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Altuve homers, but Astros drop 3rd straight
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Steven Souza Jr. went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning to lead the Rays to their third consecutive win, 5-3, and a series victory over the first-place Astros on Thursday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros farm ranked among MLB's Top 10
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Now that the Trade Deadline has passed, and prospects have changed hands, MLB Pipeline re-ranks the top 10 farm systems in baseball, led by the White Sox, Braves and Padres.

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Altuve, Gurriel nab AL honors for July
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Houston’s star players continue to collect hardware, with Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel named the American League’s Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month, respectively, on Wednesday.

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McHugh takes the hill for finale vs. Rays
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The Rays and Astros will close out their four-game set at Minute Maid Park on Thursday night. Left-hander Blake Snell starts for the Rays, and right-hander Collin McHugh takes the hill for the Astros.

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Despite loss, Keuchel moving in right direction
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Though Dallas Keuchel was handed his first loss since August 2016 on Wednesday when the Astros were shut out by the Rays, 3-0, at Minute Maid Park, it was a step in the right direction as the struggling ace works toward his usual dominant form, manager A.J. Hinch said.

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Astros blanked in Keuchel's first loss since '16
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The Rays handed Dallas Keuchel his first loss in nearly a full calendar year, rolling through Houston’s ace and the Astros’ bullpen for a 3-0 win on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros pit Keuchel against Rays' Pruitt
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Dallas Keuchel will make his second start since returning from the disabled list when the Astros face Austin Pruitt and the Rays in the third game of their four-game series on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros' quest for 70th win delayed by Rays
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Before Astros starter Mike Fiers threw his first 20 pitches, Evan Longoria used the home run portion of his first career cycle to take Fiers deep, as did Logan Morrison in the next at-bat, sending the Rays on their way to 6-4 win on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park and evening the four-game series at […]

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Hinch welcomes Liriano to the fold
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Although Francisco Liriano had been with the Astros for less than a day at Minute Maid Park, manager A.J. Hinch delighted in meeting the newly acquired reliever for the first time on Tuesday.

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Deadline a dud, but Keuchel's hopes high
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Left-hander Dallas Keuchel, currently the Astros’ longest-tenured pitcher, expressed frustration Tuesday that the team wasn’t able to land a big-ticket pitcher prior to Monday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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Fiers, Archer set to square off in Houston
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The second game of a four-game series between potential postseason opponents Tampa Bay and Houston takes place Tuesday at Minute Maid Park, with the Rays’ Chris Archer squaring off against the Astros’ Mike Fiers.

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Fisher's role expands after Aoki trade
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To Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, Derek Fisher is here to stay. The Astros traded outfielders Norichika Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez to Toronto for bullpen support in Francisco Liriano, providing yet another opportunity for Fisher, the Astros’ No. 4 prospect, who has made the most of his time in the Majors this season.

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