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Astros Split With Royals, Lose Keuchel to DL

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You wouldn’t know it by their 8-2 record, but the Houston Astros took a few lumps on their latest road trip. After soaring to an eleven-game winning streak, the ‘Stros lost star pitcher Dallas Keuchel to the 10-day disabled list for the second time in as many months.

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Astros Achieve Liftoff in Arlington

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Already the hottest team in baseball, the Houston Astros used their weekend series against the Texas Rangers as so much more rocket fuel. Houston surged to its third consecutive series sweep and extended their winning streak to a season-high ten games.

The triumphant showing marks a notable reversal of one of last season’s most frustrating storylines. So far this year, the ‘Stros have wrestled six victories from Rangers in just seven games – in 2016, they managed four wins in nineteen Lone Star Series matchups.

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Brooms and Booms: Astros On A Roll

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A week ago, the Astros were reeling. This week, they’re soaring. Houston rattled off victories in six of seven games to salvage a home stand that started out on a sour note. The heroic effort – including three straight wins to sweep the Baltimore Orioles out of town over Memorial Day weekend – helped soothe the sting of a frustrating series against Cleveland.

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Cleveland Rocks Astros At Minute Maid

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Nobody said this was going to be easy. The Houston Astros hit a roadblock this week, stumbling in their attempt to run away with the American League pennant. Crucially, it was one they’ve hit before: The defending AL Champs from Cleveland.

Cleveland swept the Astros over three nail-biting games at Minute Maid Park, silencing a Houston crowd that has grown unaccustomed to losing. It marked the first time the Astros lost consecutive games since a late-April trip to – that’s right – Cleveland.

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Astros Painting Town Orange

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Sports bars the city over are buzzing. Out-of-service buses flash “Go Astros!” on their marquees. T-shirts and caps dot every street corner. Make no mistake – the Houston Astros are the talk of the town. And after the elimination of the Rockets in the NBA playoffs, they’re poised to whip the city into a frenzied baseball fever to last deep into October.

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