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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 11th, 2015

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Astros playoffs news and notes.

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Astros News:

Dallas Keuchel gives Astros the edge at home
Keuchel was 15-0 with an 1.46 ERA at Minute Maid Park this season.

LEADING OFF: Both ALDS in Texas; Keuchel up for Astros | FOX Sports
LEADING OFF: Both ALDS in Texas; Keuchel up for Astros

Astros look to take series lead against the Royals | abc13.com
The Astros are ready to rumble with the Kansas City Royals in game three of the American League Division Series Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

Astros hoping impressive home winning streak for Dallas Keuchel continues in playoffs | The Seattle Times
Pitcher is 15-0 at Minute Maid Park this season with a 1.46 ERA

Astros relying on Dallas Keuchel's home-field advantange vs. Royals - SweetSpot - ESPN
Dallas Keuchel posted a 15-0 record with a 1.46 ERA in Houston, and his brilliance was every bit as impressive in the flesh as it was on paper.

Royals hope to hand Astros ace Dallas Keuchel his first home loss in Game 3 of ALDS | The Kansas City Star
The Royals avoided Astros ace Dallas Keuchel in the first two games of the ALDS because Houston had used him to beat the Yankees in the AL Wild Card Game. But they’ll see him Sunday at Minute Maid Park, where he has yet to lose this season.

McCullers looking forward to Game 4 start for Astros | FOX Sports
Rookie Lance McCullers is eager to take the ball for the Astros in ALDS Game 4.

How Mets, Cubs and Astros show MLB new team-building blueprint | New York Post
The future arrived ahead of schedule. The Mets, Cubs and Astros all were deliberate in rebuilding, lowering payrolls and expectations while elevating their young talent bases. They sold out today,...

Astros playoff games should bring boost to local businesses | News - Home
Oct. 10, 2015: The Astros will host their first postseason game in 10 years on Sunday, and many are expecting the big game to bring in big business. Samantha Ptashkin reports.

Green: Astros, Cubs give Tigers hope for miracle in 2016
What time is it? There is this monstrous dream. The worst nightmare. These creatures in flaming orange are cavorting through my head.

Forget offense, Astros' Castro a savior behind the plate - Houston Chronicle
Why would the Astros keep rolling out a catcher who can't hit a lick during their first postseason run in a decade? Jason Castro hasn't had an extra-base hit since August, but he has started nearly every game since returning from the disabled list in mid-September. [...] again, why is he out there, with Hank Conger available?

MLB News:

Mets' Ruben Tejada breaks leg on vicious Chase Utley takeout slide - SBNation.com
A takeout slide by Chase Utley at second base injured Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada on Saturday night in Game 2 of the NLDS.

Rapid Recap: National League Division Series Game 2, Cubs 6 Cardinals 3 - Bleed Cubbie Blue
Behind Jorge Soler and some strong bullpen work, the Cubs evened up their series with the Cardinals.

MLB players react to Chase Utley's takeout slide of Ruben Tejada - SBNation.com
Major leaguers weighed in on the Chase Utley slide that broke Ruben Tejada's leg.

The Dodgers have a RALLY BABY in a banana suit - SBNation.com
Baseball needs more rally babies!