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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 9, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, June 9, 2016.

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Astros News

The Walk Off: Astros snap long losing streak against the Rangers | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The Stew's daily recap looks at the Astros snapping their eight-game losing streak to the Rangers.

Rangers lose to Astros as Darvish, Beltre exit early | The Star-Telegram
The health of Yu Darvish and Adrian Beltre were the Rangers’ primary concern after a 3-1 loss to the Astros, Houston’s first win in the series this season.

Astros finally beat the Rangers 3-1, Darvish early exit (Jun 08, 2016) | FOX Sports
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jose Altuve called his tiebreaking two-run double lucky and Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch used the term crazy when describing all the games against their instate AL West rival.

Astros report: A.J. Reed starting to make case for promotion - Houston Chronicle
Tyler White's batting average has dipped to .219. His playing time has waned. Between him and super-utility man Marwin Gonzalez, the Astros' first-base production ranks in the bottom third of the majors.

Astros' first-round draft history has tremendous highs, lows - Houston Chronicle
The Astros are back at the draft table Thursday, but the spotlight isn't necessarily as bright as it has been in recent years.

After Ken Giles talks trash, Astros fall again to Rangers | CSN Philly
Fomer Phillies closer Ken Giles had some interesting comments after the Astros' 6-5 loss to the Rangers on Monday.

MLB: Astros finally beat the Rangers 3-1, Darvish early exit | The Salt Lake Tribune
Arlington, Texas • Jose Altuve hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros finally beat the Rangers, 3-1 on Wednesday night in a game Texas starter Yu Darvish exited earlier ...

MLB News

It's MLB draft day! - SBNation.com
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball includes day one of the MLB draft, Yordano Ventura's team of super villains, and Splash hit number 69.

MLB Draft order 2016: Complete selection order for Rounds 1-2 - SBNation.com
Here is the selection order for the first two rounds of the 2016 MLB Draft, with the San Diego Padres holding five of the first 77 picks.

MLB Draft 2016: Consensus rankings from the experts - MLB Daily Dish
Three expert mock drafts become one.

MLB Draft 2016: Time, TV schedule and format - SBNation.com
The 2016 MLB Draft will be held for three days beginning Thursday night. Here is the schedule for the three days, including how to follow on MLB Network, MLB.com or via Twitter.