La Russa v. Twitter

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I hadn’t seen this when it was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, but apparently Tony La Russa is not a fan of the guy who made a fake Twitter page about him and has filed a lawsuit. The filing prompted Twitter to immediately remove the fake page, but the suit remains pending.

I have no idea what the law is here, though I presume that it falls
closer to the land of cybersquatting than it does identity theft or
anything like that. Whoever put up the fake page, however, probably
didn’t realize that (a) Tony La Russa is a lawyer; and (b) Tony La
Russa doesn’t appear to have any sense of humor whatsoever.

In other words, the lawsuit probably shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise.

(thanks to Levi Stahl for the heads up)

Astros extend winning streak to 11 games

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The Astros rallied late to keep their winning streak alive, extending it to 11 games with a 7-4 victory over the Royals on Sunday afternoon. The club is now 48-25, leading the Mariners by a full game in the AL West.

The Royals took a 4-2 lead after three innings, but Brian McCann knocked in a run with a single in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to one run. Carlos Correa hit a game-tying solo home run in the eighth. The Astros kept their foot on the gas, scoring two more runs on RBI singles from Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez in the top of the eighth and another in the top of the ninth on Correa’s sacrifice fly.

Starter Lance McCullers allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings. Tony Sipp worked a scoreless seventh. Ken Giles did the same in the eighth. Hector Rondon finished off the win in the ninth, working around a one-out walk with a game-ending double play.

After winning all 10 games on their road trip against the Rangers, Athletics, and Royals, the Astros will head home for a nine-game homestand against the Rays, Royals, and Blue Jays. Each club is below .500.