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Houston Astros News: March 18, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Carlos Correa, Carlos Beltran spark Puerto Rico's win over U.S.A. - Houston Chronicle
Astros teammates Carlos Correa and Carlos Beltran continue to power Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

Astros' Dallas Keuchel throws four scoreless innings - Houston Chronicle
Dallas Keuchel's second spring training start Friday was nearly as commanding as his first.

World Baseball Classic absences benefiting younger Astros - Houston Chronicle
Younger players are taking advantage of extra playing time afforded by the World Baseball Classic.

Astros Brad Peacock helps case for roster spot |
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If right-hander Brad Peacock was looking for a good test at this point in Spring Training, he could have done worse than facing a representative Red Sox lineup on Friday afternoon. With six regulars in Boston's order, Peacock went three innings, giving up one run on four hits with no walks and a strikeout. He threw 44 pitches, 28 for strikes, in the split-squad Astros' 6-2 win. "Definitely a good test right now," Peacock said. "It felt good. They got a great squad over there. I'm just making pitches right now. I feel good."

MLB News

Puerto Rico sends the USA into a win-or-go-home situation -
Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball is gearing up for a huge clash between Team USA and the Dominican Republic. Plus, if a no-hitter happens during spring training, did it really happen?

World Baseball Classic 2017 scores: Puerto Rico advances to semifinals with win over USA -
Puerto Rico plays Netherlands in Monday’s semifinals in Los Angeles. Puerto Rico clinched that spot thanks to a 6-5 win over Team USA on Friday night in San Diego.

This 'MLB The Show' bug is legitimately horrifying to look at -
Nope. No thanks. Can’t look at these anymore.

Red Sox fans rejoice: the Citgo sign is safe! - Over the Monster
The Fenway skyline will not lose one of its icons and remain in tact.