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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 9th, 2019

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Astros News

It was a little bit of sweet revenge as the Astros blanked the Royals 9-0 to take the series (Sports Radio 610)
And here’s Michael Brantley talking about his excellent night at the plate (Twitter)
McHugh’s next step as he tries to overcome his struggles will be refinement of his fastball command (Houston Chronicle)
Speaking of struggles, we’ve all seen Altuve’s at the plate, but don’t worry because he’ll be fine (Astros County)
With all this talk of pitchers with 2 no-hitters going on, Verlander reminisced about his own pair of no-no’s (Houston Chronicle)
Yordan Alvarez is forcing himself into the conversation for a promotion, and that may be polarizing some Astros thinkers (The Athletic, $$$)
Astros’ employee Cindy Saenz will be a part of MLB’s breast cancer awareness program (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Chris Sale pitched an immaculate inning last night on his way to helping the Red Sox get back to .500 (ESPN)
Joey Gallo has made bizarre history by becoming the first MLB player to hit 100 homers before he hit 100 singles (Sports Illustrated)
Speaking of history, Robinson Canó is now the 6th Dominican-born to player to reach 2,500 hits in the regular season (La Vida Baseball)
Pete Alonso and Chris Paddack are creating a new rivalry in the NL (Sporting News)
The Cubs have banned a fan from Wrigley after he deliberately made a racist gesture behind a reporter during a TV broadcast (Bleacher Report)
Here are 15 facts from Mike Fiers’ recent no-hitter (MLB.com)