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This Date In Baseball

1917 — Philadelphia’s Grover Cleveland Alexander went the distance in both games of the Phillies’ 5-0 and 9-3 sweep of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Lewis gets full-time coaching job at Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Carl Lewis has agreed to become a full-time coach for the track and field program at the University of Houston.

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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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This Date In Baseball

1952 — Mike Fornieles of the Washington Senators, in his major league debut, pitched a one-hitter for a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics in the second game of a doubleheader.

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Dominguez, Altuve team up, lead Astros over Texas

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve hits a double to left field during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Dominguez hit a tying homer and Jose Altuve’s fourth hit drove in the go-ahead run as the Houston Astros rallied in the eighth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday.

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