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Fisher robs HR in most casual way possible

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SEATTLE -- With the Astros and Mariners tied at 1 in the fifth inning Wednesday night, Houston left fielder Derek Fisher kept the Mariners from taking the lead when he reached over the wall to rob Seattle shortstop Jean Segura of a home run during the Astros' 7-1 win.

Segura launched a towering fly off Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole that appeared headed for the Astros bullpen past the outfield wall, but Fisher timed his leap perfectly and made the catch right over the top of the wall to end the inning.

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SEATTLE -- With the Astros and Mariners tied at 1 in the fifth inning Wednesday night, Houston left fielder Derek Fisher kept the Mariners from taking the lead when he reached over the wall to rob Seattle shortstop Jean Segura of a home run during the Astros' 7-1 win.

Segura launched a towering fly off Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole that appeared headed for the Astros bullpen past the outfield wall, but Fisher timed his leap perfectly and made the catch right over the top of the wall to end the inning.

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"I was just trying to read how it was going to go back,'' Fisher said. "It was a hard one to gauge on whether to jump or not jump. Fortunately, I caught it."

Astros manager AJ Hinch said Fisher's play gave his team some energy, which the Astros eventually used to break the game open with a six-run seventh inning.

"It was a big momentum play with the way the game was going,'' Hinch said. "Everybody exhales and then we come back and score a lot of runs. So it obviously was a turning point."

 

Terry Blount is a contributor to MLB.com based in Seattle.

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