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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 22, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, August 22, 2016.

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Astros News

Orioles bracing for long day as weather delays series finale against Astros - Baltimore Sun
The Orioles are bracing for a long day at the ballpark in order to play Sunday's series finale against the Houston Astros.

Keuchel solid, Gurriel debuts and Astros beat Orioles 5-3
Dallas Keuchel was solid through eight innings, Yulieski Gurriel got a hit in his major league debut and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 in a rain-delayed victory

Astros' Yulieski Gurriel excited for his debut - Houston Chronicle
Yulieski Gurriel couldn't decide, looking at both Astros hats in his locker at one corner of the Camden Yards visiting clubhouse.

Astros report: Orioles manager makes Cy Young case for closer - Houston Chronicle
Buck Showalter admitted to being a little biased, but the Orioles manager made his case that Baltimore closer Zach Britton should be considered a serious candidate to win the American League Cy Young Award.

Astros-Pirates preview (Aug 21, 2016) | FOX Sports
PITTSBURGH -- After losing their past three games, the Pittsburgh Pirates will try to turn things around when they open a three-game series against the Houston Astros at PNC Park on Monday.

Yulieski Gurriel: Cuban 3B to make Astros debut Sunday | SI.com
Recently signed Cuban defector Yulieski Gurriel will make his debut with the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Texas Rangers: Rangers' agreement with outfielder Carlos Gomez heats up in-state rivalry with Astros | SportsDay

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MLB News

Billy Butler injured by Danny Valencia in altercation, reports SF Chronicle - Athletics Nation
The Oakland Athletics clubhouse resembles more soap opera than sports team these days.

Yuliesky Gurriel to make his debut Sunday - SBNation.com
Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the next top Cuban player to debut, the Rangers adding their rival’s former outfielder, and Rob Manfred ignoring the obvious

The Indians hit their first walk-off inside-the-park home run in 100 years - SBNation.com
Saturday's Say Hey includes a historic finish to the Indians-Blue Jays game, Xander Bogaerts' second-half slump, and the triumphant return of Tom Wilhelmsen.

Baseball wants to have more offense and shorter games, which is impossible - SBNation.com
Rob Manfred wants baseball to be more accessible, but MLB has been ignoring the easiest solution for years.