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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 5, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, May 5, 2016.

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Astros News

'All-around frustrating.' Twins dominated by Houston in season's worst loss -
Houston, which hit three home runs Wednesday, won back-to-back games for the first time this season while kicking the Twins out of town with a 2-12 road record.

Astros offense explodes in rout of Twins - Houston Chronicle
More times than not this season, the Astros have found themselves trailing after an inning or two and trying to fight back.

Astros to recall Jake Marisnick, option Michael Feliz to Fresno - Houston Chronicle
On the first day they can, the Astros will recall outfielder Jake Marisnick from Class AAA Fresno.

Astros report: Chris Devenski out to correct first-start struggles - Houston Chronicle
Chris Devenski might not have anything to prove to the Astros, as manager A.J. Hinch hasn't hesitated in bringing the rookie out of the bullpen and rewarding him with his first major league start.

Astros' Giles rediscovers his form | Sports - WPTZ Home
HOUSTON -- It took all of two clean appearances from Houston Astros reliever Ken Giles for manager A.J. Hinch to field questions about the right-hander's progress. Giles was the primary offseason acquisition for the Astros, a hard-throwing ...

MLB News

More PED suspensions are coming to MLB, and soon -
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball includes MYSTERY SUSPENSIONS, Yasiel Puig playing a prank on a mascot and the most likely candidate to be the Braves' next manager.

There's nothing the Yankees can do to shake up the offense - Pinstripe Alley
The Yankees can't make any moves this early in the season to shake up the offense

Bud Black seen as "heavy favorite" to be Atlanta Braves manager in 2017, per report - Talking Chop
Fredi Gonzalez is still the manager of the Braves, but could the organization already have a front-runner for the position next season?

When Fredi Gonzalez is fired, it won't just be for what happened this year - Talking Chop
It seems as if the end is very near for Fredi Gonzalez as manager of the Braves. When he does get fired, it'll be for what he's done in the past, and not just this season.

Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers pulled a classic prank on the Rays' mascot -
See you next fall, Raymond.