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Houston Astros News: May 24, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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Astros News

Juan Centeno's big night helps Astros take down Tigers

Juan Centeno, playing his first game in an Astros uniform, and Yuli Gurriel hit solo home runs Tuesday night, and Lance McCullers held the Tigers to one hit in five innings in a 6-2 Astros victory at Minute Maid Park.

Sloppy Detroit Tigers continue funk in 6-2 loss to Houston Astros

Offense continues to struggle, as Mikie Mahtook's late homer provides only punch; Alex Wilson takes blame for costly error

Bob Watson receives lifetime achievement award from Baseball Assistance Team

Bob Watson has ample trophies, honors and mementos from a half-century in baseball, but the former Astros player and general manager said Tuesday his involvement with the Baseball Assistance Team charity ranks near the top of the list.

Astros' Dallas Keuchel, Brian McCann both making progress

Pitcher Dallas Keuchel and catcher Brian McCann continue to make progress toward returning to the active roster Saturday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said

Hello, Houston: Centeno makes dandy debut

Fill-in catcher homers, impresses McCullers behind plate

Around the League

Mike Trout is the entire Angels offense

Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at problems with the Angels lineup, what the Pirates should do next, and David Ross in the Dancing with the Stars finale.

Jered Weaver’s hometown discount was a cautionary tale

Jered Weaver, slippery breaking ball artist and dookmaster, did just about the smartest thing possible for his career this offseason.

Three strikes: Dingers, masterpieces and disasterpieces from Tuesday's MLB action

There were long balls galore around baseball Tuesday, including a barrage by the Nationals against Christian Bergman in one of the worst starts around baseball this season.

The Meaning of a Team’s 50-Game Record

The Rays and the Angels have played more than anyone, all the way up at 47 games. There’s no major reason why they presently lead the league — it’s just noise, and everyone ends up in the same place.

New twist to non-waiver Trade Deadline rules

At this time each year, baseball observers commence the ritual of separating the sport into "buyers" and "sellers" ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline.