• The Astros deviated from their normal video-board presentation for the batting lineups Thursday night, showing the players' OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) instead of batting average during the middle innings.
• Houston hip-hop artist Bun B was on hand as part of his continued involvement with the Astros' community outreach efforts. He's consulting the organization on logo and hat designs and chatted with several players before the game, including touted rookie George Springer. The rapper also took over the Astros' team Twitter account for a game last summer.
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