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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 13th, 2015

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Playoff news and notes for your Houston Astros, as well as from everywhere in and around baseball.

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Astros News:

Defeat from the jaws of victory! The Astros melt down, the Royals force Game 5 | HardballTalk
Carlos Correa and the Astros were six outs away from the ALCS. The Royals made those six outs count.

One fateful ground ball just changed everything in the Astros-Royals series | FOX Sports
The Astros were rolling toward the ALCS ... and then a would-be double play turned into a total disaster.

Houston Astros see four-run lead, spot in ALCS evaporate in eighth - SweetSpot - ESPN
The Astros seemingly had their division series well in hand, but the Royals staged a stunning rally to force a decisive Game 5.

Texas governor’s official account tweets congratulations to Astros for winning ALDS | The Kansas City Star
Texas governor’s Twitter account congratulated the Astros on winning the ALDS. The Tweet was sent after Houston took a four-run lead. It was before the Royals rallied to take the lead in Game 4

The governor of Texas congratulated the Astros and JINXED EVERYTHING - SBNation.com
Recall? Recall. Start getting some signatures, people.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot in big trouble for tweeting, Royals force Astros to game five - CBS News
Houston was up four runs and six outs away from finishing off Kansas City, when the governor's office prematurely celebrated

Bless Astros catcher Hank Conger for doing the 'Chappelle's Show' Robot every time Houston homers - SBNation.com
Finding Hank Conger's dugout "Chappelle's Show" robot is the Where's Waldo of the MLB postseason.

Woman snorting something at Astros-Royals game raises eyebrows online - Houston Chronicle
Right now all the rage on Houston social media is an Instagram video of a Houston Astros fan allegedly snorting – well, something – at yesterday’s game at Minute Maid Park.

Astros' McCullers denies making 'throat-slash' gesture at Royals in Game 4 | FOX Sports
Houston pitcher tweets 'everyone needs to chill'

Around the League:

The Cubs can clinch a playoff series at Wrigley for the first time ever - SBNation.com
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the rare opportunity for the Cubs to clinch at home, the Mets backing the Dodgers into a corner, and the Royals' comeback.

Final Score: Mets 13, Dodgers 7 — Revenge for Ruben - Amazin' Avenue
The Mets pounded the Dodgers into the dirt in front of an electric Citi Field crowd to take a 2-1 series lead.

Rapid Recap, National League Division Series Game 3: Cubs 8, Cardinals 6 - Bleed Cubbie Blue
The Cubs set a major league postseason record by hitting six home runs to beat the Cardinals and go up two games to one.

Royals rise from the ashes, come back for 9-6 victory - Royals Review
Kansas City scores seven unanswered runs in the last two innings of Game Four to send the ALDS back to Kauffman on Wednesday.

Jays win ALDS Game 4 - Bluebird Banter
Game 5 Wednesday.

Yadier Molina down, maybe out - Viva El Birdos
I met one of my good friends to watch the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs in NLDS Game 1. Before the game started, we got into a discussion on who our favorite Cardinal ever was. I immediately...

Ruben Tejada gets to ride his replacement around like a small horse - SBNation.com
Matt Reynolds is on the Mets' postseason roster because Ruben Tejada's leg is broken. The job comes with responsibilities, though.