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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 28, 2023

Houston is still in charge of their own destiny, in that if they win every game they will be in the postseason as the AL West Champs.

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Houston Astros News

Jeremy Peña on his five-hit game | 08/27/2023 (

Astros’ Justin Verlander, Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera share ‘cool’ moment (

Red Sox goal versus Astros: Remain viable threat (

Wild Card Roundup: Blue Jays 2.5 games back of playoff spot after Astros’ win (

Astros tie franchise record with 25 hits in rout of Detroit (

Why the Astros are struggling this year (

Verlander, Miggy share salute before final faceoff (

AL West News

Kaval lists surprise ballpark among A’s interim stadium options (

Sparkling Clevinger strikes out 10 as White Sox beat Oakland Athletics 6-1 (

Seattle Mariners alone in AL West lead after sweeping Royals (

Kansas City Royals can’t fend off Seattle Mariners’ sweep (this one was closer, though) (

Twins outlast Rangers in 13-inning marathon on Michael A. Taylor’s bases-loaded walk (

Rocco Baldelli ‘had chills’ watching Twins 7-6 comeback win over Texas (

Mets scoreboard operator sends hilarious plea to Shohei Ohtani (

The Angels lost control of their destiny. Shohei Ohtani still controls his. (

MLB News (

Elly uncorks 99.7 mph laser to thwart Carroll’s inside-the-park HR bid

California wins Little League World Series on walk-off HR

This HR’s landing spot might be the 1st of its kind

Brewers take 8-game win streak into NL Central showdown

Syndergaard DFA’d by Guardians

Dominant Dodgers duo helps power series win at Fenway

Yanks-Rays tensions flare after Arozarena gets drilled

Look at Houston’s Minor League System

Baez’s Three-Run Bomb Lands Fayetteville Fifth Road Win in Kinston (

Brooklyn Batters Asheville to Secure Fourth-Straight Win (

Astros GM Dana Brown: Michael Brantley Could Be Back in Lineup by Tuesday (

CC Pen Powers Extra-Inning Win (

And as always, check out our own Prospect Report, written daily by Jimmy Price.

Houston Astros Birthdays

3B Matt Dominguez (34) played in 340 games for Houston between 2012 and 2014. He hit .233/.274/.376 with 42 home runs and 150 RBI.

RHP Will Harris (39) pitched for the Astros from 2015 through 2019. In 309 trips out of the bullpen, he struck out 315 in 297 frames, racking up an elite 0.987 WHIP and a 2.36 ERA. He made the 2016 All-Star Team.