The Angels scored four runs in the top of the 9th to beat the Royals, the Rangers won, Oakland lost, and the Mariners were off. So the Astros have a 1.5-game division lead, with FanGraphs giving them a 61.9% chance of winning the division, an 81.5% chance of making the postseason.
*George Springer's six-week checkup is scheduled for today, and Luhnow says his activation is the most important move they could make. Also, the Astros don't expect to call up more than eight players come September 1.
*Dallas Keuchel gets the start tonight, and doesn't like the extra rest.
*Here's a cool article on Bobby Dynamite - as we know him on Twitter - the Astros Train Guy.
*Jerome Solomon goes full homer on the Astros, and I love it.
*Be sure you read The Batguy's post on Chris Carter
Non-Astros Read of the Day
*Elva Zona Heaster: The Ghost Who Helped Solve Her Own Murder