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Houston Astros News: June 20, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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Astros News

Astros demote Derek Fisher to Class AAA

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.

George Springer belts 20th homer in Astros' win over A's

No Astros player has hit 40 home runs in a season since Lance Berkman smashed 45 in 2006.

After big Yankees sweep, A’s fall meekly to Astros in front of tiny crowd

Bring back the New York Yankees.

Astros' Lance McCullers feels "normal" in bullpen session

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.

Astros use homers, defense to beat A's

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.

Astros OF Reddick returns in time to face former A’s team (Jun 20, 2017)

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.

Around the League

These teams stink at finding shortstops, and these teams are great

The Padres are as awful as you would expect, but the Twins haven’t been much better.

Area Cody: Rookie hits HRs at historic rate

Statcast of the Day: Bellinger is fastest to 21 big flies

The Making of A Signature Moment

Baseball seasons are long, which can minimize the impact of any specific event and offer useful perspective. Even the best teams have to learn to deal with losing -- the 1961 Yankees, one of the greatest teams in baseball history, lost more games that year than Tom Brady has lost in his entire career.

Legendary umpire West to ump 5,000th game

'Cowboy' to become just third to reach historic milestone

Aaron Judge Is The Most Out-Of-Nowhere MVP Candidate Since Ichiro

The Yankees grew the kind of superstar they usually sign away from other teams.