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Yordan Alvarez, a Forgotten Deadline Pickup, Is Taking a Star Turn

BALTIMORE — The Houston Astros have mastered the art of the high-impact midseason trade. In 2017 they got Justin Verlander, an ace who helped lead them to their first World Series title. Last season it was reliever Ryan Pressly, who has since become an All-Star. This summer they welcomed starters Zack Greinke and Aaron Sanchez,…