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Houston Astros News: September 1, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Real or not? The Astros land Justin Verlander and the postseason gets a lot more interesting - SweetSpot- ESPN
In Verlander, the Astros acquired a pitcher with postseason experience, while the D-backs could challenge the Dodgers if they meet in the playoffs.

Houston Astros acquire Justin Verlander from Detroit Tigers
The Astros pulled off a blockbuster move by acquiring ace pitcher Justin Verlander from the Tigers. The deal gives Houston two Cy Young winners -- Verlander and Dallas Keuchel -- in its rotation as the team enters the stretch run for the postseason.

Astros eager to 'run through a wall' for Houston's fans - SweetSpot- ESPN
After having to watch the devastation in their hometown from Florida, the Houston Astros can't wait to lend a hand to -- and play for -- their city.

The AL’s best team just got stronger after landing Justin Verlander in a trade with the Tigers - The Washington Post
The veteran pitcher was reportedly exchanged for three prospects, in a deal made just before a deadline for traded players to be eligible for the postseason.

Justin Verlander's best moments with the Detroit Tigers
We reflect upon all the amazing moments from Justin Verlander's 13-year stint with the Detroit Tigers, from 2005 to 2017.

Tigers trade Justin Verlander to the Astros – HardballTalk
The playoff-bound Astros have significantly bolstered their rotation

MLB: Astros boost rotation with trade for Justin Verlander - LA Times
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will have an MRI on Friday to determine the extent of a strained left hamstring that could threaten to end his 20th MLB season.

Reports: Justin Verlander Is Heading To The Astros After All
In the hour leading up to tonight’s midnight deadline to acquire players for use on a postseason roster, it didn’t sound like the heavily rumored Justin Verlander trade between the Tigers and Astros would be coming to fruition. Whether due to Verlander’s no-trade clause or something else, the deadline came and went with no news of a trade:

Justin Verlander trade: Astros acquire pitcher from Tigers - SBNation.com
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was traded to the ... before the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline, after 13 years in Detroit.


Around the League

Justin Upton, Brandon Phillips trades improve Angels wild card chances - SBNation.com
Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the fallout from the Aug. 31 trade deadline.

The Cubs and Brewers are fighting about a rescheduled game - SBNation.com
A breakdown of this pointless squabble.

Netflix documentary ‘Long Shot’ focuses on Dodgers fan accused of murder - SBNation.com
Juan Catalan’s defense in a murder trial depended on his love of the Dodgers and Larry David.

Kris Bryant is the first Cubs ever with 25 home runs or more in first three seasons - SBNation.com
He accomplished something no Cub has in franchise history.