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Houston Astros News: May 16, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

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Astros News

Astros get huge lift from Yuli Gurriel in win over Marlins

Yuli Gurriel isn't known as much of a home run hitter. Unlike most who play his position, the Astros' first baseman's swing is more tailored toward racking up singles and doubles.

Astros knock out starter Straily and then hit Marlins bullpen with knock-out punch

For four innings, the Houston Astros couldn’t touch Dan Straily.

Astros' Charlie Morton searching for answers to late-start woes

Charlie Morton has sustained the electric sinker-curveball combination he flashed in spring training through his first eight starts in an Astros uniform.

The curious case of Astros star Jose Altuve's pink Mother's Day cleat

Theories ran amok after Astros manager A.J. Hinch pinch-ran for Jose Altuve at third base in the ninth inning of a six-run game Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.

Real or not? Astros' double-play combo has chance to be one of best ever

Remember a few weeks ago when Carlos Correa was struggling? Through his first 15 games, he was hitting .196 with one extra-base hit -- a home run on Opening Day.

Grand Gurriel: Astros’ slam helps down Fish

Yuli Gurriel nearly broke up Dan Straily's no-hit bid in the fourth inning with a hard line drive that was run down in center field. An inning later, the Houston first baseman connected on his first career grand slam to power the Astros to a 7-2 victory over Miami on Monday at Marlins Park.

Around the League

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout are off to all-time starts

We know there is a whole lot of 2017 left, and things can change. With that being said, it's hard not to already be taken in by what Bryce Harper and Mike Trout have managed in the first month-and-a-half of the season.

Bryce Harper is still on pace to break the offseason after 2018

Scott Boras + otherworldly talent + age + timing = a lotta clams.

Back-to-back homers propel Angels to win

Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout smashed back-to-back home runs off Mike Pelfrey in the fifth inning to power the Angels to a 5-3 comeback win over the White Sox in Monday night's series opener at Angel Stadium.

Quiet strength: 10 under-the-radar ASG picks

Corey Dickerson isn't a household name. Not yet, anyway. We're headed that way, but still. Likewise, Eugenio Suarez, Zack Cozart and Avisail Garcia aren't there yet, either. No big deal.

Aaron't you familiar? Yankees' Judge interviewed unknowing fans on 'The Tonight Show'

Maybe we owe the creators of Superman an apology for all those years of making fun of Clark Kent's not-so-subtle disguise. The glasses look seems to be working for Aaron Judge.