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Sports Monday: Astros Win Weekend Series In Boston, Rockets Make A Coaching Move

Jeff Balke updates us on the latest developments in Houston sports.

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Carlos Correa and George Springer celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

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While the Astros' second ten-game winning streak of the season came to an end Sunday, the team did take two out of three from the defending champion Boston Red Sox over the weekend in a rematch of last year's ALCS.

The Astros have looked dominate as of late, despite dealing with some injuries. George Springer left Sunday’s game with stiffness in his back. And Jose Altuve remains out with a hamstring injury. The team begins a ten-game home stand tonight with the Chicago White Sox.

Meanwhile, the Rockets are reportedly discussing a contract extension for head coach Mike D’Antoni and have parted ways with assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Plus, June Jones was named as the new head coach for Houston’s new XFL team, which begins play in 2020. And the Dynamo got two goals in two minutes to beat D.C. United Saturday.

In the audio above, Jeff Balke discusses those and other Houston sports stories. He writes for Houstonia and Houston Press.

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