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Worth noting

• Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger threw out the first pitch before the game. His personalized jersey had his No. 36 and the name read, "Swaggg."

Scott Feldman, the Astros' starter for the series finale against the Royals, pitched his first game since returning from a four-day stint on the bereavement list after the death of his father.

"Our hearts were definitely heavy for him," Porter said. "We know it's weighing on him, but we're extremely impressed with how professional he's been through the whole process. Just shows what quality of a guy he is."

• One of Springer's batting practice home runs appeared to reach the rail tracks high above the left-field stands, where a train full of oranges would move if he hit a home run during the game.

Chris Abshire is a contributor to
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