Worth noting

Worth noting

• Before talking about the Astros for the final time before a game Sunday, Porter took some time to address the reporters.

"It's my first year, and you guys made it seamless," Porter said. "I thank you guys. It's been a tough year for all of us, but I really appreciate your guys' professionalism and the way you went about your business."

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