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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 5, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, September 5, 2016.

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Astros News

Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros series preview, pitching matchups |

The Astros, in the AL wild-card hunt, make their only visit to Progressive Field this year for a four-game series starting Monday night.

Astros-Rangers rivalry growing with each intense series - MLB

Wait, baseball -- not just football -- matters in Texas in September? It does, and Jean-Jacques Taylor examines the budding rivalry between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers.

Texas Rangers: Three takeaways from the Rangers' loss to Astros, including an early exit by Yu Darvish | SportsDay

Get news, scores and schedules on the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, and Texas College & High-School Football teams from the Dallas Morning News.

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Recap, Sept. 4, 2016 | The Star-Telegram

Astros peg Yu Darvish with loss but Rangers go 8-2 on homestand.

Bullpen comes through big-time as Astros edge Rangers - Houston Chronicle

At the end of his pregame media scrum Sunday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch joked when finishing a thought about his bullpen.

MLB News

Tough Red Sox, Giants losses keep division races tight -

Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes narrow defeats for both the Red Sox and the Giants, a scary injury for Matt Shoemaker, and a return date for Clayton Kershaw.

Ian Kinsler literally rubbed some dirt on his bloody finger - Bless You Boys

Most old-school baseball player possible?

The Yankees could potentially build another super bullpen this offseason - Pinstripe Alley

Trading Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller weakened the Yankees’ bullpen, but they have the ability to restock this offseason.

Braves interested in signing Tim Tebow after post-workout meeting - MLB Daily Dish

Atlanta is pretty serious about this.

Mets' Wilmer Flores loves 'Friends' so much, he made the theme song his walk-up music -

The show helped him learn English, too!