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Astros Win World Series Rematch — But Lose Springer, McCullers

Jeff Balke joins Houston Matters to update us on local sports.

George Springer injured his hand after getting caught trying to steal second base in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.


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The Astros took two out of three games from the Dodgers over the weekend in a rematch of the 2017 World Series. But, while star shortstop Carlos Correa began his rehab assignment with Corpus Christi, the Astros lost George Springer and Lance McCullers, Jr. to injuries. And controversial new reliever Roberto Osuna joined the team but has yet to play.

Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony continues to take steps toward officially joining the Rockets. Texans training camp continues in West Virginia. And the Dynamo lost 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.

We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.