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Yanks set opening payroll record at $230M Updated Apr 1, 2013
The New York Yankees set a record for baseball's highest opening-day payroll at $230.4 million, almost 10 times what the Houston Astros are paying their players.
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  • Astros’ Crane says talks ongoing as deadline nears for CSN Houston resolution Apr 1, 2013
    Astros owner Jim Crane said Monday there were a “couple conference calls” in an attempt to resolve long-stalled CSN Houston carrier negotiations and avoid a three-team blackout in 60 percent of the Houston-area TV market. The Astros play the Rangers a
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  • Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will miss Astros in the NL Apr 1, 2013
    Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who grew up as a Rangers fans, is one of many major leaguers from Texas who will miss the Astros in the National League. After Kershaw’s brilliant opening day outing against the Giants, it’s probably good the t
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  • Astros set assignments for minor leaguers Apr 1, 2013
    The Astros have set their preliminary 2013 minor league rosters for four of their affiliates, Oklahoma City (AAA), Corpus Christi (AA), Lancaster (A) and Quad Cities (A). OKLAHOMA CITY: Pitchers: Kevin Chapman, Jose Cisnero, Paul Clemens, Jarred Cosart,…
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  • Erik Bedard gets save: Houston Astros’ fifth starter goes final 3 1/3 innings opening night Apr 1, 2013
    The Houston Astros obviously are going to do things differently now that they're in American League. On opening day, they used one of their starting pitchers to get the save. Erik Bedard, whose turn in the rotation isn't scheduled to come until next wee…
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  • Opening victory is bold step for Porter, Astros Apr 1, 2013
    To a franchise like the Astros, little moments are important. This Opening Night, with an 8-2 win over the Rangers, was one of those.
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  • 2013 Astros: Surprises, disappointments, predictions and questions Apr 1, 2013
    For the first time since 2006, the Astros won a season opener. And optimism abounds. No one is predicting playoffs and division titles, but there is a level of excitement as youth is served amidst a handful of veterans seeking to carry a rebuilding - oo
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  • Maxwell shines with the bat, glove and feet Apr 1, 2013
    With a pair of triples and two sensational grabs in center fielder, Justin Maxwell took much of the spotlight Sunday night as the Astros introduced themselves to the American League with an 8-2 rout over the Texas Rangers. Rangers ace Matt Harrison was …
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  • Rangers' new AL West rival delivers opening blow Apr 1, 2013
    Matt Harrison tied a career high with nine strikeouts on Sunday, but he allowed six runs and the Rangers fell, 8-2, to the Astros on Opening Night at Minute Maid Park, ending Texas' streak of season-opening wins at four.
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