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Game time: Exploring the Astros’ love of video games

George Springer enjoys a friendly rivalry with Will Harris when it comes to sports games while a large group of Astros play "Clash Royale" religiously.  To learn more about the Astros' video game habits, check out Hunter Atkins' feature on HoustonChronicle.com..

Puig, Grandal power Dodgers past Mets 8-2 and into 1st place

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Yasmani Grandal added two solo shots and the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers took over first place in the NL West by battering New York Mets pitching again for an 8-2 victory Wednesday night. Hill (4-3) gave up a leadoff home run to Curtis Granderson and a double to Wilmer Flores, but then held the Mets scoreless.

After adjusting to heavy dosage of sliders, Astros’ Alex Bregman heating up

After adjusting to heavy dosage of sliders, Astros' Alex Bregman heating up. The Astros' 23-year-old third baseman, whose production has hovered around league average this year, feels like he's finally adjusted.

Dyson sparks Mariners to a 7-5 comeback win over Tigers

SEATTLE (AP) — Jarrod Dyson's bunt single broke up Justin Verlander's bid for a perfect game in the sixth inning Wednesday night and sparked the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 comeback win over the Detroit Tigers. Mike Zunino walked and Jean Segura, just activated from the disabled list, followed with a broken-bat single to load the bases.

Mike Fiers wins 4th straight decision as Astros beat A’s 5-1

(AP) — Carlos Correa homered, Mike Fiers struck out five over six innings to win his fourth straight decision, and the majors-best Houston Astros won for the ninth straight time in Oakland, beating the Athletics 5-1 on Wednesday night. Evan Gattis hit a two-run single in the sixth to break a scoreless tie and back Fiers (5-2).

Mike Fiers continues season turnaround in Astros’ win over Athletics

After dropping his arm angle slightly and throwing his curveball two mph harder, Fiers has kept the ball in the park in each of those five starts after allowing a major league-worst 18 in his first nine outings. The Astros' bats were shut down for five innings by A's starter Sean Manaea before breaking out for five singles in a three-run sixth.

D’back’s 10-run 4th keys 16-5 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched six solid innings and slapped an RBI single during Arizona's biggest inning ever on the road — a 10-run fourth — and the Diamondbacks went on to beat the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Wednesday night. Shaking off Tuesday's tough loss in which Colorado rallied late for a one-run win, the Diamondbacks sent 14 men to the plate and pounded out nine hits, including a two-run double and RBI single by Brandon Drury in his two at-bats in the inning.

Matt Kemp’s 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Giants 5-3

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer off Cory Gearrin in the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Gearrin (1-2) walked Nick Markakis with one out before Kemp's homer barely cleared the right field wall..

Carrasco strikes out 10 as Indians beat skidding Orioles 5-1

Both teams play sound defense, and each has a veteran manager in the dugout. Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 , Francisco Lindor homered and the Indians defeated the skidding Orioles 5-1 Wednesday night for their seventh win in eight games.

Blue Jays hold on for 7-5 win over Rangers after 6-run 1st

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Darwin Barney's two-run homer capped a six-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays held on for a 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. San Diego's opening day starter in 2016 missed the rest of the season because of right shoulder issues, then was out to start this season while recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

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