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Astros’ Yuli Gurriel improves with age

In the Astros' last regular season game, Yuli Gurriel did magic with his first shot.He shot the ball to left field. Jason Castro came in from third base as a winning point. The Astros' canoe was emptied. Teammates and coaches invaded…

0.244 batting average since 1968

NEW YORK - The major league batting average has fallen to 0.244 this season, its lowest since the pitcher's year in 1968, although offense has risen markedly following baseball's mid-season crackdown on adhesion enhancing substances for…