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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 16, 2015

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Astros news:

Have Rangers Gained Upper Hand over Astros in Battle for AL West? | Bleacher Report
"Though the Rangers have won more games than the Astros since Aug. 1, there's not much else that says they've been the better team. Houston's hitters have been about as productive as Texas' hitters, while its pitchers have actually been better."

Carlos Gomez returns to team but out at least through Thursday - Ultimate Astros
Carlos Gomez returned to the Astros on Tuesday as planned but it’s unclear when he’ll be available to play after he strained his left intercostal muscle.

Astros’ Class AAA team falls behind 1-0 in PCL championship series - Ultimate Astros
The Pacific Coast League championship series is a matchup of the Astros and Rangers’ Triple-A franchises, and so far, things aren’t going the Astros’ way there either.

Keuchel’s Korner temporarily moving to Arlington for a day - Ultimate Astros
The Astros are trying to bring Keuchel's Korner on the road Wednesday, to the Rangers' Globe Life Park in the middle of the pennant race.

Astros owner Jim Crane catches Elvis Andrus' foul ball, delivers to fan |
Houston owner Jim Crane saw an Elvis Andrus foul ball headed his way during Tuesday's Astros-Rangers game, he didn't miss his chance

Around The Major Leagues

Path to Postseason: Pirates face tough road |
A pair of division matchups highlighted Tuesday's lineup of games as the opportunities for teams to make a push for a postseason spot are winding down. Here's a look at some of the developments from Tuesday's games that impacted the playoff picture:

Baseball Prospectus | Painting the Black: Tankonia
Are the Braves trying to lose? - Keywords: tanking