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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 2, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, September 2, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros-Rangers preview (Sep 1, 2016) | FOX Sports
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros open up the final month of the season faithful to the company line -- "one game, one series at a time" -- but with plenty of ambition.

Texas Rangers: Is Rangers OF Carlos Gomez approaching Astros series as chance to make former employer look bad? | SportsDay
ARLINGTON -- For a week, Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez blocked out any thoughts that he would soon face the club that released him in August.That...

Beloved Astros fan dies of terminal cancer | abc13.com
A young boy with terminal cancer who captured Houston's heart after meeting Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has died, Eyewitness News has learned.

Dallas Keuchel of Houston Astros has start pushed back due to fatigue
Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel had a rebound month in August, going 3-1 with a 3.10 ERA, but he cited lingering soreness as a reason for pushing back his next start.

WATCH: Miss Texas' ceremonial first pitch at the Astros' game was less than ideal - CBSSports.com
Daniella Rodriguez seemed to take in stride at the Astros game

MLB News

This weekend, MLB’s playoff races begin for real - SBNation.com

Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball sees a busy, playoff-oriented schedule for the weekend.
Sorry, other teams. Try harder next time.

Cole Hamels was the answer to the quiz, and the Rangers were the only team to get an A - SBNation.com
Sorry, other teams. Try harder next time.

The Yankees' remaining schedule might doom their playoff chances - Pinstripe Alley
Let's take a closer look at the Yankees' rest of season slate, and see how tough it is relative to their fellow Wild Card contenders.

What Xander Bogaerts’ 2013 can tell us about Yoan Moncada - Over the Monster
Yoan Moncada’s role this season has yet to be determined, but a similar situation three years ago can help prognosticate.

Dodgers will reportedly recall Yasiel Puig from Triple-A - True Blue LA
After a month of banishment in the minors, Yasiel Puig it appears will be back with the Dodgers, per a report from the LA Times.