• Astros manager Bo Porter isn't big on team meetings, but he briefly addressed his players on Monday in Arlington during the team's season-high losing streak.
"I said to them on behalf of myself and the rest of the coaching staff and throughout the organization, we applaud their effort this year," he said. "Despite some very tough times, these guys have been resilient and never quit and given everything they had. We're not going to quit at this point. We're going to play this thing all the way to the end."
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