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Houston Astros News: September 22, 2017

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Friday, September 22, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Kate Upton helped push Justin Verlander to Astros | New York Post
Add this to the list of why Justin Verlander is grateful to call Kate Upton his fiancée.

Astros and Tigers completed Justin Verlander trade with just two seconds to spare
The trade that sent Justin Verlander from the Tigers to the Astros was even crazier than we all thought.

Justin Verlander brings World Series hope to Astros and city of Houston
The behind-the-scenes story of the Astros' fight to bring hope -- and a first World Series title -- to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

New Astros Ace Verlander Breaks the Curse of Beltran's Glove | Houston Press
The Astros were running away with the American League on the day the team buried Carlos Beltran's glove. The Astros lost that night. The next day,...

Astros snap 6-game winning streak with loss to White Sox - Houston Chronicle
The next time Dallas Keuchel takes the mound at Minute Maid Park, it will be for Game 1 or, more likely, Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

Smith: Woos keep getting louder for Astros' Josh Reddick - Houston Chronicle
Josh Reddick still remembers the first moment.

Justin Verlander leading surging Astros into playoffs |
The Houston Astros scuffled through a forgettable mid-season stretch, but have rediscovered their form with the addition of Justin Verlander to their

What stands between the Astros and home-field advantage - Houston Chronicle
The Astros secured their first division title in 16 years with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

MLB News

MLB players support protective netting after Yankee Stadium incident -
After a young girl was hit earlier this week, players are making their opinions known.

Brad Ausmus out as Tigers manager -
After finishing out of contention for a second time in three years, Brad Ausmus won’t return as Tigers manager, ending his four-year stint at the helm in Detroit.

The Yankees are still holdouts on extended netting -
Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at string and circumstance.

MLB playoffs 2017: Updating the postseason picture -
Where do the postseason races stand right now?

Rob Manfred addresses protective netting concerns after Yankee Stadium incident -
A young fan was hit with a foul ball at Yankee Stadium earlier this week.