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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 3, 2016

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Astros News

One unconventional move sparked the Astros' surge, but there's still work to do -
George Springer might not have been the logical choice to lead off for the Astros, but man, has it ever worked

Zack Greinke sharp in Diamondbacks win over Astros
Zack Greinke struck out 11 over seven innings while allowing four hits to lead the Diamondbacks to a 3-0 win over the Astros on Thursday.

Has the pressure ever been greater for the Astros' Dallas Keuchel?
The Astros are on a five-game win streak, and the pressure is on for Dallas Keuchel. Can he continue the push? Take a look into one of baseball's most confounding clubhouses.

Astros' win streak ends at five - Houston Chronicle
On a Thursday afternoon, those who made it to Minute Maid Park were treated to a pitchers' duel that looked like it came out of 2015.

Astros flash leather, arms in outfield |
HOUSTON — It represented a snapshot of the exceptionality of the Astros’ outfield defense, yet the series of plays made by Carlos Gomez, Jake Marisnick and George Springer Wednesday night weren’t aberrant.

Athletics-Astros Preview (Jun 2, 2016) | FOX Sports
Although one team had its momentum slowed in its latest game, the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros have found some traction lately in their attempted turnarounds.

Astros report: With Jason Castro ill, Evan Gattis puts in overtime behind plate - Houston Chronicle
Astros manager A.J. Hinch hinted at it following Wednesday's win, and it came to fruition when Thursday rolled around.

MLB News

You'll never stop the Marlon Byrds of the world from taking PEDs -
If Marlon Byrd was facing a lifetime ban, he still would have used performance-enhancing drugs. That's why you'll never stop them.

MLB Draft 2016: A.J. Puk, Kyle Funkhouser and other prospects to watch during the NCAA Baseball Tournament -
College baseball's version of March Madness begins on Friday, giving you one last chance to watch that stud prospect your team has its eyes on.

The Mavericks want Rougned Odor to be their new security guard -
He'd probably be good at it!