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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 21st, 2019

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MLB: Detroit Tigers at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

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Astros News

The Astros made it three in a row and guaranteed at least a series split with a win over the Detroit last night (Sports Radio 610)
The game also featured Springer breaking his own record for leadoff home runs (Astros.com)
September call ups are right around the corner, so who might get the nod? (The Athletic, $$$)
It looks like both Carlos Correa and Aaron Sanchez will head to the IL today (Houston Chronicle)
Once again it seems that Alex Bregman has been making a case for AL MVP honors (Houston Sportsmap)
But will he have to compete with Yuli Gurriel for the award? (House of Houston)
Meanwhile, Rookie of the Year candidate Yordan Alvarez keeps rolling along as one of the greatest trade robberies ever (Bleacher Report)
And he’s had some kind of impact on both the Astros and the league (The Ringer)
Lance McCullers has been studying his newest teammate, Zack Greinke, while rehabbing (Houston Chronicle)
Former Astro Octavio Dotel has been arrested in the DR for drug trafficking (KHOU 11)

Around the League

Behold! The most average team in baseball! (538 Sports)
Clayton Kershaw has surpassed Sandy Koufax for most wins in a Dodgers uniform (Yahoo Sports)
The Indians have shut down Kluber for a couple of weeks with an abdominal strain (AP News)
Position players pitching has reached a new high just as the novelty is beginning to wear off (FanGraphs)
Roger Clemens has decided to turn down the chance to run for congress (USA Today)
Check out the story of one of the funniest baseball card pictures ever taken (ESPN)
Cody Bellinger should have checked how tight his belt was before trying to leg out a triple (CUT4)