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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 27, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

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Astros News

Doug Fister's pitching struggle too much for Astros to overcome

The Astros dropped the series with a loss on Tuesday night. They will send Lance McCullers to the mound Wednesday in an effort to avoid the sweep.

Astros' Luis Valbuena goes down in the second inning

The idea of Bregman manning left field will have to wait as it appears he will step in to fill the void left at third base at least until Valbuena is healthy.

Bregman gets crash course in LF at Minute Maid

While he may not be there in the near future, the newest Astro worked out in left field before the game Tuesday night.

Astros' Altuve, McCullers surprise cancer-stricken 10-year-old fan

A 10-year-old boy who is battling cancer got a big surprise from his favorite baseball team when Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and pitcher Lance McCullers stopped by Texas Children's Hospital to visit him.

David Robinson catches Astros game with his foundation

Robinson, the 7-foot-1 Spurs legend was at Minute Maid Park as part of the Admiral Hospitality Scholars, which the Hall of Famer launched three years ago in Houston. The internship program is for high school students interested in a degree and career in the hospitality industry.

Around the MLB

Blue Jays A Clear Winner of Melvin Upton Jr. Trade

Melvin Upton Jr. is like the ice cream cone you purchase from Costco. Sure, you weren't expecting to treat yourself, but for that price? You'll take it.

Blue Jays Acquire Joaquin Benoit For Drew Storen

Toronto acquired right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit in a late night trade with the Seattle MarinersDrew Storen, who was recently designated for assignment, heads the other way.

Royals setting steep price for Wade Davis in trade talks

Could Wade Davis be the next elite reliever on the move?

Ichiro collects hit, now 3 shy of 3,000

With a flick of his bat, Ichiro Suzuki moved three hits away from a major milestone, and in the context of Tuesday night, his single also brought Marlins Park to life and helped inspire Miami's 5-0 win over the Phillies.

Oh and there were a couple of big walk off wins for AL playoff contenders with Devon Travis charging home in Toronto and Fransico Lindor lifting the Indians over the Nationals.