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Houston Astros News: May 4, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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Astros News

Astros use two huge innings to take down Rangers

No matter the volume of questions the Astros were asked leading to this week about their hardships against the Texas Rangers, the only real answers would come through performance.

If struggling Rangers aren’t sellers at the deadline, the Astros may overtake them for good

From all reports, Cole Hamels won't be of any use until the All-Star break, if then, Lord knows what kind of team he comes back to.

Josh Reddick introduces WWE belt as daily Astros reward

Josh Reddick is bringing a tradition that started last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Astros.

Keuchel’s strong April nets monthly honor

Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel was rewarded for his tremendous April by being named the American League Pitcher of the Month on Wednesday. He's the first pitcher in franchise history to win four Pitcher of the Month Awards.

Astros’ betting odds of winning World Series improve

It's one thing when the sports fan who shares an office cubicle with you starts talking about the Houston Astros' hot start, but it's another thing altogether when people who make their living betting on sports begin to take notice.

Around the League

April Attendance Matters for MLB

Attendance in April isn’t likely to make or break a team’s season at the box office. Numbers generally trends upwards from the beginning to the end of a season. Nor is that surprising: the weather gets better, kids get out of school, and the games generally have greater playoff implications.

A pitcher was ejected for losing control of a curveball in the Orioles-Red Sox game

The chaos between the Red Sox and the Orioles continued, as home plate umpire Sam Holbrook ejected Kevin Gausman for a pitch that didn’t look intentional.

The White Sox are a half-game out. Should they have kept Chris Sale and Adam Eaton?

The White Sox held a fire sale, but now they’re contending. Do they have regrets?

Extra Vin-ning! SF-LA extend celebration

Gorkys Hernandez's RBI double off Grant Dayton with one out in the top of the 11th inning keyed a three-run rally for a 4-1 Giants win over the Dodgers on Vin Scully Ring of Honor Night at Dodger Stadium.