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Astros Crawfish Boil: 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 |
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 -
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 -
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 -
Rob Manfred wants baseball to be more accessible, but MLB has been ignoring the easiest solution for years.