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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 3, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, October 3, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros' Yulieski Gurriel retains rookie status for 2017 ... barely - Houston Chronicle
Yulieski Gurriel was one of several regulars to sit the Astros' final game of the season Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Mike Trout hits milestones in Angels' 8-1 win over Astros
Mike Trout took slight comfort in reaching a couple statistical milestones on the final day of the Los Angeles Angels' worst season of the 21st century. Trout stole his 30th base and drove in his 100th run, and the Angels wrapped up just their third losing season in 13 years with an 8-1 victory

Jered Weaver says he wants to pitch next season before Angels fall to Astros - LA Times
Angels-Astros baseball gamer

Astros fete Jose Altuve for American League batting title - Houston Chronicle
Jose Altuve won't officially secure his second American League batting title in three years until the completion of Sunday afternoon's regular season finales across the majors.

Astros' Search For Carolina Home Progressing |
The Astros are targeting old minor league stadiums and college parks for their temporary high Class A home.

Astros' Carlos Correa calls his season 'an OK year' - Houston Chronicle
Carlos Correa's expectations for himself are even higher than everyone else's.

George Springer finishes Astros' season as literal every-day player - Houston Chronicle

Before this season, many conversations about George Springer ended with the caveat of "if he can stay on the field."

MLB News

The Giants narrowly avoided a historic collapse -
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball knows everyone who clinched (and those who did not).

The Giants are in the postseason, and that's all that matters - McCovey Chronicles
The Giants downed the Dodgers, 7-1. Matt Moore was great. The lineup was outstanding. The hits came at the right time. This looks like a ... good baseball team?

New York Mets to host San Francisco Giants in NL Wild Card game - Amazin' Avenue
It’s Thor vs. MadBum in what’s likely to be a nail-biting game.

Blue Jays win and will host Wild Card game Tuesday - Bluebird Banter
Blue Jays 2 Red Sox 1 I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m just a puddle of sweat right now. Before anything else, I think we should give Aaron Sanchez a standing ovation. What an amazing...The Tigers’ 2016 season was a wild ride marred by too many injuries - Bless You Boys

What could have been is no longer within grasp as the Tigers’ season comes to a quiet close.