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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 5th, 2015

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Astros News

Root Sports apologizes for on-air profanity during Astros’ celebration - Ultimate Astros
The language took place as Astros manager A.J. Hinch spoke to players about 30 minutes into the clubhouse celebration.

Innocence Is a Virtue for Young Astros - The New York Times
The Astros are too young to be well acquainted with failure, and their advancing to play a meaningful game in October against the Yankees is a testament to the ignorance of youth.

Houston Astros lose finale, still clinch first playoff berth in a decade | FOX Sports
The Houston Astros are going to the playoffs for the first time in a decade despite ending the regular season with a 5-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Wild-card Astros taking party to New York for clash with Yankees
The Astros will be the Cinderella story of the postseason, facing the longest odds, beginning with a winner-take-all game Tuesday night against the powerful New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Astros postseason merchandise will be hot commodity |
The Astros will hold a 24-hour clinching special tomorrow at the team store at Minute Maid Park.

Postseason Preview: Astros have arrived, how far can they go? | FOX Sports
Surprising Houston finally punches playoff ticket

Houston Astros won with pitching, defense, home runs - Stats & Info - ESPN
Houston will say hello to postseason, thanks to a strong one-two pitching punch and some big home-run hitting. We review the story of their 2015.

MLB playoffs 2015: Get to know the Houston Astros | Sporting News

Yankees to face Astros for AL wild-card at home in the Bronx |
The New York Yankees stumbled into home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game, falling to the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 Sunday after a loss by Houston made the outcome meaningless.

Around the Majors

MLB playoffs 2015: Wild Card Game pairings, locations finalized on season's final day -
The Houston Astros clinched an American League Wild Card berth on Sunday, and both Wild Card Games were finalized on the regular season's final day. The AL Wild Card game is Tuesday in New York, with the NL Wild Card game Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Ichiro finally got to pitch in an MLB game and he has a wicked slider -
Ichiro's dream of pitching in an MLB game has finally come true.

Update: Angels have hired Yankees' Billy Eppler as General Manager - Halos Heaven
The Angels have been searching under every and any MLB rock these past few weeks, all in search of their next general manager. As we all know, Jerry Dipoto resigned in July and Bill Stoneman was...

Red Sox players, fans salute Don Orsillo in his final game as team's broadcaster -
Red Sox nation joined together to honor Don Orsillo's final game as a broadcaster.