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

Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.


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.