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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 9, 2023

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Houston Astros News

Kyle Tucker leads Astros past Orioles with 9th inning grand slam (

MLB playoff schedule: Dates for Astros fans to circle on calendar (

Astros: Kyle Tucker hits HR off of Felix Bautista that’s first of its kind in 110 years (

Astros 2023: A couple “myths”? (

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde ejected vs. Astros after play at first: ‘Didn’t think it was necessary to throw me out’ (

Orioles crumble late in Astros opener as fans chant for Kevin Brown (

AL West News

Oakland Athletics

Rangers look to extend win streak, take on the Athletics (

JP Sears aiming for 30 starts in first full season with Athletics (

Marcus Semien’s passionate response to A’s potential Vegas move (

Los Angeles Angels

MLB fans troll the Angels as $200,000,000 team celebrates a win after 7 continuous losses: “When’s the parade?” (

Angels News: Recently DFA’d Halos Reliever Claimed by AL’s Best Team (

To a man, Giants would love to have Shohei Ohtani as a teammate (

Texas Rangers

How Rangers ignited an AL arms race at the trade deadline - ESPN (

Scherzer’s ‘beautiful game’ pushes win streak to 8 (

Rangers hope 2nd ace trade pickup can spark sweep of A’s (

Should the Rangers Use a Six Man Rotation (

Seattle Mariners

Julio Rodriguez Fools Everyone With Epic Home Run Robbery (

Seattle Mariners to Call Up Top Pitching Prospect Emerson Hancock from Double-A Arkansas (

Salk: What 3 kinds of bias have to do with Seattle Mariners’ season (

MLB News (

25 years ago today: The greatest HR robbery of all time?

Urías’ gem in AZ an inspiration for LLWS countrymen

Luisangel Acuña emulating All-Star big bro in journey to the bigs

Pillar helps Braves rally after Acuña avoids injury

These are the 10 hottest rookies over the past 30 days

Here’s why Braves’ lineup is one of the deepest ever

J-Rod reveals he robbed homer, but not until Tatis started his trot

Houston Astros Birthdays

Corner infielder Mike Lamb (48) played for the Astros from 2004 through 2007, slashing .281/.342/.464 with 49 jacks and 196 RBI.

RHP Bob Scanlan (57) pitched 27 times out of the bullpen for the 1998 Astros. He posted a 3.08 ERA and struck out only nine in 26 13 innings. His 1.405 WHIP was the second-best mark he posted through his nine-season MLB career.

CF Tommie Agee (1942-2001) played 84 games for the 1973 Astros, hitting .235 with eight home runs and 15 RBI.

LHP Claude Osteen (84) made 23 appearances for the 1974 Astros, including 21 starts. He was 9-9 with a 3.71 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 138 13 innings.

OF Román Mejias (1925-2023) appeared in 146 games for the nascent 1962 Houston Colt .45s. As a mainstay of their inaugural outfield, he slashed .286/.326/.445 with 24 home runs, 76 RBI, and 12 stolen bases.