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Houston Astros News: October 5, 2017

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Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Thursday, October 5, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Trade to Houston Astros pays off for ex-Tigers ace Justin Verlander
After anxious moments leading up to trade from Tigers, right-hander finds new home

AL Division Series preview: Why the Red Sox will beat the Astros
Breaking down the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros:

Why Houston Astros' lineup is built to roll through October
The AL West champs can slug with anyone, but they don't swing and miss like other home run-or-nothing offenses. Will Houston's rare blend of power and contact be a World Series-winning combination?

Previewing Astros-Red Sox ALDS: It's Astros in 4 - LA Times
Here's how the Astros and Red Sox match up for their American League Division Series.


MLB News

NL Wild Card Game results 2017: Diamondbacks outlast Rockies in classic - SBNation.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Colorado Rockies in a thrilling National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Rockies vs. Diamondbacks live updates: Scores, highlights, and results from 2017 NL Wild Card Game - SBNation.com
The D-Backs defeated the Rockies in a game that was back-and-forth until the very end.

MLB playoffs 2017: Bracket, schedule, scores & more from the postseason - SBNation.com
Keep up with all the results of the 2017 MLB postseason, with day-by-day previews and recaps of every game of the playoffs, from the Wild Card Games through the World Series, and everything in between.

2017 NLDS schedule: Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers - SBNation.com
The National League Wild Card-winning Arizona Diamondbacks will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series, beginning Friday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Here is the series schedule.

The Yankees won because they were the better team, but there was a cost - SBNation.com
In the first entry of the 2017 MLB Postseason, everything worked like it was supposed to.