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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 25, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, August 25, 2016.

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Astros News

Former Astros outfield prospect L.J. Hoes garners win in AAA game

Outfielder L.J. Hoes, who played in 109 games with the Astros from 2013 to 2015, earned a win on the mound for the Orioles' Class AAA Norfolk Tides on Wednesday.

Astros nip Pirates to close out 5-2 road trip

The Astros hit the road last week mired in a four-game losing streak that a day later reached five. They will return home Friday night on the heels of a successful trip that keeps them on the fringe of a crowded American League wild card race.

Correa's dazzling diving  grab helps seal win

Perhaps the biggest sigh of relief for Astros pitcher Ken Giles wasn't that the laser hit back up the middle by Matt Joyce in the ninth inning Wednesday didn't take his head off. It was that shortstop Carlos Correa was in the right spot.

Gattis hits 20th HR, keeps raking at catcher

When Astros catcher Evan Gattis crushed a Gerrit Cole pitch and sent it sailing over the wall in center in the second inning of Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Pirates, he quietly reached 20 home runs for the fourth consecutive season.

Gattis, Correa Lead McHugh, Astros Over Pirates

A solid road trip kept the Houston Astros on the right path toward a playoff spot.

Around the MLB

Here are the teams that should be interested in Yasiel Puig

The Dodgers are reportedly having a tough time giving Yaisel Puig away, which seems hard to believe. Here are five teams that make sense.

Olympic hero Katie Ledecky threw a ceremonial first pitch while reigning MVP Bryce Harper held all her medals

Fresh off obliterating the field at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Katie Ledecky was in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to throw out the first pitch prior to the Nationals game. Of course she brought her medals with her.

Dodgers lose Brett Anderson, Scott Kazmir; tie record with 27 on DL

This news comes a day late to the crawfish boil, but with the addition of Kazmir to the DL the Dodgers tied a major league record for players placed on the DL during a season. Needless to say the Dodgers are ready for rosters to expand, as they try to hold off the San Francisco Giants for the NL West crown.