Derek Fisher's five-game audition with the Astros ended late Monday, as the team demoted the promising outfield prospect back to Class AAA ahead of Josh Reddick's activation from the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday.
No Astros player has hit 40 home runs in a season since Lance Berkman smashed 45 in 2006.
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Lance McCullers Jr. threw off the mound in a bullpen session Monday afternoon at the Coliseum, the latest step in a progression that should result with him rejoining the Astros' rotation this weekend in Seattle.
The Astros rode the long ball to their seventh consecutive victory at the Coliseum, getting homers from Jake Marisnick, George Springer and Derek Fisher in a 4-1 series-opening win behind an impressive Brad Peacock on Monday evening.
Houston Astros right fielder Josh Reddick has made a habit of running into outfield walls while chasing fly balls at full speed during his major league career.
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