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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 7, 2016 -- MLB Opening Day 2016

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Astros news and notes from New York.

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Astros News

Starlin Castro sets record as New York Yankees pound Houston Astros - Yankees Blog- ESPN
Starlin Castro's seven RBIs in the first two games of his New York Yankees career are the most by any player in franchise history.

A Great Game for Yankees Fans, and Statisticians - The New York Times
The Yankees ripped three homers, all after scoring six runs off Collin McHugh in the first. Houston had weird statistical nuggets, too, including 107 pitches by a reliever.

Astros rookie Tyler White gets first big-league start - Houston Chronicle
NEW YORK --- A spring of firsts for Tyler White continued Wednesday night with the new Astros first baseman making his first major-league start.

Strike Zone podcast: Astros' Carlos Correa on slide rule, season | SI.com
On this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa calls in to talk about the new season, MLB's new slide rule and more.

Astros' Evan Gattis to DH in Class AA rehab Thursday - Houston Chronicle
NEW YORK - Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is expected to get three or four at-bats as the DH for Class AA Corpus Christi on Thursday night, the first game of his official rehab assignment as he works his way back from offseason hernia surgery.

MLB News

Kenta Maeda drove in more runs than the Padres in his debut - SBNation.com
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Kenta Maeda's first start and homer, Jose Bautista's slide, and new White Sox hats designed by Chance the Rapper.

Letting Jose Bautista swat at fielders' legs won't make baseball fun again - SBNation.com
The interference that ended Tuesday's Rays/Blue Jays game didn't have anything to do with the new rules on breaking up double plays. It had to do with the basic rules of baseball.

I read Tony Massarotti on the 'wussification' of baseball and America so you don't have to - Over the Monster
He is the dirt worst.

Chance the Rapper designed a trio of really awesome White Sox hats - SBNation.com
"I want every player in the new approved Sox caps!"

Two Rangers fans named their kids Pudge and Odor after their favorite players - SBNation.com
They're Odor-able!