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Astros Crawfish Boil: October 6th, 2018

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MLB: ALDS-Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros
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Astros News

The Astros teed off on Cleveland to take a 1-0 lead in ALDS (
After previous postseason disappointments, Gerrit Cole is hungry for Game 2 (The Athletic, subscription required)
He’s also exceeded expectations this season thanks to a change in his repertoire (Rotographs)
Who’s your favorite player? Verlander’s better. (SB Nation MLB)
Springer now owns a little bit of history after hitting a homer in Game 1 (La Vida Baseball)
As does this local hero, who promised beer for his section if Springer hit that home run and delivered (ESPN)
Speaking of history, Mike Scott threw out the first pitch of Game 1 and talked about his time with the Astros (Houston Chronicle)
A new Astros mural makes for a perfect backdrop for fan photos (ABC 13)
Astros foundation will focus efforts on domestic violence awareness (Houston Chronicle)
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Around the League

The Brewers have pushed the Rockies to the brink of elimination with a 4-0 win at Miller Park (Brew Crew Ball)
Sale silenced questions while the bullpen brought up more as Boston took Game 1 over New York (Over the Monster)
Kershaw tossed one for the ages as the Dodgers went up 2-0 against the reeling Braves (True Blue LA)
Manager hunts and clubhouse chemistry are some of what’s going on in the AL West (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Yankees fan who tossed beer on an A’s fan at Wild Card made good with an apology and took him out for drinks (NBC Sports)
And that A’s fan may have more to celebrate as Oakland talks extension with Khris Davis (Bleacher Report)