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Details on how to join the SportsMap/ESPN 97.5 online poker club

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SportsMap and ESPN 97.5 are setting up an online poker club, where we eventually hope to do some real money tournaments with charity donations. The idea is to try to have a little fun while we have some down time and hopefully raise some money.

We will be using Pokerstars.net, a free site. (NOT dot.com. That site is not legal in America).

Here's what you will need to join:

1) A pokerstars.net account

2) A PayPal account for when we do real money events

Once you are set up on poker stars, go to home games (lower right hand corner on your laptop, it is not currently available on the mobile app), and join group #3341474

Password is shuffledeal (this is also your invitation code).

You will need 20,000 free chips to play. You get 35,000 at sign up, and can get an additional 15,000 per day. They also offer an option to buy a million in chips for $2.99.

We are doing nightly free tournaments with prizes. On Saturday, we will do a paid tournament. We are also doing nightly paid sit n gos.

It will cost you 20,000 of your original sign in chips, so if you want to play the next one, make sure you acquire additional chips prior to the next tournament. If the test goes well, we will set something up for Saturday afternoon.

The club will be run by Jerry Bo @jerryboknowz and myself @fredfaour.

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Houston gets the best of the Dodgers

Astros behind McCullers Jr. get shutout win in hostile Dodger Stadium

Yordan Alvarez added some big insurance runs against the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Having dropped two of three in San Francisco against the league record-leading Giants over the weekend, the Astros exited an off day on Monday and entered a hostile environment at Dodger Stadium in the first of a two-game series on Tuesday night. With some timely hits and an excellent start from their starter, Houston would grab the win.

Final Score: Astros 3, Dodgers 0

Astros' Record: 65-42, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Lance McCullers Jr. (9-2)

Losing Pitcher: Walker Buehler (11-2)

Houston scores first as McCullers Jr. out-duels Buehler

After nearly turning the game's very first pitch around for a home run but instead going foul, Jose Altuve still started the game with a single in the top of the first. A double play would erase him, though, as the game remained scoreless into the top of the third. Martin Maldonado led that inning off with a double, moved to third on a wild pitch by Walker Buehler, then scored on an RBI double by Michael Brantley, putting Houston ahead 1-0.

Houston threatened again in the top of the fourth, getting two on with two outs, bringing up Martin Maldonado with an empty base, which the Dodgers would use by intentionally walking him to get to Lance McCullers Jr., who grounded out to strand all three runners. He made up for it on the mound, though, out-dueling Buehler, who finished six innings while allowing a run by getting into the seventh scoreless. He would get two outs into that frame while giving up a single and a walk, leaving two on base for Blake Taylor, who came in to get the third out. McCullers Jr.'s final line: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, 110 P.

Alvarez adds insurance as Astros take the opener in LA

Clinging to the one-run lead in the top of the eighth, Carlos Correa worked a one-out walk to bring Yordan Alvarez to the plate, who demolished a 415-foot two-run homer to add two big insurance runs, extending the lead to 3-0. Kendall Graveman took over out of the bullpen in the bottom of the eighth and, despite allowing a leadoff single and hitting a batter, was able to finish a scoreless inning.

With Ryan Pressly on the paternity list, Houston handed the ball to Ryne Stanek to close things out in the bottom of the ninth. He would get the job done, earning the save by retiring the Dodgers in order, giving the Astros the win at the dismay of the fans in Los Angeles.

Up Next: This short series's second and final game will begin thirty minutes earlier on Wednesday at 8:40 PM Central. For the Dodgers, they will get the debut of Max Scherzer (8-4, 2.76 ERA), while Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.30 ERA) will take the mound for the Astros.

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