👋 Happy Friday! On the eve of Game 3, the Astros have fired assistant GM Brandon Taubman for inappropriate comments directed at a female reporter.
- Tonight in D.C.: Zack Greinke vs. Anibal Sanchez. The cheapest ticket is currently ~$1,100 for standing room only. Game starts at 8pm ET.
- That's not good: Deandre Ayton (No. 1 pick in 2018) has been hit with a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a diuretic, which are typically used as masking agents.
- This Sunday: "Axios on HBO" features an exclusive interview with Iraq's President Barham Salih (sneak preview), a look inside the only offshore wind farm in the U.S. and much more. Sunday at 6pm ET on HBO.
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