by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2:20 am ET) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez enjoyed another big night at the plate as he launched his first career grand slam Tuesday night against the Brewers.
Dominguez took Tom Gorzelanny deep for a grand slam in the seventh inning. He also drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the second and finished 2 for 3 with a run scored and five RBI in a 10-1 victory.
Dominguez has gone 5 for 14 with eight RBI over his last four games played. He is hitting .236 with 10 homers and 40 RBI in 246 at-bats.
Matt Dominguez ends RBI slide
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/16/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez had a bases-loaded clearing double in the second inning of Sunday's 5-4 win against the White Sox. It was his first RBI since a three-RBI game June 5 against the Orioles.
Dominguez hit .207 (6 for 29) with a double between three-RBI games.
Matt Dominguez homers, drives in three
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/6/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez homered in the fourth inning Wednesday against Baltimore. The No. 8 batter hit one of six homers for Houston, a solo shot off Freddy Garcia.
He finished 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI. His double in the seventh scored two runs. Dominguez is batting .238 with 32 RBI and has two of his nine homers in his last seven games.
Matt Dominguez producing RBI despite poor average
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/3/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez recorded multiple RBI for the first time in eight games Sunday against the Angels, but he has at least one RBI in four of his last five games (five total). Dominguez, however, is batting just .133 (4 for 30) in his last eight games.
Since May 1, Dominguez has a slash line of .221/.471/.693 in his last 28 games. He has two doubles, eight home runs and 21 RBI in that span.
Matt Dominguez develops into patient hitter
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/26/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter was very complimentary of third baseman Matt Dominguez Sunday, which came a day after he slugged two home runs against the Athletics.
"He's got great pull power and great carry to the pull and his bat stays in the zone long enough where he can also drive the ball out of the park the other way," Porter said, per MLB.com. "Overall, his development has been outstanding. Coming into the season, we knew what we had defensively and we're now starting to see the power display itself. I always go back to the fact he's established himself as a complete hitter, and he understands he has to use the whole field."
Dominguez has been on a roll lately, belting seven home runs and slugging .631 in his last 18 games. Porter said Dominguez has been taking batting practice "with a purpose" and heeding advice to work counts.
"If you're patient and working the pitcher, you get those pitches you want," Dominguez said. "I try to pull the ball only when I've set the pitcher up to give me a ball inside."
Matt Dominguez homers twice vs. A's
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/25/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez continued to swing a hot bat as he homered twice Saturday against the A's.
Dominguez had solo shots in the third and seventh innings. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI in an 11-5 loss. He has homered three times in his last two games since returning from a quad injury.
His teammate Jason Castro also homered twice. It was the first time two Houston teammates have had multi-home run games since July 25, 2005, when Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman each had two.
Matt Dominguez homers in return to lineup
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/25/2013) Returning to the lineup after taking two days off with quad tightness, Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez hit his fifth home run of the season in a 6-5 loss to the A's Friday night. He went 1 for 3 with a walk before being removed for a pinch runner in the ninth inning.
Dominguez is 5 for 11 with two home runs over his last three games, raising his season batting average to .247.
Matt Dominguez sitting with quad tightness
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez will take the next two days off due to left quad tightness, MLB.com reports. Dominguez will sit out Wednesday against Kansas City and the Astros are off Thursday.
The 23-year-old Dominguez is hitting .245 over 43 games this season and he's been one of the better defensive third baseman in baseball.
Matt Dominguez hits fourth home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez hit his fourth home run of the year Monday.
Dominguez went 2 for 4 in the game, with a home run and a single. In the bottom of the fourth, Dominguez took a fastball from Jeremy Guthrie over the left-field wall. Dominguez finished the game with three RBI. He's hitting .239/.270/.368 in 155 at-bats.
Matt Dominguez shows off power
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Astros third basemen Matt Dominguez notched his first multi-home run game Saturday against the Rangers. Dominguez belted a solo shot off Yu Darvish in the second inning before touching him up again for a two-run shot in the fifth.
"That's kind of big for me," he said. "I was waiting for my first home run to come, and it took a while. But to go out and face him and be able to do it off him, such a great pitcher, it's a big confidence boost."
Dominguez finished 2 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored in the 8-7 defeat. He is batting .303 (10 for 33) with two home runs and seven RBI in the month of May.
Matt Dominguez shakes off rough night
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter said he has no doubt that third baseman Matt Dominguez will be able to shake off the rough defensive night he had Thursday against the Angels. Dominguez, who entered Thursday's tilt with a MLB-leading .990 fielding percentage, committed three errors in the 6-5 defeat.
