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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 15, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, September 15, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros sustain heavy casualties in snagging series finale from Rangers

The Astros won the game, beating the Rangers 8-4 Wednesday at Minute Maid Park for just their fourth victory in 19 tries this season over their instate rivals.

Astros' Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman exit series finale against Rangers

Second baseman Jose Altuve and third baseman Alex Bregman made early exits from Wednesday night's Astros series finale against the Rangers.

Adrian Beltre was not having ANY of the Houston Astros' mascot's pregame antics

Sitting ~4.0 games out of the final wild card position in the American League, desperate times call for desperate measures for the Houston Astros.

Houston Astros' 2017 schedule announced

The Houston Astros' 2017 schedule was released by Major League Baseball on Wednesday.

Beset by injuries, Astros hold off Rangers

This time the Astros were able to hold off the Rangers' late-inning charge and kept their postseason hopes alive with an 8-4 victory on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Marwin's versatility key to Astros' victory

It was a weird night for the Astros, who saw two of their best players -- Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman -- leave the game with injuries, but Houston was able to stem the tide in Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Rangers thanks in part to one of its most versatile players.

Around the League

Nobody wants to be the Twins' president of baseball operations

Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball recognizes the Twins have a job that no one wants, and the hypocrisy of Tony La Russa.

Making sense of the rumored Ryan Braun trade

The Dodgers want Ryan Braun for obvious reasons, bu why would the Brewers want Yasiel Puig?

Yankees sign Billy Butler

The ex-Athletic will join the Yankees for the remainder of the season.

Joey Votto has stopped striking out

Why? Because he can.