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Houston Astros News: July 26, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

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Astros News

Astros shut out Phillies behind Charlie Morton's gem

Nick Pivetta, a 24-year-old righthander with 75 1/3 innings of major league experience, cruised through the first five innings of Tuesday night's game at Citizens Bank Park. Complementing a mid-90s fastball with a swing-and-miss slider, he retired 15 of the first 17 batters he faced.

Phillies' Herrera a running joke in loss to Astros

When a team is 30 games under .500 in July and frustration boils, the few players who carried high expectations are targets.

Derek Fisher is back with Astros but for how long?

Major league-ready outfield prospect Derek Fisher joined the Astros and started in center field Tuesday night against the Phillies.

Astros' Alex Bregman exits game with hamstring injury

Alex Bregman exited early from the Astros' 5-0 win against the Phillies on Tuesday night because of what the team described as right hamstring discomfort. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Bregman's status is day to day.

Phillies' rebuild could follow similar path to Astros

This season has certainly not gone to plan for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Some Houston Astros tickets face up to 80 percent price hike next year

Close to 100 front-row seats in the dugout sections at Minute Maid Park could see an 80 percent price bump, the Houston Business Journal reports.

Tucker, 10th, leads 5 Top 100 Astros prospects

Outfielder Kyle Tucker, who was activated from the disabled list Tuesday for Double-A Corpus Christi, has taken over the top spot as the Astros' top prospect by MLBPipeline.com. Tucker, one of five Astros on the Top 100 list, is ranked as the No. 10 prospect overall.

Jose Altuve is hitting over .500 in July is underrated

Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at Jose Altuve’s ridiculous month and all the trade rumor info you can handle.

Around the League

Reds foil friend, foe Frazier with wild triple play

First for Cincy since 1995, Yanks last hit into one in 2011; comes in 3B's first AB in pinstripes

Edwin's walk-off slam extends Tribe streak

As fireworks lit up the night sky and the Cleveland faithful erupted in cheers, the Indians celebrated their third walk-off win of the season by mobbing Edwin Encarnacion at home plate.

A Dodgers prospect hit one of the craziest home runs you’ll ever see

He got a major assist from an outfielder’s head. Yes, you read that right.

Giants trade Eduardo Nunez to the Red Sox for prospects

Hm, why did the Sox need a third baseman again? Oh right. Because of the Pablo Sandoval experience. Who is now back with the Giants.

Brewers trade for White Sox reliever Anthony Swarzak, send back Ryan Cordell

Milwaukee opts for a rental to shore up its bullpen.

If Yu Darvish is available, the Dodgers should trade for him

The Dodgers are the best regular season team in baseball, but improving their odds within the postseason is the right move.