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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 23rd, 2019

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

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Astros News

It’s official, the Astros will represent the AL West in the playoffs for the third straight year (Houston Chronicle)
And it was a game punctuated by George Springer’s first 3-homer day (
It was also the 15th sellout for the Astros at home this year (Houston Chronicle)
Check out the pictures from inside the Astros’ clubhouse celebration right here (Houston Chronicle)
And you can hear the sounds along with Steve Sparks’ very calm and collected reporting right here (Sports Talk 790)
The fans did some celebrating of their own in the stands as well (KHOU 11)
And these two fans celebrated by getting engaged at the park (ABC 13)
Let’s take some time to remember the top moments from 2019 (
But after that comes the time to start projecting October rosters in earnest (The Athletic, $$$)
And here are the final few storylines to play out over the rest of the season (Houston Sportsmap)
But as we look to 2019 October, we can still take the time to remember the 2017 World Series win and what it meant to a hurricane-ravaged Houston (The Hardball Times)
Could the Astros run the board and win Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and MVP this year? (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
Gerrit Cole is rising to the expectations that have surrounded his career for years (FanGraphs)

Around the League

Time to start getting familiar with the postseason schedule (Sporting News)
Nelson Cruz joined elite company as he hit his 400th career home run yesterday (Yahoo Sports)
The Cardinals are the newest team to punch their tickets for an October appearance (Sports Illustrated)
And they did it at the expense of the Cubs, who are more or less out at this point (ESPN)
MLB has tied a sad record as the Royals became the 4th team this year with 100 losses (ESPN)
This is probably the most impressive toss from a Marlins outfielder this season (CUT4)