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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 8th, 2019

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Astros News

Houston completed their first sweep and series win of the season by edging the A’s in a 9-8 slugfest (Houston Chronicle)
Which featured this super sweet defensive play by Correa and Reddick to nab Semien at 3rd (MLB Video)
Díaz played his first game in a week, which demonstrates how hard it is to get into this Astros lineup (The Athletic, $$$)
And the patterns emerging so far this season show that AJ has favorites in that lineup (Astros County)
One of which is Michael Brantley, who forged a bond with his father over his love for the game of baseball (Texas Sports Nation)
When they had to choose between sitting in traffic or getting to the Astros game on time, these fans made the right call (ABC 13)

Around the League

The Reds and Pirates were a-fussin’ and a-fuedin’ in Pittsburgh yesterday (Sports Illustrated)
And for a moment it was a work of art (CUT4)
Keuchel started the offseason seeking a deal upwards of 7 years at $25M per, which might be part of why he’s still unemployed (MLB Trade Rumors)
The Orioles’ Chris Davis is now 0-for-44 stretching back to last season... yikes (ESPN)
At least he doesn’t have to worry about injuring himself on a home run trot like D-backs catcher Alex Avila (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)