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Houston Astros News
Houston Astros: Cristian Javier adapts against Boston Red Sox (houstonchronicle.com)
True confessions of an Astros’ fan (chipalatta.com)
AL West News
Royals look to end road slide, play the Athletics (foxsports.com)
Brent Rooker’s blast gives A’s walk-off win over Royals (reuters.com)
Reds visit the Angels to open 3-game series (recorderonline.com)
Angels, Reds ready to start series a day late (deadspin.com)
Mariners seek 8th straight win, visit White Sox (sportsnaut.com)
Mariners take it easy for once, cruise to 14-2 victory to open series over White Sox (lookoutlanding.com)
Rangers bring 5-game losing streak into matchup against the Diamondbacks (kentuckytoday.com)
D-backs’ Tommy Pham walks off Rangers in extra-inning comeback (arizonasports.com)
MLB News (mlb.com)
Hot streaks vault duo up latest Rookie Power Rankings — Hunter Brown is 10th. Yainer Díaz and JP France are not on the list.
Houston Astros Birthdays
LHP Randy Wolf (47) enjoyed a 16-season major league career between eight teams. That includes a hitch with Houston post-trade-deadline in 2008. In 12 starts he struck out 57 in 70 2⁄3 innings, with a 1.302 WHIP and a 4.00 FIP.
RHP Hipólito Pichardo (54) closed out his 10-season MLB career with the Astros in 2002. He faced six batters, made 24 pitches and gave up two walks, three hits and three earned runs, retiring one batter in a 7-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on May 7.