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Sports Monday: Astros Look to Advance, and Texans Edge Out the Cowboys

Jeff Balke updates Houston Matters on the latest developments in local sports.

Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting a solo home run against Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Trevor Bauer in Game 2 of the ALDS Saturday.


Dallas Keuchel starts for the Astros this afternoon in Game 3 of the ALDS as they look to sweep the Cleveland Indians and advance to the ALCS for the second consecutive year. Behind strong pitching from Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, the ‘Stros took the first two games of the series at Minute Maid Park.

Meanwhile, the Texans squeaked out another win by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 19-16 in overtime on what some think was a conservative late-game decision from Dallas coach Jason Garrett. The Texans improved their record to 2-3.

And the Rockets continued their preseason Sunday with a 108-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs as rumors continue to float around the team aggressively pursuing Tomball native Jimmy Butler.

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

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