The Astros have opened a 10-game trip with four straight wins over Texas

A trip to Oakland provides a homecoming of sorts for Astros catcher Max Stassi, a Northern California native who took advantage of an injury to starter Brian McCann last month to carve out more of a regular role with the club.
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He went 4-for-9 with two doubles on Houston’s last trip to Oakland, and Saturday registered one of his personal highlights with a 466-foot home run, the longest of his career, against Texas.

You catch a winner and get a hit, as a catcher, you feel pretty good about your night, noted Astros manager A.J. Hinch, himself a former catcher. You catch a winner and hit a homer, you feel that much better.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals return home Tuesday night to open an eight-game homestand.

Normally Kauffman Stadium would be a welcome sight to the struggling Royals after dropping Authentic Ricky Wagner Jersey six of seven games on a California trip to Anaheim and Oakland, but not anymore.

Thanks to the moves overseen by General Manager John Dorsey this offseason, Jackson thinks he has a roster suited to that task. Jackson believes the players brought into the team a good mix when it comes to previous NFL Ricky Wagner Jersey success and players still on their way up as well. He also believes they are more talented across the board.

If you look across the locker room, every position group has been upgraded with more talent, Jackson said, via Albert Breer of It’s everywhere. That in itself, when you look from one guy to the next, they can see it, there’s been more talent brought on to this football team. … I’ve been in this for a while, so there are things you can tell. I’m not ever going to say our team is not good enough, or we’re not this or not that. We’ll know when we get to training camp. But I do know there’s talent on this football team. And I think that’s obvious. If you look around the roster, there’s been some players who’ve been really good players on other teams.