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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 16, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, June 16, 2016.

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Astros News

Springer homer keys Astros' 4-1 win over Cardinals | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
Houston pulls away late in two-game sweep in teams' first meeting since 2013.

Astros thump Cardinals to sweep interleague series - Houston Chronicle
The Astros couldn't figure out Adam Wainwright, as the Cardinals ace threw seven shutout innings and was the recipient of three double plays.

Astros At Cardinals: a Recap for June 15th, 2016 - Viva El Birdos
Old rival Houston took both games and left the Cardinals stranded only a couple games ahead of the Pirates in 2nd place limbo with an offday tomorrow.

Astros, Cardinals keeping it civil during investigation (Jun 16, 2016) | FOX Sports
ST. LOUIS (AP) The Houston Astros happened to be in town when the St. Louis Cardinals paraded out one of their just-signed first-round draft picks to take some cuts in the batting cage and do interviews.

More trouble at home as bullpen throws away Cards' late lead | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
Streak the Redbirds had going comes to an end.

Former Acadian Little League all-star drafted by Houston Astros — Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
Chaz "Charlie" Pal, a former all-star in the Acadian Little League, has been selected in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Houston Astros. Pal, a 6-foot senior outfielder, was taken by the Astros after two standout seasons at South Carolina Aiken University, an NCAA Division [...] Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.

MLB News

The 2016 trade deadline is going to be murder on teams looking for starting pitchers - SBNation.com
Does your team need a starting pitcher? Well, about that ...

Ichiro passes Pete Rose's hit record with 2 hits in San Diego - SBNation.com
Marlins outfielder Ichiro singled and doubled on Wednesday, giving him 4,257 total hits between MLB and Japan, one more than Pete Rose’s all-time MLB hits record.

College World Series 2016: Ranking the Omaha teams by their chances to win the title - SBNation.com
Let's run through the championship prospects of each of the remaining eight teams, beginning with Florida and its dominant pitching staff.