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Houston Astros News: October 6, 2017

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Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Friday, October 6, 2017.

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Jose Altuve rocks Boston Red Sox, Sale as Houston Astros take Game 1 - SweetSpot- ESPN
Jose Altuve hit three homers Thursday, including two off Boston's Chris Sale, giving Houston a 1-0 series lead and leaving his teammates in awe.

Jose Altuve powers Astros past Red Sox in Game 1 of AL Division Series
Breaking down Game 1 of the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros - October 05, 2017 Recap | SI.com
HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve had just arrived in the Astros dugout after launching his third home run of the game when George Springer grabbed his right biceps and examined it, as if searching for an explanation for his teammate's extraordinary pop.

Jose Altuve hits 3 homers, Astros beat Red Sox | MLB.com
HOUSTON -- The deepest lineup in baseball showed off its thunder up and down the order Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park, making Chris Sale's postseason debut one to forget. • ALDS Game 2: Today, 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT on FS1

Jose Altuve Flexes His Muscles and the Astros Flatten Chris Sale - The New York Times
Altuve is one of the shortest players in baseball, but perhaps its best hitter. And in Game 1 against the Red Sox, he homered three times.

Here are quick facts on Astros slugger Jose Altuve | abc13.com
He's 5'6" and can hit a baseball like the Incredible Hulk.

Minute Maid Park erupts for Astros' pregame festivities - Houston Chronicle
Minute Maid Park got as loud as it gets when the Astros' Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning of Thursday's Game 1 American League Division Series game against the Red Sox.

Astros fans get to Minute Maid Park early for Game 1 - Houston Chronicle
The gates to Minute Maid Park don't open to fans until two hours before the first pitch in the postseason, but that didn't stop Astros fans from getting to the park early Thursday.

Astros fans get to Minute Maid Park early for Game 1 - Houston Chronicle
The gates to Minute Maid Park don't open to fans until two hours before the first pitch in the postseason, but that didn't stop Astros fans from getting to the park early Thursday.

Houston Astros: Brad Peacock is the X-factor | SI.com
News from around the web.

Doug Fister to start Game 3 for Red Sox vs. Astros - Houston Chronicle
The Astros will see an old friend in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park in Boston.


MLB News

Jose Altuve swung himself into legendary October company - SBNation.com
Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball takes a look at the three massive dingers that Jose Altuve sent flying on Thursday. Plus, Cleveland looked impressive in their game as well.

Your favorite baseball team probably won’t win the World Series - SBNation.com
Pain is coming for seven out of the eight remaining teams in the 2017 MLB Postseason. Here’s how it will feel.

MLB playoffs 2017: 4 Division Series games scheduled on Friday - SBNation.com
It’s impossible not to get your fix of playoff baseball on Friday, with all four Division Series on the schedule, getting with a pair of American League contests before the National League opens their series under the lights.

In ALDS Game 2 the Yankees have to figure out Indians’ pitching fast - SBNation.com
Corey Kluber isn’t going to be an easier opponent than Bauer.