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Houston Astros News
Yordan, Pete, Kyle and the rest (chipalatta.com)
Astros GM Talks Altuve, Bregman Contracts: ‘My Prayer Is That They Both Retire Here’ (bleacherreport.com)
Astros have outstanding injury update on absent star (fansided.com)
AL West News
2 Takes: What one fix for Mariners would make biggest difference? (sports.mynorthwest.com)
What makes last 2 HRs by Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic his most impressive (sports.mynorthwest.com)
NL-best Pirates win 7th straight for best start in 31 years (usatoday.com)
Pirates take over Blue Jays’ home run jacket (sports.yahoo.com)
7 observations on Cubs’ series loss to Dodgers (sports.yahoo.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Carlos Hernández (43) started 33 times over parts of three seasons in Houston’s rotation, going 9-8 with a 4.54 ERA between 2001 and 2004. He struck out 136 in 170 2⁄3 frames, and held the opposition to a 1.547 WHIP.
Rylan Bannon (27) is currently on Houstons active roster, but has yet to appear in a game for the Astros.
Bryan Abreu (26) is in his fifth season in Houston’s bullpen.
Tom Dixon (68) pitched in 58 games for Houston between 1977 and 1979, going 9-13 with a 4.22 ERA.
Luis Durango (37) pinch hit and played a little center field for the 2011 Astros, going one-for-six from the plate with one walk and one RBI.
Outfielder Iván Murrell (1943-2006) appeared in 54 games for Houston between 1963 and 1968, going 18-for-107 with five RBI.
Todd Jones (55) played for eight teams over a 16-season MLB career. From 1993 through 1996, he pitched in 194 contests for the Astros, going 18-12 with 39 saves and a 3.27 ERA. Jones struck out 228 in 267 innings while maintaining a 1.330 WHIP.
Carlos Beltrán (46) was a center fielder who played for seven teams over a 20-season MLB career. In 2004 and again in 2017, he played for Houston in a total of 219 contests, hitting .243/.320/.456 with 37 jacks and 104 RBI, along with 28 stolen bases in 28 attempts.