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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 10, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

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Astros News

Jose Altuve returns to help Astros defeat Twins

A day after relinquishing his title as baseball's current Iron Man, Altuve reentered the Astros lineup and once again proved the engine that makes it go. He and the rest of the top four batters combined for nine hits of the team's 12 hits in its best offensive game in 16 days.

Correa's 4 RBIs, Altuve's 4 hits fuel Astros

One  of the most dynamic middle infield in baseball put on a show with the bats Tuesday night.

Minnesota Twins blast three homers but fall to Houston Astros in Hector Santiago's home debut

The Twins hit back-to-back homers off Fiers in the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. It was the 10th time this season Minnesota went back-to-back, the third-most in team history.

Astros' Luis Valbuena resumes baseball activities

Two weeks removed from staining his right hamstring while running out a groundball, Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena has resumed baseball activites.

Gregerson near return, ramps up throwing

Astros reliever Luke Gregerson, who's been on the disabled list since July 28 with an oblique strain, could return to action this weekend. The veteran is scheduled to throw what  manager A.J. Hinch called a "pretty aggressive" bullpen session at Target Field t o gauge his health.

Around the MLB

We're witnessing the end of an era

Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes a quartet of high profile players retiring, a David Ortiz bobblehead gone wrong, and a pair of Cy Young candidates in Chicago.

Prince Fielder's career is reportedly over

Another career might be over too soon due to injuries and sudden ineffectiveness.

The Pirates still haven't found their sense of urgency

We used t o celebrate when the Pirates had a chance to finish over .500. That's not enough anymore.