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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 2, 2016

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Astros News

George Springer's walk-off homer lifts Astros past Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
May didn’t erase the woeful start the Astros put together in April.

Diamondbacks rally in 9th but fall in extra innings to Astros
HOUSTON - As George Springer danced with his teammates at home plate, water coolers emptying all around him, you could almost squint and see the Diamondbacks’ season slipping away from them.

WATCH: Springer continues dominance as Astros' leadoff hitter with walk-off homer -
Springer is now hitting .450 with four doubles and four home runs in nine games since being moved to the leadoff spot

Astros report: Bullpen gets break after busy stretch - Houston Chronicle
Jokingly, manager A.J. Hinch said the Astros win with Evan Gattis catching, having done so three of the first four times he was behind the plate. But Gattis' bat and Wednesday's pitching matchup were the reasons Gattis started for the second straight day at catcher.

Springer's Homer in 11th Gives Astros 5-4 Win Over D-Backs - The New York Times
George Springer has been on quite a roll since moving into the leadoff spot.

Diamondbacks-Astros Preview (Jun 2, 2016) | FOX Sports
Last year's AL Cy Young winner and a pitcher many felt should have won the NL's award don't have the numbers to warrant any legitimate thoughts that they'll be up for the honor again this season.

MLB News

The Royals are hurting, but also back in first -
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball finds the Royals streaking and in first place, Ken Griffey Jr. detailing the robbing of a homer, and a Padres' executive losing it on the radio.

If April didn't exist, here's what the baseball world would be talking about -
Bryce Harper is in trouble! The Cubs are merely fantastic! Look out for the Brewers! All this, and more, if you just pretend that May was the first month of the season.

Padres Chairman Ron Fowler is embarrassed and frustrated - Gaslamp Ball
"We've been miserable failures so far"

Introducing MLB's newest division - Red Reporter
This should be a tight race all the way to October.

Mariners place Felix Hernandez on the disabled list with a strained calf - Lookout Landing
The saddest part is it may not really hurt the team all that much.