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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 4, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Saturday, April 3, 2017.

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Astros News

Keuchel, Correa lead Astros over Mariners 3-0 (Apr 03, 2017)

After a terrible 2015, Dallas Keuchel desperately wanted to get off to a good start.

Astros make quite the first impression

Everything just felt right downtown Monday night.

Opener suggests Astros have an ace up their sleeve

Dallas Keuchel took the first step toward proving last season was the outlier and not the new norm.

Astros' Collin McHugh to make first rehab start Thursday

The Astros are planning for Collin McHugh to make his first and perhaps only rehab start Thursday night with Class AAA Fresno in the Grizzlies' season opener.

Big Moneyball: Here's how much the Houston Astros, other MLB teams are paying players

The Astros rank near the bottom of Major League Baseball in terms of spending, according to a recent Spotrac study. Houston's highest-paid player, catcher Brian McCann, is taking in about $17 million this year, tied for 53rd-best in the league.


The Houston Astros began one of their most anticipated seasons in history with an Opening Day Street Festival.

Around the League

It's 2017, and it's time we all agree baseball is for fun and baseball players can have fun

This shouldn’t be a thing anymore, but it remains a thing...

Baseball's kids have a homer-happy Opening Day

Elias Sports Bureau research shows that 10 players under the age of 25 homered in their team’s first game of the season. That’s the most such Opening Day home runs in major-league history.

Lessons from Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season

It’s just one game out of 162, but it can still mean something important, dang it.

These were the 14 coolest moments from Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season

What is that strange feeling in the air? No, it's not the rising pollen count, it's excitement! Baseball is back, which means that joy has finally returned to our lives.