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Martinez continues hot streak, guides Astros to 3-0 win against…

Martinez continues hot streak, guides Astros to 3-0 win against Cubs

chron.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
Lucas Harrell was outstanding, finishing his season with six scoreless innings and two hits allowed. The bullpen tossed three perfect innings, combining with Harrell for a run of 18 straight outs to end the game.
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  • Photos: Astros-Cubs (Oct. 1-3)

    Photos: Astros-Cubs (Oct. 1-3)

    chron.com yahoo.com Oct 1, 2012
    See the best photos from the Astros' last series of the season at Wrigley Field.
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  • DeFrancesco to savor memories as team's skipper

    DeFrancesco to savor memories as team's skipper

    MLB.com Oct 1, 2012
    Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco admitted he'll probably get a little emotional Wednesday, which will be his last game at the helm of the club. He was chosen to be the interim manager for the final 41 games, but Nationals third-base coach Bo Port…
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  • Astros announce launch event to show off new look

    Astros announce launch event to show off new look

    MLB.com Oct 1, 2012
    The Astros will reveal the team's new uniforms, logos, color schemes and mascot for the 2013 season at a launch party at 5 p.m. Nov. 2 on the field at Minute Maid Park. Admission to the party is free, but it does require an entrance voucher, which are a…
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  • Astros already making preparations for move to AL

    Astros already making preparations for move to AL

    MLB.com Oct 1, 2012
    With three games remaining as a National League team, Astros players and officials are starting to consider exactly what needs to be done before Houston takes the field as an AL club on April 2 at Minute Maid Park.
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