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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: July 26, 2015

Astros news and notes from the past week.

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Good morning boys and girls, and Happy Hall of Fame day.  Here is your Sunday reading material.

A.J. Hinch Jeff Banister reflect on incident |
HOUSTON -- A.J. Hinch and Jeff Banister reiterated their friendship and respect for one another Sunday, a day after the two had to be separated in a benches-clearing incident in the Rangers' 7-6 victory over the Astros.

Astros continue recent offensive surge |
HOUSTON -- When the Astros are clicking on offense like they were Sunday afternoon, they can certainly make scoring runs look easy. That wasn't the case, however, during their six-game losing streak they carried into the All-Star break in which they scored a total of seven runs, but they took out their offensive frustrations on the Rangers by bashing 13 hits in a 10-0 win at Minute Maid Park.

Revisiting Reactions to Sports Illustrated's "Astros 2017 World Series Champs" Cover from 2014
Revisiting Reactions to Sports Illustrated's "Astros 2017 World Series Champs" Cover from Last Year

Relive Craig Biggio’s career, through his baseball cards - Ultimate Astros
Astros legend Craig Biggio gets inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Astros rookie Carlos Correa continues recent hot streak - Ultimate Astros
No batter has been more productive for the Astros than Carlos Correa since the 20-year-old shortstop made his debut in the majors on June 8.

Astros' Tucker attributes power surge to new role in lineup | FOX Sports
Astros' Tucker attributes power surge to new role in lineup

A's-Astros trade fills needs on both sides |
The Scott Kazmir trade made perfect sense for both clubs. The contending Astros got a veteran starting pitcher, while the Athletics netted two prospects -- catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-hander Daniel Mengden -- for the future. Kazmir returns to his hometown to give Houston a serious rotation upgrade. Assuming the Astros hold on to their current playoff position, they could trot out All-Star Game starter Dallas Keuchel, Kazmir and rookie sensation Lance McCullers in their first three postseason games.

Craig Biggio is humbled, and ready to enter Hall of Fame | Newsday
Having visited a few times and having been around here a lot this week, Craig

Biggio set for Hall induction in baseball's scenic birthplace - Houston Chronicle
The procession of pickup trucks carries baseball's returning Hall of Famers and the new inductees, including Houston's Craig Biggio, one by one, before dropping them off at the foot of the entrance to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Biggio readies himself day before Hall of Fame induction | Sports - Home
July 25, 2015: Randy McIlvoy reports from Cooperstown.

SI Vault: Craig Biggio's path to Cooperstown began at second base - MLB -
Craig Biggio was already an All-Star as a catcher, but when he moved to second base in the early 1990s, it changed his career and helped put him on the path to the Hall of Fame.