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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

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Astros News

Alex Bregman and the Astros end Indians' win streak

A day after snapping a seven-game winning streak of the American League-leading Rangers, the Astros put an end to a six-game streak of the AL's second-best team.

Astros' Dallas Keuchel shut down from throwing

Already facing an uphill battle in the American League wild card race, the Astros' odds at making a second consecutive postseason took a huge hit Monday.

Astros call up Max Stassi, Kevin Chapman

The Astros on Monday recalled catcher Max Stassi and lefthanded reliever Kevin Chapman from Class AAA Fresno.

Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel to undergo tests on sore shoulder

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel will undergo tests on his sore shoulder and miss at least his next two starts, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said Monday.

Bregman hits 2-run homer, leads Astros past Indians 6-2

Monday night's 6-2 victory over Cleveland kept the Astros two games out of the second wild-card spot in the AL. It was a game in which the Indians used eight pitchers.

Bregman: From slow start to fast and furious

Astros' Hinch takes just the right tack with prized rookie at outset of career.

Correa makes 2 head-turning plays vs. Tribe

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa can certainly turn heads with his defense as much as he does with his bat.


Around the Leauge

The Giants are completely incapable of coming back in the ninth inning

This might be the first Giants team in San Fransico history to go through an entire season without a single ninth-inning comeback. It's impressive, really.

Clayton Kershaw to start Friday

The Dodgers will get their ace back in time for the postseason push as Clayton Kershaw is set to join the rotation this Friday against the Marlins. Kershaw has been sidelined since June 26 with a herniated disk in his lower back.

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander hit milestones vs. White Sox

Miguel Cabrera hits homer No. 300 (and 301) as a Tiger, while Justin Verlander gets 200th strikeout of season.

Wild Card races heating up on MLB.TV

Today's results could shake up standings in both leagues

Shoemaker recovering after surgery on head

Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker underwent surgery to halt the bleeding on his brain Sunday night after he was hit on the right side of his head by a line drive during a game against the Mariners in Seattle.