Astros reduce playoff magic number to one

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By Edwin Perez www.mlb.com Houston has nearly punched its ticket to the postseason as the magic number is now one to clinch a playoff berth. It will be the sixth straight season that the Astros will play meaningful October baseball. McCullers delivered a performance worthy of locking up a spot […]

Justin Verlander tosses 5 no-hit innings in return

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By Edwin Perez www.mlb.com HOUSTON — After missing 18 days due to a right calf injury, Astros ace Justin Verlander didn’t miss a step in his return to the bump and quest to capture his third Cy Young Award, as he tossed five no-hit innings in a 5-0 victory over […]

Framber Valdez breaks MLB record with 25th straight quality start

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By Edwin Perez www.mlb.com Framber Valdez breaks MLB record with 25th straight quality start \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”framber-valdez-breaks-mlb-single-season-record-25th-straight-quality-start\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.4″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”framber-valdez-breaks-mlb-single-season-record-25th-straight-quality-start\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.4.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”framber-valdez-breaks-mlb-single-season-record-25th-straight-quality-start\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.5″:{“content”:”The historic streak was put to the test in the sixth, when he gave up two straight singles to start off the inning. Valdez — seemingly frustrated by a pitch that was called a ball near […]

Astros clinch AL top seed, home-field advantage

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By Edwin Perez www.mlb.com HOUSTON — The Astros’ playoff picture is set, but they showed that there are some things to fine-tune before the postseason starts, such as the mechanics of Framber Valdez, who struggled in the Astros’ 7-3 loss to the Rays on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. […]

Nick Maton base hit off older brother Phil Maton

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By Edwin Perez www.mlb.com Nick Maton base hit off older brother Phil Maton \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”nick-maton-base-hit-off-older-brother-phil-maton\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.11″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”nick-maton-base-hit-off-older-brother-phil-maton\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.11.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”nick-maton-base-hit-off-older-brother-phil-maton\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.12″:{“content”:”“It was super exciting,” Nick said. “I kind of just wanted to treat it as another at-bat. Once I got up there, it definitely wasn’t like that. It felt like we were in the backyard. Just seeing […]

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