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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 19, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, May 19, 2016.

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Astros News

Get to know newest Astros Tony Kemp, Colin Moran - Houston Chronicle
The Astros injected some excitement into the struggling squad when they called up speedy utility man Tony Kemp and offensive-minded third baseman Colin Moran before this week's series against the White Sox.

Triple play about only thing that comes easily in White Sox loss to Astros - Chicago Tribune
White Sox fall 5-3 as Mat Latos has another poor outing and offense can't generate much in fourth straight setback, their sixth in last seven games.

Mat Latos, White Sox struggle again in loss to Astros | CSN Chicago
Mat Latos got hit hard again and the Astros sent the White Sox to their fourth consecutive loss as they dropped a 5-3 decision on Wednesday.

Tony Kemp enjoys productive first start in Astros' win over White Sox - Houston Chronicle
Tony Kemp actually made his major league debut Tuesday.

Astros' Ken Giles feeling more comfortable - Houston Chronicle
At least one thing is quite apparent - Ken Giles is feeling better on the mound.

MLB News

The NL East race is surprisingly crowded - SBNation.com
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the tight NL East standings, the lack of minority managers in MLB, and Yu Darvish's next rehab start.

Grading the suspensions of the Rougned Odor/Jose Bautista fight - SBNation.com
Who got off with a slap on the wrist? Who didn't deserve the punishment they got? All this, and much more.

Minor league pitcher makes stunning barehanded catch on comeback line drive - SBNation.com
The reactions were priceless.

The 500 HR club is becoming special again - SBNation.com
Miguel Cabrera will probably get there. Adrian Beltre has a shot it if plays for a few more years. But we might be done with 500 home run hitters for a while.

The Braves firing Fredi Gonzalez was a move that was overdue - Talking Chop
Fredi Gonzalez has been fired as Braves manager, but did they have too much patience with their now-former manager?