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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 29th, 2015

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George Springer homered in Houston's 3-2 win over Seattle
George Springer homered in Houston's 3-2 win over Seattle
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Astros top Mariners; close in on AL West lead | MLB.com
SEATTLE -- Red-hot slugger Chris Carter homered in his third consecutive game, breaking a tie with a solo shot in the seventh inning Monday night at Safeco Field to send the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Mariners and to within 1 1/2 games of the American League West lead. Carter broke a 2-2 tie by launching his 23rd homer of the season with two outs in the seventh inning off Danny Farquhar. George Springer and Evan Gattis homered in the first inning off Mariners starter Roenis Elias.

Chris Carter carrying Astros' offense | MLB.com
SEATTLE -- Red-hot slugger Chris Carter homered in his third consecutive game, breaking a tie with a solo shot in the seventh inning Monday night at Safeco Field to send the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Mariners and to within 1 1/2 games of the American League West lead. Carter broke a 2-2 tie by launching his 23rd homer of the season with two outs in the seventh inning off Danny Farquhar. George Springer and Evan Gattis homered in the first inning off Mariners starter Roenis Elias.

Astros OF George Springer answers power questions with opposite-field blast in first inning vs. M’s - Ultimate Astros
George Springer’s career-high 25-game on-base streak ended Sunday at Minute Maid Park, spanning his 21 games since he returned from the disabled list. He’s made an impact right away, but the one thing that was noticeably missing was his power.

Astros priority is making playoffs, not lining up pitchers for playoffs - Ultimate Astros
Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh are set to pitch Friday and Saturday in Phoenix to open the Astros' final three-game series of the regular season with the Diamondbacks.

Astros not stressed by tight pennant race | MLB.com
HOUSTON -- Stress? What stress? This isn't stress. This is the good stuff. The Houston Astros -- and the Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels -- might remember this as the most fun they ever had in baseball.

News From Around The MLB

AL West Turning into Wild Wild West Down the Stretch | Bleacher Report
The American League West is completely invested in and totally behind the implementation of the second wild card. It has to be...

Stephen Piscotty Leaves Game After Collision - MLB Trade Rumors
Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty has left this evening’s game against the Pirates after appearing to get hit in the head in a nasty collision.

Angels Sign Mat Latos - MLB Trade Rumors
The Angels have signed veteran starter Mat Latos, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets.

Mariners "Expected To Offer" GM Position To Jerry Dipoto - MLB Trade Rumors
Jerry Dipoto will reportedly be offered the position of GM by the Mariners. Read more about the likely hiring at MLB Trade Rumors.

Nationals Suspend Jonathan Papelbon For Remainder Of Season - MLB Trade Rumors
Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended by the Nationals for his actions against Bryce Harper and won't pitch again this year. Read more at MLBTR.