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Houston Astros look like the real deal, but season will tell
Houston Astros look like the real deal, but season will tell

The Houston Astros, four days removed from an eye-opening 10-game win streak, arrived in Anaheim on Thursday sporting an American League-best 18-10 record, a five-game division lead and an intriguing roster that has fans and media members around the country wondering, “Are these guys for real?” The question could take months to answer, but the fact it's even being raised is a testament to how far they've come since their three straight 100-loss seasons from 2011 to 2013 and the strip-down and rebuilding process that ensued. “It's satisfying to be relevant again,” Houston General Manager Jeff Luhnow said before Thursday night's 3-2 win against the...

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