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The Houston Astros snapped the Yankees’ 9-game winning streak behind 10 strikeouts from Charlie Morton - MLB.com

Charles F. Morton dominated the Yankees last night with an exceptional whiff rate as the veteran right-hander had his fastball and off-speed pitches working to both sides of the plate.

What’s the secret behind the success of the 2018 Houston Astros pitching staff? Well, it might just be Brian McCann - Houston Chronicle

Brian McCann reflects on his transition from the New York Yankees to the Houston Astros and how his experience has helped this Astros pitching staff tremendously.

Overpowering save for Ken Giles in a close game against the Yankees was just what the doctor ordered - Houston Chronicle

Ken Giles was named Pitcher of the Game for the Houston Astros after striking out Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, and Aaron Hicks in the 9th inning to preserve a 2-1 lead and earn the save.

Jose Altuve reunited with the former Astros scout who gave him a chance - MLB.com

When the Oakland Athletics came to town this past weekend, Jose Altuve and former Astros scout Al Pedrique reunited and reflected on an unbelievable story of determination.

Likely NBA MVP and Houston Rockets star James Harden enjoyed the Astros-Yankees game on Monday night - SBNation MLB

No better way to take a break from the NBA playoffs than to sit in a suite at Minute Maid Park and enjoy a game between two of the best teams in the American League.

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The Dodgers will have a tough time replacing Corey Seager after the young shortstop was ruled out for the season and decided to have Tommy John surgery - FanGraphs

With Justin Turner already on the disabled list, the loss of Seager hurts even more in Los Angeles.

Josh Hader does not pick and choose... he simply strikes out everyone - Brew Crew Ball

If you’re still upset about the Carlos Gomez trade, I suggest staying away from this article. Josh Hader is on a ridiculous pace for strikeouts as a reliever in 2018.

Pablo Sandoval pitching a 1-2-3 inning for the San Francisco Giants may be the funniest video you watch all week - SBNation MLB

Just watch, you won’t regret it.

Injuries continuing to take a toll on the Texas Rangers as Martin Perez is headed to the disabled list - Dallas Morning News

The Rangers already have one of the weaker pitching staffs in the American League, so this most recent news certainly is concerning for Rangers GM Jon Daniels.