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Houston Astros News: June 28, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Astros' comeback falls short in loss to Athletics - Houston Chronicle
The Astros have turned high-leverage situations into routine procedures for their surgical trio of Chris Devenski, Will Harris and closer Ken Giles this season.

Healy's 1st slam lifts Athletics over Astros 6-4 (Jun 27, 2017) | FOX Sports
HOUSTON (AP) Oakland's Ryon Healy doesn't love how he's feeling at the plate these days.

Who is the Fastest Player on the Astros? - Houston - Scout
With player speed info finally available, we learn the answer to one important question.

Houston Astros host PLAY event to encourage healthy, active lifestyles | abc13.com
More than 100 kids came out to Minute Maid Park to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle straight from Astros players and team officials.

Astros fall in 15 to Carolina - Sports - The Fayetteville Observer - Fayetteville, NC
BUIES CREEK – Carolina’s Luis Aviles lofted a sacrifice fly to left in the 15th inning that finally brought an end to a strikeout-infested, drama-filled 6-5 Astros loss at Jim Perry Stadium.

Around the League

Cubs’ White House visit is a political statement whether Joe Maddon agrees or not - SBNation.com
Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the Cubs’ second visit to the White House, the Nationals’ One Night OUT, and ambitious Braves trade rumors.

The 12 most memorable moments from the 2017 NCAA baseball tournament - SBNation.com
Highlights, lowlights, and everything in between.

Oklahoma softball star Paige Parker pitches so hard she blew away Royals players - SBNation.com
What an arm!