"I was joking with Matty," Porter told MLB.com. "I told him when I pulled out of the parking garage last night to drive home that it was snowing outside. I told him the odds of me pulling out of the parking garage and it snowing are just as good as the odds of you making three errors in one game. It was part of the game and it can happen to the best of them. It's a prime example of no matter how good you are, you can make errors."
Matt Dominguez notches three RBI, three errors
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez went 2 for 3 with three RBI at the plate against the Angels Thursday, but he also committed three errors in the field, resulting in one unearned run for in a 6-5 loss.
Dominguez entered Thursday with just four errors in 640 1/3 innings over 78 career games and was known for his defensive skills coming through the minors. He has a .265 batting average and 12 RBI this season.
Matt Dominguez has two hits in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez, who was able to play Tuesday after sitting out Monday with an elbow issue, returned with two hits in a 3-2 win over Seattle.
Dominguez, batting eighth, went 2 for 4 with a double and is batting .246. Dominguez has gone 3 for 7 in his last two games but hasn't driven in a run since April 14 at Los Angeles. He's got just five RBI and his only extra-base hits are four doubles over 65 at-bats.
Matt Dominguez healthy for Astros
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez returned to the starting lineup Tuesday against Seattle after sitting out Monday's game, MLB.com reports. Dominguez was hit on the left elbow by a Chris Perez pitch Sunday against Cleveland.
Dominguez underwent X-rays, which showed no fracture Monday. He was able to get back in the lineup Tuesday.
"He was actually fine yesterday," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "But a guy getting hit in the elbow and you have an opportunity to give him a day of treatment and an extra day, we just took advantage of that. Matt will be fine moving forward."
Matt Dominguez undergoes X-rays
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) MLB.com reports Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez underwent X-rays on his elbow on Monday after getting hit by a pitch the day before. The results showed no break.
Dominguez, who is batting .230, could return for Tuesday's contest against the Mariners.
Matt Dominguez out of the lineup Monday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez is out of the team's lineup Monday.
Dominguez is known more for his defense, and hasn't hit well to begin the year. Brandon Laird will get the start at third, and hit sixth Monday.
Matt Dominguez a confident defender
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) While Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez continues to be a work in progress offensively, there's little denying he is a strong defender. Dominguez hasn't committed an error in 51 defensive chances through 13 games, recording 40 assists and 11 putouts.
"What he is is real good," Astros manager Bo Porter said, per the Houston Chronicle.
Dominguez doesn't hide the fact he's a defensive whiz.
"I know I'm a good defender," Dominguez said. "You kind of have to be, I wouldn't say cocky, but confident in this game. The more confident you are the better you're going to play. That's a big thing for me: I'm confident on defense."
Porter doesn't mind Domniguez beaming with confidence.
"When you're real good, I don't care if you don't say anything," Porter said. "Just be real good. And that he is."
Matt Dominguez has third multi-hit game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez managed two hits for the second straight game and third time this season during Tuesday's game against the Mariners. Domniguez is batting .259 (7 for 27) with one double and three RBI in seven games.
Matt Dominguez back in Astros' lineup Wednesday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez will return to the lineup Wednesday after sitting Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Dominguez, a right-handed bat, was benched Tuesday to allow the Astros to use catcher Jason Castro as designated hitter and Carlos Corporan behind the plate. With a day game Wednesday after the night game, the Astros likely wanted to save Castro's legs. Expect Dominguez to get the bulk of playing time at third base. His replacement Tuesday, Brett Wallace, is generally regarded as a very poor fielder at third base.
Matt Dominguez picks up an RBI in opener
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez made his presence felt in Sunday's season opener against the Rangers at home.
Dominguez walked in the sixth inning and drove in his first run of the season on an infield single in the eighth. He finished 1 for 3 with a run scored in an 8-2 victory.
Matt Dominguez makes Astros' opening day roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Third baseman Matt Dominguez has made the Astros' opening day roster.
Dominguez is expected to be the team’s starting third baseman to open the year. He hit .284/.310/.477 in 113 plate appearances in limited time with Houston last season.
Dominguez getting his chance
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/21/2013) When folks inside the Astros' organization talk about third baseman Matt Dominguez, everyone talks about his defensive presence. Hes got an incredible glove -- he reminds me of Scott Rolen by the way he plays third base. The skys the limit for him," outfielder Justin Maxwell said, per the Houston Chronicle. Now, the question remains will Dominguez develop offensively to keep a job in the majors? The one thing I know about Dominguez ... defensively, this guy can win 10 Gold Gloves, because hes that good defensively, manager Bo Porter said. The only question mark wouldve been, is the bat going to play well enough in the big leagues? And he will have every opportunity this year to establish himself as an everyday third baseman.