Charlie Morton to return to the Astros' rotation Friday

Charlie Morton to return to the Astros' rotation Friday

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Astros pitcher Charlie Morton will return to the rotation on Friday in Toronto. He has missed the last six weeks with a strained lat.

Astros pitcher Charlie Morton will return to the rotation on Friday in Toronto. He has missed the last six weeks with a strained lat.

Photo: Chris O'Meara/Associated Press

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Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) watches his ball head to the right field wall as Oakland Athletics right fielder Matt Joyce jumped up to haul it in during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

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Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) watches his ball head to the right field wall as Oakland Athletics right fielder Matt Joyce jumped up to haul it in during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute

... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1), George Springer (4), and Josh Reddick (22) celebrate the Astros 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics after an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1), George Springer (4), and Josh Reddick (22) celebrate the Astros 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics after an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) leaps up to catch Oakland Athletics Jed Lowrie's fly ball during the second inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) leaps up to catch Oakland Athletics Jed Lowrie's fly ball during the second inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) and Jake Marisnick (6) celebrate the Astros 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics after an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) and Jake Marisnick (6) celebrate the Astros 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics after an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros mascot Orbit waves the flag as he celebrated the Astros 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics after an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros mascot Orbit waves the flag as he celebrated the Astros 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics after an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) throws his glove at Jake Marisnick (6) celebrate the Astros 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics after an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) throws his glove at Jake Marisnick (6) celebrate the Astros 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics after an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Daniel Gossett (48) pitches during the second inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.  

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Daniel Gossett (48) pitches during the second inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.  

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) and right fielder George Springer (4) walk out to the outfield during the ninth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) and right fielder George Springer (4) walk out to the outfield during the ninth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) tips his batting helmet to Oakland Athletics right fielder Matt Joyce after he jumped up to rob Roddick of a home run, catching his fly out at the wall during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

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Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) tips his batting helmet to Oakland Athletics right fielder Matt Joyce after he jumped up to rob Roddick of a home run, catching his fly out at the wall during the first inning

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Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) puts his hands on his hips after Oakland Athletics right fielder Matt Joyce jumped up to haul in his flyout at the wall during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

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Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) puts his hands on his hips after Oakland Athletics right fielder Matt Joyce jumped up to haul in his flyout at the wall during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute

... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) pitches during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) pitches during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) makes the throw to first base as Oakland Athletics Ryon Healy ground out during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

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Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) makes the throw to first base as Oakland Athletics Ryon Healy ground out during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29,

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) pitches during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) pitches during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) reacts as he ground out during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) reacts as he ground out during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) between pitches during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) between pitches during the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. blows a bubble during the National Anthem before the start of the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. blows a bubble during the National Anthem before the start of the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) during the National Anthem before the start of the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) during the National Anthem before the start of the first inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel jokes around in the dugout with George Springer during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel jokes around in the dugout with George Springer during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel in the dugout during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel in the dugout during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with teammates after hitting his second home run of the day during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with teammates after hitting his second home run of the day during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Jake Marisnick (6) swings at a strike during the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Jake Marisnick (6) swings at a strike during the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates his two-run home run with teammates during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates his two-run home run with teammates during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates his two-run home run with Josh Roddick (22) during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates his two-run home run with Josh Roddick (22) during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) reacts after loading the bases for a second time during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) reacts after loading the bases for a second time during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with Jose Altuve after hitting his second home run of the day during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) celebrates with Jose Altuve after hitting his second home run of the day during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) watches his second home run of the day leave the field during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) watches his second home run of the day leave the field during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski (47) makes the throw to first base as Oakland Athletics left fielder Matt Joyce ground out during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017. less Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski (47) makes the throw to first base as Oakland Athletics left fielder Matt Joyce ground out during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski (47) pitches during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski (47) pitches during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) talks with Marwin Gonzalez during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) talks with Marwin Gonzalez during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) laughs with center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) after Jose Altuve made a play during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017. less Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) laughs with center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) after Jose Altuve made a play during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) laughs with center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) after Jose Altuve made a play during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017. less Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) laughs with center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) after Jose Altuve made a play during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Jake Marisnick (6) reacts after striking out with the bases loaded during the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Jake Marisnick (6) reacts after striking out with the bases loaded during the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) watches his ball leave the park as he hit a two-run home run during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Carlos Correa (1) watches his ball leave the park as he hit a two-run home run during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Oakland Athletics catcher Josh Phegley (19) makes the throw to first base as Houston Astros Jake Marisnick ground out during the third inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017. less Oakland Athletics catcher Josh Phegley (19) makes the throw to first base as Houston Astros Jake Marisnick ground out during the third inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) flips his bat as he flied out during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) flips his bat as he flied out during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) wipes his brow between pitches during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Jose Altuve (27) wipes his brow between pitches during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) reacts after loading the bases for a second time during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock (41) reacts after loading the bases for a second time during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Daniel Gossett (48) chats with catcher Josh Phegley (19)after giving up the first hit of the day to Houston Astros Josh Reddick during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017. less Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Daniel Gossett (48) chats with catcher Josh Phegley (19)after giving up the first hit of the day to Houston Astros Josh Reddick during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) reacts after hitting a double in the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) reacts after hitting a double in the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) reacts after swinging at a called strike during his at bat in the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros Josh Reddick (22) reacts after swinging at a called strike during his at bat in the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros George Springer (4) runs with his bat as he ground out during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros George Springer (4) runs with his bat as he ground out during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros George Springer (4) runs with his bat as he ground out during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros George Springer (4) runs with his bat as he ground out during the fourth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros relief pitcher Reymin Guduan (64) pitches during the eighth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros relief pitcher Reymin Guduan (64) pitches during the eighth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) catches Oakland Athletics Jed Lowrie's fly out for the final out of the ninth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) catches Oakland Athletics Jed Lowrie's fly out for the final out of the ninth inning of an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, June, 29, 2017.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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