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Houston Astros News: October 29, 2017

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Sunday, October 29, 2017.

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Astros and Dodgers believe the World Series ball is different
Players and coaches on the Astros and Dodgers think the ball is different during the World Series.

World Series 2017: Odds and Prop Bets Info for Dodgers vs. Astros Game 5 | Bleacher Report
The Los Angeles Dodgers were not about to go quietly in Game 4 of the World Series , and they have a chance to regain an edge in the Fall Classic Sunday as they send their ace to the mound in Game 5...

Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros say World Series baseball slicker than regular season
World Series baseballs are slicker than the ones used during the regular season, members of the Dodgers and Astros told Sports Illustrated on Saturday night.

Astros playing for more than a title in hurricane-ravaged Houston - LA Times
A little more than a week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August, the Houston Astros returned to Minute Maid Park, taking the field with “Houston Strong” patches sewn on the left breast of their uniforms and with thousands of people who had been displaced in the stands.

Ken Giles looks less and less a part of Astros' World Series puzzle - SweetSpot- ESPN
The closer's nightmare postseason continued on the biggest stage as the Dodgers did what no team could this October: beat the Astros in Houston.

Houston Astros superfan Nguyen Le's long journey to baseball fandom
Almost 30 years ago, Nguyen Le fled Vietnam at 8 years old. He landed in Houston and, in the years since, he gained a love for baseball -- and the Astros gained perhaps their biggest fan in the city.

Astros can't win World Series without bullpen | MLB.com
HOUSTON -- He had made the pitch he wanted. That's the thing that bothered Astros reliever Joe Musgrove after he'd had some time to think it through. “Right where I wanted it -- fastball up in the zone,“ Musgrove said. “He just beat me to it.“

Yuli Gurriel, Astros struggle offensively in Game 4 loss of World Series
The hours before the Houston Astros took the field for Game 4 of the World Series were far from typical.

George Springer dazzling as Astros' latest East Coast import - SweetSpot- ESPN
The center fielder's breakout renews the legacy left by all-time greats Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio for Northeastern transplants thriving in Houston.

Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros reflect on what a World Series would mean to Puerto Rico
With at least one Puerto Rican representative on each team in this year's World Series, the devastated island is guaranteed a ring. Marly Rivera spoke with six players about what winning would mean to their home.

Dodgers beat Astros 6-2 in Game 4 to even World Series - LA Times
Dodgers score five runs in the top of the ninth, Cody Bellinger breaks out of his slump and Joc Pederson hits a three-run homer to give L.A. an important win. Game 5 is Sunday in Houston at 5:20 p.m. PT. Clayton Kershaw vs. Dallas Keuchel.

Dodgers, Astros set for Game 5 of World Series | MLB.com
HOUSTON -- When the 6-2 win in Game 4 of the World Series was over Saturday night, the Dodgers shook hands. And then the guy with the beard, flowing hair and the blue hoodie jogged away from the crowd of teammates and had a moment alone on the mound. Clayton Kershaw stood there in his pre-pitch stance and peered at the plate and then at the basepaths before retreating with his team back to the winning clubhouse. • World Series Gm 5: Tonight, 8 p.m. ET on FOX


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2017 World Series: Dodgers beat Astros to add another twist. - SBNation.com
In Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball, we take a look at how the World Series has taken yet another turn. Plus, Yuli Gurriel gets suspended but only for next season.

Highlights from the Dodgers’ World Series Game 4 win over the Astros - SBNation.com
The Dodgers tied up the World Series 2-2, and we’re guaranteed a return to Los Angeles.

Yuli Gurriel’s delayed suspension makes sense for Major League Baseball, even if it’s disappointing - SBNation.com
The appeals process was going to keep Gurriel from missing any World Series games, so Rob Manfred had to go against the established precedent.

World Series Game 4: Dodgers patience with Pederson and Bellinger works - SBNation.com
I hear that’s a virtue.

Dodgers win over Astros in World Series Game 4, explained in 9 stats - SBNation.com
Cody Bellinger is back. The Astros’ streak is halted. The 2017 World Series is tied.

World Series Game 4: Cody Bellinger was redeemed, and Ken Giles sank deeper into the quicksand - SBNation.com
The Dodgers tied the 2017 World Series at 2-2, and they got help from one of their slumping sluggers.