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Thanks to a huge night from Yuli Gurriel, Astros clinch a spot in the playoffs

With the Athletics on their toes, the Astros had to make a statement before the season ended. An 11-3 thrashing of the Angels on Friday night definitely helped their cause. With that win, the Astros clinched their third playoff spot in four seasons.

Kanye West’s Escape from Politics Reportedly Has Nothing To Do with Sneaker Sales
Friday November 02, 2018

When Kanye West decided to stop talking politics many believed it was because he was getting ready to sell something or because something he already was selling, like his sneakers, wasn’t doing well enough. TMZ reports Ye and the team around him have stated the sales on his latest sneaker was strong despite it still […]

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#AstrosWin 11-3! Postseason spot CLINCHED! pic.twitter.com/8cEx5g4R9F
— Houston Astros (@astros) September 22, 2018

There were several factors that lead to the defending World Series Champions finding their way back to the postseason. Offseason pickup Gerrit Cole had another solid outing, throwing seven innings of six-hit ball, allowing three earned runs and striking out 12. His ERA is now 2.92 on the year with a 15-5 record.
Clutch hits by the top of the order, like a George Springer home run, definitely helped. It was Yuli Gurriel, however, who lit the spark. The first baseman went 3-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBIs. One of those home runs was a grand slam in the first inning. He then hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Both home runs came off of Andrew Heaney.

Crash that killed 20 people is deadliest US transportation accident since 2009
Monday October 08, 2018

Watch Video (CNN) — A limousine carrying several couples to a birthday party failed to stop at an intersection in upstate New York and struck a parked vehicle, killing 20 people in the deadliest transportation accident in the United States in nearly a decade, according to authorities and a family member. The 2001 Ford Excursion […]

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Well that's neat! #Astros up 4-0 early vs Angels. If Yuli Gurriel hits a Grand Slam can I call it a Pineapple Blast? What do y'all think? pic.twitter.com/9vXy5bncA6
— AT&T SportsNet SW (@ATTSportsNetSW) September 22, 2018

Yuli wasn’t the only Gurriel to have a solid night at the plate. His brother, Lourdes Jr., also went deep twice. According to Elias, they are the first pair of brothers to record multi-homer games on the same day.
While the organization was toasting inside Minute Maid Park, manager AJ Hinch spoke to the media about Gurriel’s outing.
“It’s a big night for him. And to kick-start us this way with four in the first was exactly what you need to do when you’re in the position where you want to play ahead.”
The win was a much-needed one for the Astros. Tampa Bay defeated the Blue Jays earlier, allowing the Astros’ magic number to clinch go down to zero. The magic number to clinch the American League West is six. The A’s had a solid night of their own, walking-off against the Twins, 7-6.
For now, it appears the Astros are scheduled to go on a collision course against the Cleveland Indians. Even with a playoff birth to show for their efforts, the team will not slow down, not even for a second. With only a few games left, every moment counts.

Alex Bregman Trolls Nathan Eovaldi Ahead of ALCS Game 3 Matchup
Tuesday October 16, 2018

Social media is an interesting entity. Sometimes it can be used for good, other times we see its ugly side. Astros third baseman Alex Bregman likes to take advantage of its popularity, even before a big game. That is exactly what he did before the Astros’ game against the Red Sox on Wednesday, October 16. […]

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