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Houston Astros News
José Abreu’s long-awaited resurgence could spark Astros offense (theathletic.com)
Yordan Alvarez Out At Least Four Weeks (mlbtraderumors.com)
Astros’ Yordan Alvarez Could Be Out into July amid Oblique Injury Recovery (bleacherreport.com)
Astros aim for another power display vs. Nationals (sportsnaut.com)
Houston Astros’ Jose Abreu hits career milestone during strong stretch (houstonchronicle.com)
AL West News
Rangers Ready for Heavyweight Matchup against Angels Thursday (dallassportsfanatic.com)
3 reasons why the Angels are still in the running and 2 why they’re not (halohangout.com)
Carlos Estevez earns save in Angels’ win (fantasypros.com)
Sarris: For one night, baseball worked in Oakland. Could it again? (theathletic.com)
Oakland A’s fans gather to send MLB, ownership a message (theathletic.com)
Bill To Help Finance Las Vegas Ballpark Passes Nevada Senate (kslsports.com)
Bottoms up: Mariners bid for series sweep of Marlins (sportsnaut.com)
Cincinnati Reds beat Kansas City Royals for another series win (Cincinnati.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Outfielder John Weekly (1937-1974) appeared in 53 games for the Houston Colt .45s from 1962 through 1964, hitting .207 with five jacks.
Peter Munro (48) pitched in 80 contests for the Astros between 2002 and 2004. He struck out 135 in 234 1⁄3 innings, putting up a 1.481 WHIP and a 4.38 FIP.
Jesús Guzmán (39) played first base, left field, and third base for the 2014 Astros, hitting .188 with two home runs in 69 games.
Hector Neris (34) is a 10-season vet, and joined the Astros beginning last season after playing his first eight seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies. He’s 9-6 with a 3.05 ERA, a 2.63 FIP, a 1.029 WHIP, and 10.7 K/9 in 91 1⁄3 innings for Houston, including a 1.38 ERA this year.