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Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez circles the bases after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, giving Houston a 2-0 lead. The Astros won the wild card game 3-0 and face the Kansas City Royals next.

Astros Drop Yankees, Advance In Baseball Playoffs For First Time Since '05

The Houston Astros, a surprise success early in the Major League Baseball season before cooling off, will get to keep playing after knocking out the New York Yankees 3-0 in a one-game wild card playoff.

Solo home runs by Colby Rasmus in the second inning and Carlos Guzman in the fourth inning gave Houston an early lead, and starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel gave up just three hits while striking out seven in six innings of work.

Both home runs came off of the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka. Carlos Beltran and Alex Rodriguez, batting third and fourth, struck out four times.

Voletta Bonner, of Highland Park, Mich., says she was pleased with the breast-feeding support she received at St. John Hospital in Detroit after the birth of her daughter, Riley Johnson.

Hospitals Still Don't Give Moms Enough Support For Breast-Feeding

Most hospitals around the country aren't doing a good job of helping new moms who want to breast-feed, researchers report Tuesday in the journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Several common practices at the institutions may actually prevent moms from sticking with breast-feeding for six months — the duration thought to be most healthful for babies.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Very few university musical ensembles ever get invited to perform at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York. Even fewer get invited back for an encore appearance. But that’s the case for Youngstown State University’s Wind Ensemble, the university announced today. Ten years after its debut at one of the world’s preeminent […]

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Permit activity for new horizontal oil and gas wells in Ohio’s Utica shale picked up last week, continuing a steady upward trend that started last month. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 18 permits for the week ended Oct. 3, the agency reported today. The rig count in the Utica remained […]