Astros Balls & Strikes: Another test for Josh James

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Astros Balls & Strikes: Another test for Josh James
Astros Balls & Strikes: Another test for Josh James

DETROIT — Some takeaways from the Astros' 5-4 win against the Tigers on Wednesday. Another test: The tests keep arriving for Josh James, who with each passing day appears to be auditioning for a role in Houston's postseason bullpen. He's passing them, too. In his third major league appearance — second as a reliever — James was responsible for covering a taxed Astros' bullpen. Without any predetermined knowledge of how long he'd throw, the 25-year-old finished three innings which bridged to the ninth. "Josh picked me up huge," said starter Gerrit Cole, who lasted just five innings. "For a guy that's been starting for a long time and to be thrown into the fire in some extremely competitive games

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