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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 29, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, August 29, 2016.

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Astros lose ground with 10-4 loss to Rays - Houston Chronicle
The slider left Tony Sipp's hand and broke over the middle of home plate. Corey Dickerson unloaded and, quickly, the ball was gone.

Astros hitters held down by Archer in 10-4 loss to Rays | |
HOUSTON (AP) — Outside of one rally, the Houston Astros never had an answer for Chris Archer.

Rays 10, Astros 4: Duff Man’s First Dinger - DRaysBay
Offense scores early, unloads late; Chris Archer weathers rocky fourth

Athletics-Astros preview (Aug 28, 2016) | FOX Sports
HOUSTON -- After six games serving as the designated hitter or as a pinch hitter off the bench, Yuli Gurriel is poised to make his debut defensively for the Astros this week against the Athletics, perhaps as early as Monday night in the series opener.

All-Time Astros Pitching Staff | Houston Press
This is one man's attempt at establishing the All-Time Houston Astros pitching staff.

Houston Astros Bark at the Park | Slideshow Photos | Houston Press
All the pooches dressed up in their best Astro attire attend the  game and Bark in the Park.  Along with plenty of Surfing before the game...

Astros' Will Harris helping Louisiana flood victims - Houston Chronicle
Will Harris, like many former LSU baseball players in the Major Leagues, haven't been able to physically get back to Baton Rouge and help the thousands affected by flooding that left 13 dead and resulted in more than 100,000 people requesting federal aid.

Astros in holding pattern with reliever Luke Gregerson - Houston Chronicle
It's still wait and see for the Astros with reliever Luke Gregerson, who injured his left ankle last week in Baltimore and hasn't pitched since.Astros' Luis Valbuena starts road to recovery - Houston Chronicle

Luis Valbuena was with the Astros on Friday for the first time since going home on the last road trip due to a setback that eventually saw the infielder have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his right hamstring.

MLB News

Yasiel Puig is on trade waivers, but what does that mean? -
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes Yasiel Puig trade rumors, the Little League World Series champs, and a battle for the AL East.

Little League World Series 2016: New York wins first championship since 1964 -
Endwell, NY earned a 2-1 win over international champ South Korea on Sunday

The Orioles are trying to get the 2014 band back together - Camden Chat
The signing of Tommy Hunter is another move to bring back one of "our guys." But is it a good thing to get the band back together?

Why are Yankees fans so obsessed with Kevin Maas? - Pinstripe Alley
In a universe where the Yankees brand emphasizes proven talent, Maas is a convenient, but incorrect, cautionary tale.

This young fan got emotional after Mike Trout signed his baseball -