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Houston Sports: Win Streak Ends For The Astros, And Simone Biles Makes History

Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Michael Brantley celebrates with George Springer after scoring in Sunday’s loss to the Orioles.


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The Baltimore Orioles rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to end the Astros’ eight-game win streak. Before that, on Saturday, rookie star Yordan Alvarez hit three home runs as the ‘Stros clobbered Orioles 23-2. And the team announced it’s extending protective netting at Minute Maid Park.

Plus, Simone Biles made history, wining her sixth U.S. gymnastics championship Sunday. The four-time Olympic gold medalist from Spring is not just dominating gymnastics right now, she's pushing the boundaries of excellence.

In soccer, the Dash defeated the Orlando Pride 1-0 Saturday while the Dynamo lost to Philadelphia 2-1 Sunday.

And the Texans lost to the Green Bay Pakers 28-26 in their first preseason game.

In the audio above, writer Jeff Balke discusses those and other developments in Houston sports.