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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 25th, 2019

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

A pair of home runs and JV on the mound was all it took to bring home the series win over the A’s (Houston Chronicle)
It was just a matter of rising to the occasion for the Astros as they made a statement on who owns the division (Texas Sports Nation)
And the team will get even stronger as Correa returns to the lineup tomorrow (Houston Chronicle)
Here’s a formula for the Astros to win the trade deadline (Forbes)
But how does their right-handed-only bullpen factor into deadline decisions? (The Athletic, $$$)
Maybe a Zack Greinke trade could be in order? (Houston Sportsmap)
Josh Reddick got to suit up with HFD on a recent visit to the station (ABC 13)

Around the League

It’s gonna be all about the trade deadline for the next week so let’s look at some of the big storylines (
A big question on a lot of minds is when these aces will be on the move (ESPN)
Might as well check out some bold predictions while we’re at it (Sports Illustrated)
The Pirates’ Keone Kela talked about his recent suspension and it only led to more questions (Sporting News)
Cleveland’s season can be generously described as “improbable” (FanGraphs)
The Rangers will place Joey Gallo on the IL for about a month, which officially drives a dagger through the heart of their WC hopes (MLB Trade Rumors)