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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 19, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, September 19 2016.

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Astros News

Mariners beat Astros, setting up huge series with Blue Jays | The Seattle Times
The M’s get their bats working in time to salvage a game against the Astros, setting up a series that will go a long way toward deciding their playoff future.

Seth Smith's Two HR, 4 RBI Help Seattle Beat Astros 7-3 - The New York Times
Seth Smith powered Seattle past Houston and put the Mariners closer in the wild card chase.

Mariners light up Doug Fister, Astros - Houston Chronicle
For much of the year, Doug Fister was the Astros' most dependable starter.

A's bats sizzle ahead of Astros series (Sep 19, 2016) | FOX Sports
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The hot-hitting Oakland Athletics will attempt to continue their torrid pace in front of the home fans when they open a three-game series against the Houston Astros on Monday.

Chris Devenski has become high-leverage option for Astros - Houston Chronicle
In the span of a season, Chris Devenski has gone from non-roster invitee to Astros' big league camp to high-leverage reliever in a wild card race.

Astros to ask MLB to review error calls that may have cost Jose Altuve hits - Houston Chronicle
The Astros will ask Major League Baseball to review at least one of the two plays on which Jose Altuve reached on Mariners fielding errors in Friday night's 6-0 win at Safeco Field.

MLB News

Giants shut out again, nightmare 2nd half continues -
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball recognizes that the Giants are in trouble, the Nationals got a starter back, and it’s time to talk tiebreaker scenarios.

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer labels beat writer Paul Hoynes a "coward" - Let's Go Tribe
Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Indians beat writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer declared the Tribe's season over on Saturday, following an injury to Carlos Carrasco. Indians players didn't take kindly to it, and Hoynes' absence on Sunday made waves.

Tigers should remove Victor Martinez from the cleanup spot before it’s too late - Bless You Boys
With V-Mart hitting below .200 for the past three weeks and battling knee pain, Brad Ausmus has to act now

Joe Ross returns to the Nationals’ rotation: "He looked very good. He looked sharp." - Federal Baseball
Dusty Baker liked what he saw from Joe Ross in the 23-year-old right-hander’s return to the Nationals’ rotation.

Carlos Carrasco out for remainder of season with fractured right hand - Let's Go Tribe
Devastating news for the Indians' World Series aspirations.