• Manager Ron Washington said he can understand how Astros manager Bo Porter could make a mistake with the rules in Thursday's game against the Angels. Porter got away with changing pitchers without the first one facing a hitter, and Washington said, "Sometimes you get caught up in the game and try to do some things. There have been many times a manager tries to make a move and the umpire says no, and you go back to the dugout with your tail between your legs. It happens. He just got away with one."
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