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Houston Astros News
Astros rally past Guardians, now half-game out of first (Reuters.com)
J.P. France: The Surprising Rookie Spark for the Houston Astros (bvmsports.com)
Houston Astros’ Yordan Alvarez not in top form, still producing (houstonchronicle.com)
MLB Rumors: Aggressive Astros, Orioles buzz, Yankees selling (fansided.com)
An Astros’ trade deadline what if… (chipalatta.com)
Astros Claim Jake Cousins From Brewers, Designate Blake Taylor (mlbtraderumors.com)
AL West News
Rangers bring 3-game losing streak into matchup with the White Sox (palestineheraldpress.com)
Max Scherzer costs Texas Rangers $22.5 million (fultonsun.com)
The Texas Rangers Are All in for 2023 (dallasnews.com)
Red Sox look to end 3-game skid, play the Mariners (santamariatimes.com)
Fill-in starter Chase Silseth, Angels shut down Braves (Reuters.com)
LA Angels hit three home runs to defeat MLB-leading Atlanta Braves (dailymail.co.uk)
Oakland A’s 2023 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: You should trade for Tony Kemp! (whitecleatbeat.com)
Oakland mayor undaunted in quest to keep A’s as Vegas relocation advances – The Nevada Independent (thenevadaindependent.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Utility infielder Aledmys Díaz (33) played for Houston from 2019 through 2022. In 262 games, he hit .255/.313/.424 with 32 jacks and 129 RBI.
RHP Travis Driskill (52) appeared in three games for Houston in 2005 and 2007, striking out six over seven innings.
OF Greg Gross (71) played 17 seasons in the majors. He started (1973-1976) and ended (1989) his career with the Astros. Gross appeared in 490 games and hit .293 with no home runs but way fewer strikeouts than walks. 218-to-125 if you can believe it.
Backstop Milt May (73) played in 238 games for Houston in 1974 and 1975, hitting .265. May based 11 home runs with 106 RBI during his time with the Astros, and threw out 40 percent of base stealers.