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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 20, 2015

Astros win in extra's (yes, again), and other news from clubhouses' around the league on a calm wednesday.

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Astros News:

Astros notch back-to-back walk-off wins

Carlos Correa's late game antics lead Astros to 2nd walk-off win in a row, help maintain 2.5 game lead over Angels.

Astros tab rookie McCullers to start Sunday

After being demoted, nearly 3 weeks ago, Lance McCullers Jr. will be recalled and start Sunday vs the Los Angeles Dodgers. The reported pitching matchup is McCullers vs Kershaw.

Astros catcher Hank Conger hoping extra work results in catching more potential base stealers

Conger, who entering wednesday had thrown out one of twenty eight potential base stealers, hopes the extra work he's putting in will show on the field.

Around The League:

Phillies trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

Longtime Philly Chase Utley leaves the Phillies, via trade, to the Dodgers for prospects. Utley, 36, will join longtime double play partner Jimmy Rollins in Los Angeles.

Daniel Norris continues to rep for those who live in vans down by the river, homers in first at-bat

Norris,  who was dealt to Detroit in the David Price deal, trying to prove he's not a one trick pony.

Rusney Castillo forgets how many outs there are, definitely needs that ball back

There are always a couple of these a year and they're pretty funny if your team prevails - luckily for Castillo the Red Sox did, winning 6-4.


In a pretty calm day around the league there weren't many headlines. Utley deal was the top headline, followed by Correa's walk-off. Enjoy the great day of baseball today. Go Astros.