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Astros Crawfish Boil: Friday, April 7, 2023

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Welcome to the Friday Boil!

Houston Astros News

Mark Wahlberg says he’s willing to donate his thumb to Astros star Jose Altuve (

Twins host Astros, Jeremy Pena in home opener (

Houston Astros prospects off to strong start at Triple-A Sugar Land (

Good, bad and ugly from Houston Astros’ first homestand (

Houston Astros: It’s no video game, but Dusty Baker makes right moves (

Can Yankees finally beat Astros in postseason? ESPN makes a prediction … (

What is Cesar Salazar’s nationality? New Houston Astros catcher’s place of birth and early life explored (

AL West News

Another Brutal Break For This Seattle Mariners First Baseman (

Seattle police arrest suspect linked to woman who disappeared after Mariners game last Friday (

How Angels, Train bonded over an unlikely team anthem: ‘It’s pretty emotional for me’ (

Patrick Sandoval likes Angels’ run support with Blue Jays up next (

Oakland Athletics Pitcher Trevor May Wants to See Pitch Clock Changed (

Myles Straw leads Cleveland Guardians in series win against Oakland A’s (

Rangers getting plenty of relief after spending on starters (

The Regional Sports Network Crisis: What Will Happen to the Texas Rangers? (

MLB News

Aggressive prep underway to get Target Field ready for opening day (

Time clock or not, Opening Day for Detroit Tigers moves at its own pace (

Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen Calls For ‘Blackout’ For Home Opener (

Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. talks MLB The Show 23 and his ‘mission’ to beat the Yankees (

Michael Harris exits game with lower back tightness B

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 13 innings, and held opponents to a .203 batting average. He also walked 13 batters, which comes out to just over six per nine innings.