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Houston Astros News: July 18, 2017

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Astros News

After Correa exits, Astros lose to Mariners in 10 innings

As much as they've encountered injuries to their rotation in the season's first half, the Astros have managed to keep their position players on the field. Save for a stint here and there on the seven-day concussion disabled list, none of the team's regulars have missed significant time.

Mariners beat Astros in 10 innings after Jean Segura comes up big in the ninth

Two brilliant defensive plays by shortstop Jean Segura in the bottom of the ninth staved off a seemingly inevitable walkoff victory, and back-to-back solo homers from Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia in the top of the 10th sent the Mariners to a stunning 9-7 victory over the Astros.

Astros' Dallas Keuchel pitches three innings in first rehab start

In the first start of a rehab assignment that's expected to span two or three outings, Astros ace Dallas Keuchel logged three innings and built his pitch count up to 46.

Carlos Beltran has spent most of the season at DH, so the Astros held a funeral for his glove

All good things must come to an end. That's no different for nine-time All-Star Carlos Beltran's glove.

McHugh nears return to Astros rotation

Following a bullpen session scheduled for Tuesday, Collin McHugh's rehab program will appear to be complete.

Real or Not? A strange and wild day for the Astros

When you're past the All-Star break and you're leading your division by 15.5 games, these summer days are supposed to be relaxing. Monday was anything but for the Houston Astros.

Astros’ Peacock faces M’s, looking to solidify starting spot (Jul 18, 2017)

With Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh fresh off his final rehab start and back in the home clubhouse at Minute Maid Park, manager A.J. Hinch is set to face some difficult decisions regarding his rotation.

Around the League

MLB trade rumor grade: Asdrubal Cabrera or T.J. Rivera to the Red Sox?

The Red Sox have their eye on a few more third base options at the deadline, but are these rumors legit?

Reds' Zack Cozart is getting a donkey, but what should he name it?

Cozart is being gifted a donkey by teammate Joey Votto because he made the All-Star Game.

Morosi: Yankees, A's discussing Alonso

Yonder Alonso is the subject of ongoing trade discussions between the Yankees and Athletics, sources confirmed to on Monday.

Cleveland’s New Catcher Is Streaking Toward the Majors

Consistent power hitting catchers can be difficult to find. Looking at the major league leaderboards for qualified players this season, and you’ll find that in terms of slugging percentage, the best catcher – Salvador Perez of the Royals – ranks 37th. He also leads catchers in ISO, clocking in at 38th place overall.

How Far Would 56,785 Home Runs Take You Around The Globe?

By now, it’s pretty commonly suspected — and not just by bitter pitchers, either — that MLB’s recent home run surge can be traced back to a supply of zippier-than-usual baseballs.