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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 6th, 2015

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AL wild card capsule: Astros vs. Yankees
A capsule look at Tuesday night’s American League wild-card game pitting the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees.

The curious case of Astros' Evan Gattis and all those triples
NEW YORK—So no one really knows why Evan Gattis, Astros slugger, is hitting all these triples. A first look at Gattis, let alone second or third one, wouldn't lead you to imagine a man circling second base and

LEADING OFF: Astros-Yanks ready to get wild; Cubs, Bucs wait
LEADING OFF: Astros-Yanks ready to get wild; Cubs, Bucs prep at PNC; thumbs up for Molina

More Astros playoff merchandise on the way
HOUSTON – Finally after a decade long drought, the Houston Astros are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

A step-by-step look at the Astros' rise from the ashes - ABC News
A step-by-step look at the Astros' rise from the ashes

Young Vs. Old: Upstart Astros Look To Knock Off Once-Mighty Yankees - Hartford Courant
In a one-game playoff, the surging Astros hope to show what they are made of vs. Yankees

Bright lights, big city await Houston Astros in AL wild-card game - SweetSpot - ESPN
Houston GM Jeff Luhnow says it's every kid's dream to play a postseason game at Yankee Stadium. The surprising Astros get their chance Tuesday night.

Beltran or Springer? Tanaka or Keuchel? How Yankees-Astros match up | New York Post
The Yankees caught a break Sunday when they clinched home-field advantage for Tuesday’s wild-card game despite closing the regular season with their sixth loss in seven games. Thanks to Houston’s...

Around the Majors

The MLB playoffs kick off with the Astros and Yankees in Baseball Thunderdome - SBNation.com
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the start of the MLB playoffs, CC Sabathia's decision to enter rehab, and the firing of Matt Williams.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 300 batters and should win the Cy Young - SBNation.com
It had been over a decade since the last 300-strikeout pitcher. Give Clayton Kershaw the Cy Young and back away.

Nationals fire Matt Williams after disastrous season - SBNation.com
The Nationals wasted no time in making a change in the dugout.

Matt Williams didn't leave the Washington Nationals much choice - Federal Baseball
All managers make mistakes, but Matt Williams' inability to adapt to those mistakes and his lack of awareness about what was going on in his own clubhouse were too much for Mike Rizzo and the Nats to overlook.

CC Sabathia checks into rehab, will miss Yankees postseason run - SBNation.com
Sabathia's decision comes right before the start of the postseason, but his personal life should come first.

Jake Arrieta taunts Pirates fans on Twitter - Bucs Dugout
Well, this is fun. Pirates fans are poking at Cubs Wild Card starter Jake Arrieta on Twitter, and Arrieta is poking back. Whatever helps keep your hope alive, just know, it doesn't matter. @Cubs...