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Houston Astros News: July 10, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, July 10, 2017.

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Astros News

Relentless Astros notch 19 runs in 60th win

The Astros have been in a class of their own throughout the first half of 2017, and that couldn't have been more clear Sunday as they entered the All-Star break with a 19-1 win over the Blue Jays, their 60th of the season.

Astros make series finale one to forget for Jays

Sunday’s Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre was so bad for the home side, they had to replace the official scorer with a professor of mathematics from the University of Toronto.

Astros' Derek Fisher, Kyle Tucker contribute to U.S. Team's Futures Game win

Astros outfield prospects Derek Fisher and Kyle Tucker each started and had a hand in the U.S. Team's 7-6 win against the World Team in Sunday's Futures Game at Marlins Park.

Astros' top prospect Kyle Tucker tapping into power

When U.S. Team manager Charles Johnson made wholesale substitutions after the fifth inning of Sunday's Futures Game, Astros outfield prospects Derek Fisher and Kyle Tucker both found themselves on the bench of the third-base dugout at Marlins Park.

Dallas Keuchel throws bullpen; A.J. Hinch 'cautiously optimistic' about his return

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he needs to see more out of Dallas Keuchel (neck) and Collin McHugh (elbow) before knowing how he will restructure the pitching staff upon their potential returns after the All-Star break.

Real or not? Dodgers and Astros on World Series collision course, first-half awards

Clayton Kershaw knows how to put an exclamation point on the first half. And the Houston Astros definitely put an exclamation point on theirs ... or 19 of them, to be precise.

Around the League

Best Derby ever tonight? Swoon over Miami

Judge, Stanton and Co. set to put on a show tonight (8 ET) on ESPN

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge is the Home Run Derby final the universe deserves

It’s the Home Run Derby final that the universe demands. That doesn’t mean we’ll get it, though.

Hunter Greene signed with the Reds for the biggest bonus ever

Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball features Hunter Greene’s record signing bonus, best wishes for Terry Francona, and the loudmouths that run the Yankees' front office.

Which players would your team keep in an MLB expansion draft?

Your team gets to protect 15 players. The Montreal Youppis get to sniff around the rest. Good luck.

MLB All-Star Game 2017: Terry Francona will not manage A.L. after heart procedure

Brad Mills, Cleveland’s bench coach, will replace Francona as the American League’s All-Star team manager.

The Cubs Have One Of The Worst Championship Hangovers Ever

Last year’s Chicago Cubs were an overwhelming team, riding one of the most impressive run differentials in recent history to a world championship. But this season, the Cubs have struggled to lift themselves above .500 despite playing in a mediocre division.