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Astros fire Porter, Lawless takes over

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."

Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by interim manager Tom Lawless, who worked in Houston's minor league system. Lawless' first game in charge is Tuesday night at home against the first-place Los Angeles Angels.

Bench coach Dave Trembley also was let go.

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Rank Name  R
1 B. Dozier, Min97
2 M. Trout, LAA92
3 I. Kinsler, Det87
4 M. Cabrera, Det82
5t M. Brantley, Cle81
5t J. Donaldson, Oak81
5t B. Gardner, NYY81
8 M. Cabrera, Tor80
9t J. Bautista, Tor79
9t Y. Cespedes, Bos79
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NL Runs Scored
Rank Name  R
1 A. Rendon, Was97
2 H. Pence, SF95
3 M. Carpenter, StL89
4 F. Freeman, Atl86
5 C. Gomez, Mil85
6t D. Span, Was83
6t G. Stanton, Mia83
8 A. Rizzo, ChC81
9 C. Yelich, Mia78
10t P. Goldschmidt, Ari75
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