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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 29, 2017

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Friday, September 29, 2017.

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Astros News

Astros' Brad Peacock caps breakout regular season

And now all Brad Peacock can do is wait.

Astros (17 hits) pounce on Red Sox, win 12-2

The Boston Red Sox stumbled on their way to an AL East title — and got a pretty scary look at what’s waiting for them if they get there.

Astros rout Red Sox with fourth consecutive double-digit scoring effort

Eduardo Rodriguez hadn't recorded even six outs when Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to get him. Five runs were on the board. Eight of the 13 batters he had faced reached base.

Red Sox hope to clinch division vs. Astros (Sep 29, 2017)

One year and one day ago, Doug Fister made his final start of the season for the Houston Astros.

Buckley: Get ready to stoke fires of Boston-Houston rivalry

Save for a memorable basketball showdown in 1981, Boston and Houston don’t have much of a sports history.

Drellich: Champagne, then pain? Astros clearly outman Red Sox

The champagne is nearing for the Red Sox. What follows is not promising.

Around the League


The final weekend of the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season is upon us. Eight teams open their final season of the series Thursday night, and the rest do so on Friday. With the Cubs and Twins having clinched the National League Central and the second American League Wild Card spot, respectively, just one playoff spot remains undecided.

MLB might have 3 100-win teams for the first time since 2003

Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at 2017 nearing a historical rarity, the contrasts of the AL MVP race, and the Twins clinching a wild card.

MLB sets strikeout record 10th straight year

Major League Baseball hitters have once again swung — and missed — into the record book.

Crew within 2 for Wild final weekend

You can close the books on the Brewers' regularly scheduled 2017 home slate, but don't shutter Miller Park for winter just yet.

That's swat's up: Stanton hits Nos. 58, 59

Second blast is fourth-hardest-hit since Statcast began tracking in 2015