While You Weren't Watching, the Houston Astros Took Over First Place

Look, I know that there are seemingly more important sporting events occurring in Houston besides an early season Houston Astros game. There's that whole NFL draft thing where a mediocre team strives to remain solidly mired in the mediocrity that it has found so comforting (and profitable) since its founding. Then there's the basketball team that fired its social media director (and won a playoff series for the first time since dinosaurs roamed the earth).

But gather round and listen up. Forget about the Texans. Forget about the Rockets. It's time to start paying some attention to the Houston Astros because the Houston Astros are winning baseball games. After last night's 3-2 10th-inning win over the Seattle Mariners the Astros are 15-7 on the season. They've won seven straight games. And they are in first place in the AL West.

Let's repeat that: the Astros are in first place. Did you hear me? The Houston Astros are in first place!

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John Royal is a native Houstonian who graduated from the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. In his day job he is a complex litigation attorney. In his night job he writes about Houston sports for the Houston Press.
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