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Houston Astros News: July 27, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, July 27, 2017.

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Astros News

Astros shut out by Phillies in series finale

The juggernaut that is the Astros' offense was shutout for only the third time this season in a 9-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies' Aaron Nola striking in shutout over Astros

It was just six weeks ago that concern lingered around Aaron Nola as his ERA soared and his back tightened a season after he was sidelined with an elbow impingement.

George Springer, Alex Bregman could return to Astros' lineup Friday

A game a day before an off day against the worst team in baseball offered the Astros little incentive to risk further injury with two of their core players.

Dallas Keuchel to rejoin Astros rotation Friday

Astros ace Dallas Keuchel will return from the disabled list and make his first start in exactly eight weeks Friday night against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Astros can be selective, won't overpay for pitching, GM Jeff Luhnow says

As Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow looks for ways to upgrade his pitching staff at Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, he reminds himself daily that he is operating from a position of strength.

Bagwell's stellar career marked by consistency

Hall of Famer did whatever he could to help Astros win

Around the League

MLB trade rumors roundup: Justin Verlander, Francisco Liriano, and more

It’s pitcher mania in the latest trade deadline rumors roundup.

The only thing better than an inside-the-park grand slam is when it ends with a slide into home

A Lehigh Valley IronPigs player managed to do just that.

A Sonny Gray trade to the Yankees makes too much sense to not happen

Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at a potential Sonny Gray deal, a trade the Dodgers should make, and whether the Rangers should buy, sell, or stay.

Phillies trade Pat Neshek to Colorado for three minor league prospects

When the Phillies did not use Pat Neshek but called Wednesday night for their other late-inning relievers, Joaquin Benoit and Hector Neris, the veteran righthander began to think.

Marlins score 22 at Texas; Beltre ejected for antics

On a night where Adrian Beltre was chasing history, the Marlins carved out a bit of history for themselves. Miami unloaded on Rangers starter Yu Darvish early, and the Marlins cruised to a record-setting 22-10 victory on Wednesday night at Globe Life Park for their fourth win in their last six games.

The Bill James of Japan

How DeltaGraphs founder Yusuke Okada fell in love with advanced analytics and brought sabermetrics to Nippon Professional Baseball