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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 1, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, September 1, 2016. 

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Astros News

Friday start pushed back for Dallas Keuchel as he deals with fatigue

Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced a change to the rotation for the Rangers series, with Doug Fister moving to Friday to start on regular rest and pushing Dallas Keuchel back to either Saturday or Sunday as the lefthander deals with fatigue.

Astros stay hot with eighth-inning rally against Oakland

A two-out rally in the eighth inning made the difference in the Astros' 4-3 win against the Athletics on Wednesday, capping a three-game sweep and a 5-1 homestand ahead of the most important part of their season.

Astros' prospects Francis Martes, David Paulino to play in Arizona Fall League

The Astros will test two of their top minor league arms with stints in the prospect-laden Arizona Fall League.

Gonzalez exits with right hamstring discomfort

Astros infielder/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez is listed as day to day after leaving Wednesday's 4-3 win over the A's in the fifth with right hamstring discomfort.

However unlikely, Astros always 'find a way'

As far as rallies go, this was about as improbable as they get for Houston, though manager A.J. Hinch joked it happened just the way he drew it up.

Around the MLB

The 5 most surprising players in baseball

There are dozens of players having unexpectedly excellent seasons, but these five players in particular deserve a little more attention for the fine seasons they've put together.

The Mets got bad news and worse news

The Mets are fighting for a wild card spot, as they're nine games back of the Nationals in the NL East. Said fight just became that much more difficult, though.

LEGO made a life-sized version of Big Papi out of 34,510 blocks

LEGO Papi!

Red Sox calling up baseball's best prospect in Yoan Moncada: 4 things to know

As we turn the calendar to September, MLB teams can expand their rosters. We'll see some minor-league depth come up, we'll see players return from injury without necessarily having to displace a player on the rosters and -- the most exciting part -- we'll see some prospects. The top one is coming, too.