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Houston Astros News: October 31, 2017

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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The Astros might be World Series champs already if Charlie Morton had kept pitching -
The Astros got cute with their ugly bullpen and it could end up costing them in the long run.

In Houston for the World Series, watching with rapper Cal Wayne
Born and raised in Houston's Third Ward, rapper Cal Wayne is now among the city's most respected and beloved storytellers. So who better to meet during Game 5 of the Astros' World Series run?

The Astros can win the World Series tonight -
Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes a preview of Game 6, reactions from Game 5, and the latest manager hirings.

Juiced baseballs in the World Series? If so, the Dodgers should be mad -
If Major League Baseball created a homer-palooza, the Astros were slightly better suited to win it.

World Series: The Astros’ homertastic Game 5 win, explained in 10 stats -
So. Many. Home Runs.

Your guide to World Series Game 6 -- All about survival for Dodgers as Verlander aims to seal his legacy
The Astros ace needs one more vintage performance to stamp this the "October of Verlander." Can L.A. get him out of the game and go to work against a struggling Houston bullpen?

Astros can win World Series in Game 6 in LA |
LOS ANGELES -- In trying to win their first World Series championship by beating the Dodgers in Game 6 tonight at Dodger Stadium, the Astros can put to bed their postseason heartaches of yesteryear. • World Series Gm 6: Tonight, 7:30 ET air time | 8 ET game time on FOX

A World Series treat for Houston Astros fan who's faced cancer and Hurricane Harvey - LA Times
Paul Kuntz has been an Astros fan his entire life. His dad worked as a ticket counter at the Astrodome, and he'd write the players as a kid, asking for autographs. He's been battling cancer and, this year, attended the World Series after being displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Mattress Mack to send Astros fans to Game 6 in Los Angeles Tuesday - Houston Chronicle
Houston's Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale wants to send 10 Astros fans to Los Angeles Tuesday night for Game 6 of the World Series, free of charge.

How to Tell Your Kids They're Spending Halloween Watching the Astros
"Good news, kids! The Astros have the chance to win the World Series tonight. Oh, and you're not going trick or treating."

Astros' Jose Altuve recaptures playoff groove |
LOS ANGELES -- The first murmurs began long before Jose Altuve approached home plate. The Dodgers were making a pitching change with two men on base in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, giving Minute Maid Park's constituency plenty of time to serenade its most beloved star. Fans serenaded Altuve: “M-V-P! M-V-P!“ • World Series Gm 6: Tonight, 7:30 ET air time | 8 ET game time on FOX

Astros at Dodgers World Series Game 6 betting preview -
Houston and Los Angeles both send their top postseason starters to the mound in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, with the contest close to a betting pick’em.

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The best (and worst) athlete Halloween costumes of 2017 -
Here’s what athletes are wearing this year.