Cleveland 6, Texas 0

Toronto 2, Houston 1

Detroit 12, Philadelphia 4

Boston 5, Baltimore 0

Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 2, 12 innings

Oakland 10, L.A. Angels 6

Seattle 6, Minnesota 4

Monday's Schedule

Tampa Bay (Price 5-5) at Boston (Doubront 7-4), 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-8) at Cleveland (McAllister 4-6), 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 5-5) at Texas (Garza 1-0), 7:05 p.m.

Toronto (Rogers 3-4) at Oakland (Griffin 9-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Sunday's Scores

Detroit 12, Philadelphia 4

Miami 3, Pittsburgh 2

Washington 14, N.Y. Mets 1

Chicago Cubs 2, San Francisco 1

L.A. Dodgers 1, Cincinnati 0, 11 innings

Colorado 6, Milwaukee 5

San Diego 1, Arizona 0

Atlanta 5, St. Louis 2

Monday's Schedule

St. Louis (Westbrook 7-4) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 10-4), 7:05 p.m.

Colorado (J.De La Rosa 10-5) at Atlanta (Beachy 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Hefner 4-8) at Miami (Ja.Turner 3-3), 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Lohse 7-7) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-9), 8:05 p.m.

Cincinnati (Leake 10-4) at San Diego (O'Sullivan 0-2), 10:10 p.m.

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Sunday's Scores

No games scheduled

Monday's Schedule

No games scheduled