Let's celebrate Houston's 713 Day with Bun B's new Astros hats, exciting events


Let's celebrate Houston's 713 Day with Bun B's new Astros hats, exciting events
Bun B and the Astros have the hats we all need. Bun B/Instagram

Houston's unofficial holiday, 713 Day, celebrates the first digits the Bayou City was assigned.

For those not familiar with how Houston started off as the 713: When area codes first came to North America in 1947, Texas was designated for four sets of codes. Houston received 713, with the additional numbers of 281, 832 and 346 being assigned over the years.

The day is celebrated in July (the seventh month) on the 13th day — 713 Day.

Events pop up all over town in honor of the day. Here are a few of the highlights.

Bun B and Houston Astros drop limited-edition hat collection: You can shop the collection and meet Bun B at the Union Station team store at Minute Maid Park starting at 2 pm on Wednesday, July 13.

Continue reading for more on Bun B's hats and 713 Day events on ABC13.

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Astros take the series! Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images.

Ronel Blanco held Oakland in check for seven innings in his return from a suspension and Kyle Tucker hit a two-run homer to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory over the Athletics on Sunday.

Jose Altuve added a two-run single in front of an announced crowd of 10,927 to help the Astros win the series and improve to 18-4 against the A's over the past two seasons.

Blanco (5-0) looked sharp in his return from a 10-game suspension for having a foreign substance in his glove during a start against Oakland in Houston last week.

He struck out five of his first eight batters and allowed only four hits, including a solo homer by Max Schuemann, before turning the game over to the bullpen. Houston improved to 8-1 in games started this season by Blanco, who has allowed only 33 hits in 54 1/3 innings.

Shea Langeliers added a solo homer in the ninth for Oakland against Josh Hader.

Oakland starter Aaron Brooks (0-2) pitched around trouble in the first three innings, inducing double-play grounders in the first and second and then striking out Alex Bregman top leave the bases loaded in the third.

Brooks appeared to be on his way to working out of the fourth allowing only one run before a pair of errors by Schuemann at shortstop led to a big inning for Houston.

Schuemann bobbled a two-out grounder by Mauricio Dubon for an error and then threw it wildly to second base for his second error on the play, allowing runners to advance to second and third.

Altuve followed with a two-run single and Tucker then hit his 18th home run to give the Astros a 5-0 lead.


Astros: 1B José Abreu, who accepted a minor league assignment after a sluggish start to the season, is set to rejoin the the team on Monday in Seattle after going 0 for 7 with a walk in two rehab games with Sugar Land.

Athletics: RHP Ross Stripling was set to see a doctor Sunday to determine the severity of his strained right elbow.


Astros: LHP Framber Valdez (3-2, 4.32) is set to start the opener of a four-game series at Seattle on Monday.

Athletics: Oakland is off for Memorial Day and will begin a three-game series at Tampa Bay on Tuesday with RHP Mitch Spence (3-2, 4.09) expected to start the opener.

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