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Houston Astros News: June 3, 2017

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

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Correa, McCullers reflect Luhnow's game plan |
He was brought in to rebuild and replenish. That's exactly what Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has done, and there are reminders of his good work here, there and everywhere. First, there are the standings, where his Astros have baseball's best record (38-16) and largest division lead -- 11 1/2 games in the American League West -- entering Friday.

Astros' spectacular start to season evokes comparison to stellar 2001 team - Houston Chronicle
At 38-16, the Astros began their series against the Rangers on Friday with a chance to move 23 games over .50o for the first time since 2001.

This is fine. Rangers lose 7-1 to Astros |
It was after midnight by the time the game ended, thanks to a rain delay of more than two hours, which led to a 9:11pm first pitch.

Texas Rangers: Instant replay: Loss to Astros keeps Rangers falling hopelessly behind in AL West race | SportsDay
Instant replay and observations from the Rangers’ 7-1 loss to Houston Friday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington:What you need to know: All a...

Dallas Keuchel drops Rangers on 9-0 start |
As the Astros continue to pile up wins and pad their sizable lead in the American League West, they continue to put to rest some lingering stigmas along the way.

Keri the 10: Astros go on offensive, Cubs issues pile up and more MLB observations -
Plus the winner of the Harper-Strickland brawl, the Indians' surprising bullpen ace and more

Should The Astros Regret The Yuli Gurriel Signing?
In July 2016, the Houston Astros signed the elder of the two celebrated Gurriel brothers, Yulieski, for $47.5 million over five years...

Around the League

These teams stink at finding second basemen, and these teams are great -
Did you know that Chase Utley and Robinson Cano had good careers? Sure, but about those White Sox ...

Aaron Judge’s home run causes frustrated fan to repeatedly smash his crotch -
He couldn't reach for the ball, so he proceeded to smash his own.

The Blue Jays have played themselves back into the race -
Saturday morning’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the Blue Jays picking themselves up after a slow start, the wonder of Aaron Judge, and a new role in the world for Mr. Met.