J.B. Bukauskas' light blue eyes gleamed brighter when he peered out of the home dugout and at the stadium lights at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. The Astros' 15th overall selection in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on June 12 is making his first visit to the Houston ballpark this weekend. Bukauskas' parents and girlfriend, Dani, accompanied him.
Astros rookie outfielder Derek Fisher broke an 0-for-9 slump in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Mariners, which lowered the Astros' magic number to clinch the American League West Division to one game. Fisher, batting ninth and starting his first game since Sept. 9, impressively slashed a low-and-inside fastball the other way for a double up the left-field line to drive in the first run. He went on to score two runs and hit another double.
Astros starter Charlie Morton had befallen some misfortune in three starts against the Mariners this season: he matched up with towering southpaw James Paxton. Paxton had pacified the American League's most prolific offense at its height, when the Astros were 31 games over .500, and amassed a 0.45 ERA in 20 innings. The Astros have lost steam since then, becoming less potent, more inconsistent and seemingly easier to defeat for a pitcher so unforgiving as Paxton. But Paxton has diminished, too.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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