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Game Thread no. 136. Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros. Sept 3, 2018, 1:10 CDT

The Twinkies are in town, a little down and out, but the Astros are fighting for the AL division crown. Join the discussion.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Labor Day, and we celebrate Labor not working!!!!

And watching baseball. And talking about it with our friends.

The Astros take on the slumping Metropolitans of the Twin Cities (more here), sending former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel to the mound. His opponent will be Kyle Gibson.

Here is the Astros lineup. Notice: no Altuve, no Shark. CBS news calls the Altuve omission a “breather.”