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Astros facing largest divisional deficit since 2016; three reasons why Houston is off to a slow start – CBS Sports

The Astros can blame their sluggish start on injuries and close losses

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The Houston Astros lost their fourth game in a row on Saturday, dropping to 6-8 on the season with a loss against the Oakland Athletics. The Astros are now 4 1/2 games behind the A’s in the American League West, making this the first time since 2016 that they’ve been that far back this late in the season, according to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs’ research.
For those who haven’t been following along with the Astros’ early season woes, allow us to explain what’s going on in Houston by highlighting thre…

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