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Houston Astros (81-47)


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Astros defend decision to restrict reporter from clubhouse

HOUSTON (AP) Amid criticism from Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros on Thursday defended the team's decision to deny a newspaper reporter access to the clubhouse until after ace pitcher Justin Verlander finished his postgame session with the media.

MLB said Wednesday night's incident violated its media guidelines and the Detroit Free Press said barring its reporter, Anthony Fenech, was "intolerable."

Verlander, who played for Detroit for 13 seasons, had just pitched a two-hitter in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers. The Astros opened their clubhouse at 9:35 p.m. As the rest of the media was allowed to enter, Fenech, who has a credential issued by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, was stopped by three Astros security officials.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Brantley.334
HR: A. Bregman30
RBI: Y. Gurriel88
SB: J. Marisnick10
W: J. Verlander15
ERA: J. Verlander2.77
Saves: R. Osuna29
K: J. Verlander239
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .273 (2)
Runs: 697 (5)
Hits: 1207 (3)
Home Runs: 216 (4)
Stolen Bases: 52 (17)
OBP: .349 (1)
SLG: .486 (3)
Total Bases: 2146 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.72 (4)
Runs Allowed: 516 (4)
Saves: 33 (11)
Strikeouts: 1291 (1)
OpBA: .222 (1)
OBP: .285 (2)
SLG: .404 (4)
Run Support: 5.45 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/21 C. Correa Placed on 10-Day IL (Back discomfort)
8/21 A. Sanchez Placed on 10-Day IL (Sore right pectoral)
8/21 C. Sneed Called Up from Minors
8/21 M. Straw Called Up from Minors
8/19 J. Mayfield Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/21 C. Correa Back discomfort (on 10-day IL)
8/21 A. Sanchez Sore right pectoral (on 10-day IL)
8/17 A. Díaz Illness (on 10-day IL)
7/27 R. Pressly Right knee contusion (10-day IL)
7/22 J. James Right shoulder soreness (on 10-day IL)
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