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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 30, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, September 30, 2016.

Astros News

Astros' Altuve seeks second AL batting title (Sep 30, 2016) | FOX Sports
ANAHEIM, Calif. --While the Los Angeles Angels have long since been eliminated from playoff contention, the Houston Astros visit Anaheim on Friday with the sting of elimination still fresh.

Slow Start & Flawed Season Doom Astros " CBS Houston
A slow start and a flawed season will keep the Astros from repeating a trip to the post-season barring a miracle.

On deck: Astros at Angels - Houston Chronicle

Astros honor retiring broadcaster Bill Brown in team meeting - Houston Chronicle
In his 30 years as the Astros television play-by-play broadcaster, Bill Brown had never been privy to a team meeting.

On TV/Radio: Humble Bill Brown signs off as Astros' TV voice - Houston Chronicle

So unassuming is Bill Brown that, given his druthers, viewers would have learned of his retirement from Astros television broadcasts only when his successor was announced late this year or early next.

Astros' Yulieski Gurriel adjusting to rigorous Major League schedule - Houston Chronicle

Yulieski Gurriel was back in the lineup, moving down to sixth in the order after 10 straight games hitting second in place of the injured Alex Bregman.

MLB News

Cardinals court controversy in contentious win over Cincinnati - SBNation.com
Friday’s Say Hey, baseball takes a look at how the Cardinals picked up a huge victory in controversial fashion. Meanwhile, there was a tie in baseball!

Missed call, 'ridiculous' replay rule aids Cardinals walk-off win - SBNation.com
The Cardinals got a walk-off win on Thursday, with the final hit helped out by a call that was missed by the umpires.

Justin Verlander should be a Cy Young frontrunner - SBNation.com
Should be! But he’s lagging in the court of popular opinion. Let’s investigate why that might be.

Here’s how crazy the Tigers’ schedule gets after Thursday’s rainout - Bless You Boys
Hint: it involves a lot of high-stress games.

The Fenway Park outfield is now home to a giant David Ortiz grass mural - SBNation.com
This is a masterpiece.