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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

In this july 20, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter watches his team during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because "we need a new direction in our clubhouse." The Astros entered Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in fourth place in the AL West with a 59-79 record, second worst in the league.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.”

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Choice and Odor HRs lead Rangers over Astros 13-6

Houston Astros' Brett Oberholtzer delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros didn’t have much to say about their lopsided loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night other than that they’d like to forget about it as soon as possible.

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Qualls blows save as A’s down Astros 5-4

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) crosses home plate in front of teammate Jon Singleton (28) to score from third base on a wild pitch from Oakland Athletics reliever Ryan Cook in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — Closer Chad Qualls has put in a solid season for the Houston Astros aside from one glaring exception.

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Samardzija pitches A’s to 8-2 win over Astros

Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Samardzija was determined to get back on track Monday night after a couple of bad starts, so he was thrilled to see Josh Donaldson back in the Oakland lineup.

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