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Houston Astros News
Twins host Astros, Jeremy Pena in home opener (deadspin.com)
Houston Astros: It’s no video game, but Dusty Baker makes right moves (houstonchronicle.com)
AL West News
Myles Straw leads Cleveland Guardians in series win against Oakland A’s (factoryofsadness.co)
Rangers getting plenty of relief after spending on starters (foxsports.com)
Time clock or not, Opening Day for Detroit Tigers moves at its own pace (detroitnews.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Right-handed reliever Chia-Jen Lo (37) joined the 2013 version of the Houston Astros and pitched in 19 contests. He struck out 16 in 19 1⁄3 innings, and held opponents to a .203 batting average. He also walked 13 batters, which comes out to just over six per nine innings.