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Astros Crawfish Boil: Aug. 31, 2015

News and notes from Sunday.

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Astros News:

Astros' ninth-inning rally falls short against Twins - Houston Chronicle
MINNEAPOLIS - Astros reliever Chad Qualls has been around the major leagues long enough to know he cannot afford to dwell on disappointing outings.

Santana finds groove against Astros; Twins win series -
Ervin Santana was finally able to smile again on Sunday.

Mariners-Astros Preview | FOX Sports
The Houston Astros are entering their second-to-last homestand with the right man set to take the mound.

Filling in for Castro, Astros' Stassi wants to make most of promotion | FOX Sports
Max Stassi is eager to help out in Houston however he can now that he's been promoted.

Houston Astros: Carlos Correa injury quite worrisome
Carlos Correa has a tight hamstring and while the Houston Astros may not be panicking, they are breathing a bit uneasily.

Astros report: After HR, Carter says every little bit helps - Houston Chronicle
MINNEAPOLIS - Chris Carter drilled a three-run shot to the batter's eye in center field at Target Field off lefthander Ryan O'Rourke in the ninth inning Sunday for his first home run since July 28.

Throwback: Red Sox Trade Jeff Bagwell To Astros For Larry Andersen In 1990 | ThePostGame
August 31, 1990: Looking for a veteran reliever for the stretch run, the Red Sox acquire Larry Andersen from the Astros for prospect Jeff Bagwell.

Why the Houston Astros will not clinch the division early | isportsweb
There are 32 games left in the season for the Houston Astros, and they continue to lead the AL West with a four game lead over the Texas Rangers. However, the Rangers currently lead the Lone Star series 8-4 and there are seven games to go. The Astros will play four in Arlington in the middle of September and they will host the Rangers the last weekend of September. If the Astros lose the battle for the Silver Boot and lose both the remaining series, they could be playing in the wild card game.

Around The League:

Jack Zduriencik's tenure with Mariners a huge pile of failures -
Friday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Jack Zduriencik big pile of failure, Edwin Encarnacion's new bag of hats and another spectator's death at the ballpark.

Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter against Dodgers -
Jake Arrieta struck out 12 for the first Cubs no-hitter since Carlos Zambrano did it in 2008.

Edwin Encarnacion hits 3 home runs, rewarded with hats from Blue Jays fans -
Blue Jays fans showered Edwin Encarnacion with hats after his "hat trick" of three home runs on Saturday night against the Tigers.

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Turner Field -
A fan died after a fall from the upper deck at Turner Field in Atlanta on Saturday night during the game between the Braves and Yankees.

Little League World Series 2015 schedule for Sunday -
The 2015 Little League World Series concludes on Sunday afternoon, with Pennsylvania battling Japan for the championship in a battle of undefeated teams.

Wave of adorable dogs invades San Francisco Giants game -
AT&T Park is going to the dogs!