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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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