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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 24, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

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Astros News

Pirates take advantage of Joe Musgrove's off night to take down Astros

Before Joe Musgrove recorded an out Tuesday night, his fourth major league start had unraveled. Each of the six batters he faced managed hits. Four came around to score.

Pittsburg trip allows Astros' Michael Feliz to visit cousin with Pirates

During the Astros' three-game series at PNC Park this week, reliever Michael Feliz need only look behind him to the Pirates' bullpen to see a face he's known much of life.

Valbuena to have season-ending  hamstring surgery

The Astros will be without veteran infielder Luis Valbuena for the remainder of the season, manager A.J. said Tuesday. Valbuena is scheduled to undergo surgery in the next couple of days to repair a tendon in his right hamstring, an injury that kept him out since July 26.

Musgrove stunned to Bucs' barrage in 1st inning

Before right- hander Joe Musgrove could catch his breath Tuesdsay night, the Pirates were well on their way to dealing the Astros a 7-1 defeat at  PNC Park.

Around the MLB

Every rebuilding team in the National League is doing something right

Remember when the Phillies and Braves were laughingstocks? Well, well, well, look who's been hitting the gym.

2016 MLB playoff schedule released

Know when to make plans and when you're staying in to watch the 2016 MLB postseason.

Just how real are the Royals chances of making the playoffs?

As if some baseball deity corrected some path and exerted some comical predestined fortune for the Royals this year, the team has, of course, won 15 of their last 20 games.

The Billy Butler and Danny Valencia fight got even weirder

Yesterday's Say Hey, Baseball tried to sort out a strange A's fight, the D-Backs' management situation, and key pitchers hitting the DL.