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Houston Astros News
Here are some refreshingly candid solutions to treat Astros ails (Houston.sportsmap.com)
Deep Dive: Astros biggest issue is one no one saw coming (fansided.com)
Astros hope offensive punch is coming shortly down the road (houstonchronicle.com)
Dana Brown on @SportsTalk790 on Michael Brantley: “He should be here probably by the (May) ninth…or a day or two sooner.”— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) May 3, 2023
AL West News
With a sigh of relief, Mariners win 5-3 to sweep Oakland (lookoutlanding.com)
Salk: Biggest reason for Mariners’ hitting woes? Look to top of lineup (sports.mynorthwest.com)
OAKLAND A’S FANS CHANT ‘SELL THE TEAM’ DURING HOME GAME (outkick.com)
Sandy León recalls harrowing day young daughter fell in pool (wfaa.com)
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18-12 - Rangers bungle late innings, drop finale to Arizona (lonestarball.com
Other Baseball News
Houston Astros Birthdays
Bob Cerv (1925-2017) had a 12-season MLB career. In his final year, he joined the Houston Colt .45s for 19 games, going seven-for-31 with two jacks.
Shortstop Don Buddin (1934-2011) appeared in 40 games for the 1962 team as well. He hit just .229 but had an OBP of .385 due to plate discipline, walking 20 times in 106 PA.
Infielder Tommy Helms (82) played for Houston from 1972 through 1975, hitting .269/.309/.348 with 14 home runs and 185 RBI in 486 games.