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Houston Astros relief pitcher Ronel Blanco has had quite a week

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning, I'm A Martínez. Houston Astros relief pitcher Ronel Blanco has had quite a week. First he welcomed a new daughter, next he made his first opening day roster, then because of injuries, Blanco started yesterday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Here's how it went down on television.

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UNIDENTIFIED COMMENTATOR: Ground ball. Dubon throws to first. No-hitter.

MARTÍNEZ: Blanco blanked the Blue Jays, which also was the Astros' first win of the season.

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