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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 26, 2017

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

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Astros News

Astros close in on clinching No. 2 seed after win over Rangers

The odds the Astros will make up three games on the hottest team in baseball in six days are extremely slim.

After the Rangers put the Astros through seasons of torment, the shoe is now on the other foot

This will be remembered as the season in which the Rangers lost their full-nelson hold on the Houston Astros.

Astros' Jose Altuve avoids serious injury on hit by pitch

The Astros averted a crisis late in their 11-2 win Monday night when Jose Altuve emerged being a hit by pitch near his wrist with only a bruised left forearm.

‘What kind of man are you?’ Gomez rips Astros pitcher McHugh

It’s not the Astros that Carlos Gomez has a problem with.

Astros set starters for Thursday and Friday vs. Red Sox

Although they won't show Justin Verlander and most likely won't show Dallas Keuchel to the Boston Red Sox this weekend, they can't keep all of their starters away from the probable American League Division Series preview.

After Hurricane Harvey, Houston Astros Have Found Strength in Helping Community

"This storm has been devastating on a lot of levels, frustrating on a lot of levels, and inspiring on a lot of levels," says Reid Ryan, Astros president of business operations

Hinch doesn't want to overthink Boston series

Astros face Red Sox for 4 games before potential ALDS matchup

Around the League

Mark McGwire congratulated Aaron Judge on breaking his rookie home run record

How long until Judge breaks McGwire’s other records?

Baseball pitches augmented reality to catch fans

Commentary: Apple and Major League Baseball’s At Bat app are adding AR so fans can watch a game within the game. Count me in.

The Five Must-Watch Series in MLB for the Week of Sept. 25

Looking for the must-watch series in baseball? Every week, we’ll highlight the five matchups you can’t miss around the league and give you the lowdown on what’s at stake as the teams square off.

Yu know who is dominant in LA's 100th win

For the first time in 43 years, the Dodgers are a 100-win ballclub, and the complete performance they turned in Monday night -- a 9-3 throttling of the San Diego Padres -- went a long way toward showing how they got there.