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Houston Astros News: April 28, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, April 28, 2017.

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Astros News

Francisco Lindor lifts Indians over Astros with homer off Chris Devenski

Chris Devenski is human after all.

Abraham Almonte’s patience, Cleveland Indians’ patience in him paying dividends

Abraham Almonte hit a home run. He made the critical catch that paved the way for the Indians' victory. He delivered the signature fist pump on the right-field warning track.

Homer doesn’t dull what Devo brings to plate

Astros reliever Chris Devenski was dazzling Thursday night, escaping a jam in the fifth inning and striking out four consecutive batters during one stretch, including three in the sixth. He was one out away from polishing off another strong outing before Francisco Lindor changed the course of the night in the seventh inning.

Astros’ Class AAA starter Brady Rodgers being evaluated after elbow injury

Righthander Brady Rodgers, who debuted with the Astros in September and serves as upper-level starting pitching depth in Class AAA, is being evaluated after suffering an injury to his pitching elbow.

Around the League

The World Theo-ries: Cubs at Red Sox!

Theo Epstein was first hired as a general manager in Boston three days before Thanksgiving in 2002, almost 15 years ago now, and at that precise moment, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs were the two-sided coin of baseball heartbreak.

The Cardinals reached .500 after breaking the Blue Jays’ hearts

Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes doubleheader losses for Toronto, a Ryan Braun trade rumor, and Cody Bellinger’s chance to break the mold.

Yup, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is the pitcher Pat Mahomes’ son

The Mahomes family knows ho to throw sports balls.

In other Houston Sports News

The Astros may be your primary focus, but a couple of their neighbors in Houston have made some big headlines lately. With that in mind, here is a quick rundown of what is going on around town as a bit of a bonus this Friday morning.

Rockets turning heads after dispatching Thunder

Just what are the Rockets capable of?

Series preview: A Texas battle between steady San Antonio system vs. Houston’s frenetic pace

Houston Rockets guard James Harden gets battle with another MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard

Texans move up to grab Deshaun Watson in NFL draft

Earlier in the day, Watson said he felt he should be the first quarterback taken Thursday night in the NFL draft and would take it personally if he wasn’t.

NFL Draft: What Texans need to do Friday

In the second and third rounds, the Texans have different needs to fill. Their biggest need is a right tackle.