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History Earned: The Astros Are World Champions

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Four years ago, the Houston Astros lost 111 games and finished a staggering 45 games out of first place. That’s a long hill to climb, but Houston knew it was in good hands. The team had recently hired Jeff Luhnow as general manager, and his blueprint for building a supertanker of a franchise included some lean years. The payoff, Luhnow said, would be worth the wait.

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Astros Even Series in Bonkers Game 2

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Whatever you were expecting from Game 2, you weren’t expecting this. After one of the most dramatic postseason games in recent memory, the Astros are heading home with a coveted road win. With the series tied 1-1, Houston carries some pleasant momentum into their upcoming three-game home stand. It took no shortage of small miracles to get them there.

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Astros Edge Sox To Advance To ALCS

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This was October baseball at its best.

The Astros and Red Sox traded barbs over nine pulse-quickening innings at Fenway Park this afternoon. In the end, it was the Astros who emerged victorious in the see-saw affair. Their win sealed the American League Division Series in Houston’s favor and eliminated the Red Sox from the 2017 postseason.

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Astros Take On Scuffling Sox In Chicago

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The Houston Astros may have finally built some positive second-half momentum. After stumbling out of the All-Star break to a 9-10 record, the ‘Stros took two of three from the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, including a thrilling 7-6 walk-off victory on Sunday night. The offense broke out for four runs in the bottom of the ninth against Toronto All-Star Roberto Osuna, making a winner of Francis Martes and salvaging an uneven start from Mike Fiers.

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Injuries Mounting For Astros

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For the first half of the year, it was the pitching staff.

Now it’s the hitters’ turn.

The Astros roster has taken a hit lately, as a rash of ill-timed injuries has felled a number of key cogs in the Houston offense. The onslaught started last week, when 22-year-old shortstop wunderkind Carlos Correa ripped through a ligament in his left thumb while taking a mighty swing. Correa’s expected to miss six to eight weeks. It’s a tough blow, but we wrote at the time that the Astros were well-positioned to cover their star’s extended absence.

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Houston Completes Two-Game Sweep In Atlanta

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The Houston Astros would like to request a scheduling change from Major League Baseball: They’d like to stay in Atlanta a while longer. And after their offense exploded for 26 runs in two games at the newly-opened SunTrust Park, who can blame them?

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By George!

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By most measures, the Houston Astros have the best offense in baseball. They slug balls over the fence like no one else, they work counts and draw walks, and they’ve made a habit of not striking out. There’s no such thing as an easy out in this lineup, and that starts at the top – leadoff man George Springer is in the midst of a career year.

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Burning Down The House

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On May 27, the Houston Astros removed a struggling Mike Fiers from their starting rotation and deposited the 32-year-old veteran into the bullpen. It was, without doubt, a demoralizing blow for the right-handed hurler. Fiers has been a serviceable major league starter for the Astros in the past, and has even flirted with stretches of dominance. But after he limped to a 5.21 ERA and a major league-leading 18 home runs allowed to start 2017, AJ Hinch and the Astros had seen enough.

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