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Houston Astros News: June 15, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, June 15, 2017.

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Blitz in 6th inning sends Derek Fisher, Astros over Rangers in series finale

Derek Fisher will forever remember the sixth inning of his major league debut. Not only did he record his first major league hit, he had his first two.

Instant Replay: the Rangers frittered away a chance at a big inning; the Astros did not

The Rangers frittered away their opportunity for a big inning and the Astros didn't. So, instead of completing a sweep, the Rangers took a beating Wednesday night.

Derek Fisher makes MLB debut in Astros' series finale against Rangers

Derek Fisher's first stint with the Astros may amount to merely a five-game cameo. But if he performs in the majors anything like he has in Class AAA, they will have a difficult time sending him back down next week.

Astros roll behind fresh faces, 9-run sixth

Houston prospects Fisher, Martes lead way in series finale

Astros' Lance McCullers fires back at Jeff Banister for Houston dig

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. is developing a habit for firing back at the Texas Rangers. His latest retaliatory act played out on social media Wednesday afternoon.

Houston loads up on college talent in Draft

The Astros used the final day of the MLB Draft to grab some underrated talent they believe had slipped into the later rounds, as well as make sure they were able to fill out their Minor League rosters as the Draft wound down.

Only 'rainout' in Astrodome history occurred today in 1976

Judge Roy Hofheinz, the man behind the Astrodome’s creation, dubbed the stadium a “weather-proof” Eighth Wonder of the World.

Around the League

Darren Baker, the child batboy who nearly got crushed in the World Series, was drafted by the Nationals

He’s all grown up and playing on his dad’s team!

Courageous Cubs pick offers message of love

Talented college CF Singleton inspires with bravery in face of tragedy

Top 5 Drafts list begins with Minnesota

Before this year, the last time the Twins owned the No. 1 overall pick in the Draft was 2001. They hit it big with Joe Mauer, but got little else out of the 50 total rounds, save for a few decent seasons out of Nick Blackburn and cups of coffee from Jose Morales and Kevin Cameron.

Tonight's game in DC 'a unifying event'

Members of Major League Baseball and the Nationals showed their support for those affected by the tragedy that shook Washington on Wednesday morning, when a man began firing gunshots at a park in Alexandria, Va., while Republican members of Congress held a morning baseball practice.

Ground Rule Doppelgängers, 2017 Edition

Prior to last season, I collected several data points about each team since 1988. These data points represented the organization’s past, present and future plans as well as its recent success and potential for success.