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Despite Losing Streak, Astros Wrap Up Surprising First Half

Major League Baseball’s All-Star break couldn’t come soon enough for the Houston Astros. The surprise of the league this year, the ‘Stros have been in first place in the American League West for most of the season, but had an atrocious week, dropping six in a row to Cleveland and Tampa Bay and now find […]

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Major League Baseball’s All-Star break couldn’t come soon enough for the Houston Astros. The surprise of the league this year, the ‘Stros have been in first place in the American League West for most of the season, but had an atrocious week, dropping six in a row to Cleveland and Tampa Bay and now find themselves a half game out of first in the division.

Still, it’s been a remarkable first half for the Astros. We review it and discuss Astros all-stars Jose Altuve and Dallas Keuchel with Evan Drellich, who covers the Astros for the Houston Chronicle, and is at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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