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Sports Monday: Astros Remain in First, and Texans Prepare for the Patriots

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


Alex Bregman homered in his third straight game on Monday against Minnesota.


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The Houston Astros start the day with a 2.5 game lead over Oakland in the AL West, after taking two of three in a series against the A's last week and splitting a four-game weekend set with the Angels.

Plus, the Texans prepare for their season opener in New England on Sunday, after defeating the Dallas Cowboys 14-6 in their final preseason game.

And the Rockets traded forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton to the Phoenix Suns late last week for forward Marquesse Chriss and guard Brandon Knight.

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

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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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