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

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Astros News

Simone Biles throws out an acrobatic first pitch at Astros Game | NBC Olympics
Three-time world champion gymnast Simone Biles threw out the first pitch at the Astros’ Fourth of July game against the Mariners.

Lance McCullers dominates as Astros edge Mariners - Houston Chronicle
Lance McCullers likely didn’t need 11 days between starts, missing a turn after developing a blister on his right index finger.

Astros perplexed by struggles against lefties - Houston Chronicle
With Jose Altuve holding the top batting average in the big leagues entering Monday and the likes of George Springer and Carlos Correa coming on strong as the Astros have picked up their wins, Astros manager A.J. Hinch couldn’t pinpoint an exact reason to why the right-handed heavy lineup has struggled against left-handed pitching.

MLB News

Toronto IF makes pitching debut in tie game and somehow throws a scoreless inning - SBNation.com
It wasn't pretty, but it got the job done!

MLB's Fort Bragg game showed the sports world how military tributes should be done - SBNation.com
Appreciation of the military is often perfunctory in sports, but MLB managed to give a baseball game and normalcy to baseball fans.