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Facts machine10/09/2004 12:24 PM ET
On the afternoon of Aug. 23, the Astros were 61-62, in sixth place in the NL Wild Card standings and 6 1/2 games back. They finished the regular season on a 31-8 tear and won their final 18 home games. That streak is now 19 with Houston's 8-5 victory over Atlanta in Saturday's Game 3 of the NLDS.
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