Order had been restored in the Astros' clubhouse by the time the players arrived to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday afternoon. The furniture cleared out for Sunday afternoon's division title clinching celebration was back in place. The plastic sheeting that covered locker stalls had been thrown away.
Cheers rang out from the Minute Maid Park outfield Tuesday afternoon when Rick Renteria threw a batting practice pitch that broke a bat, and the White Sox manager pumped his fists toward his players who were celebrating.
Astros star second baseman and American League MVP favorite Jose Altuve was selected Tuesday as this year's winner of the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.
Remember the Houston Astros? You know, that team that roared to a 42–16 start, but lost its Flavor-of-the-Month popularity as the Cleveland Indians literally shook the rafters of Progressive Field with a once-in-a-lifetime winning streak?
Here's a headline we haven't seen in awhile: The Houston Astros are division champs.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch was quick to joke that his team appreciated the scheduled off day it enjoyed Monday, one that came on the heels of Houston claiming the American League West title on Sunday, allowing the revelry to linger a bit longer.
Collin McHugh won his third consecutive decision and combined with four relievers to handcuff the White Sox and send the American League West-champion Astros to their fifth win a row, 3-1, in Tuesday night's series opener at Minute Maid Park.
Infielder back in bigs after scary injury and Minors rehab assignment
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