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Houston Astros News: March 20, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, March 20, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Former Astros pitcher Bob Bruce lived life to the fullest - Houston Chronicle
Former Houston pitcher Bob Bruce moved across Texas over the last 40 years in pursuit of a real estate career that was still going strong when he died this week at 83, but family members said the highlight of his life was his days as an original member of the Houston Colt .45s.

Chase Headley leads Yankees in win vs. Astros |
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Chase Headley plated two runs with a double and scored another on a steal of home, and the Yankees won it in the ninth when two runs scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch for a 6-4 victory over the Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Sunday afternoon. Astros catcher Garrett Stubbs made two errors as the Astros unraveled in the ninth, allowing three runs to score on one hit and three walks, with reliever Jandel Gustave taking the brunt of the damage.

Astros' Lance McCullers exits game with toe issue - Houston Chronicle
Head athletic trainer Jeremiah Randall accompanying manager A.J. Hinch to visit Lance McCullers on the mound is just about the last sight the Astros and their fans wished to see Sunday.

Astros manager likes where team is as spring training nears homestretch - Houston Chronicle
With a couple weeks left in spring training, manager A.J. Hinch likes where his team is.

Tyler White's hand is bruised but OK after HBP |
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Tyler White went about his normal routine on Sunday. He took batting practice and had full strength in his right hand, although there was an obvious bruise on the meaty part of his palm from being hit with a pitch in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The Astros' infielder left the game after being hit with a fastball in the fifth inning by Nats starter Joe Ross, who was immediately pulled for a reliever after his 76th pitch of the outing.

MLB News

The Adam Jones catch and everything that helped make it happen -
The World Baseball Classic keeps adding signature moments, and Adam Jones’ catch was one of the very best.

This photo of Adam Jones' heroic World Baseball Classic catch belongs in a museum -
Print it, frame it, and then hang it on a wall.

Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico kicks off World Baseball Classic semifinals Monday -
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the WBC semifinals, Adam Jones’ catch, and a Cubs’ slogan we’ll all learn to hate.

Puerto Rico vs. Netherlands 2017 World Baseball Classic live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch online -
In the semifinal matchup on Monday night at Dodger Stadium, Netherlands tries to hand Puerto Rico its first loss of the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

The United States played a thrilling WBC game, and won -
Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes a superhero WBC play, an enormous WBC home run, and a missing spring training trophy.