Corey Kluber struck out 10, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes hit home runs and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Houston Astros 5-4 on Saturday.
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With Francisco Lindor, Manny Machado, Carlos Correa, Didi Gregorius and Andrelton Simmons, there's no shortage of top-notch shortstops in the AL.
Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Friday night for their third straight win.
Rockets point guard Chris Paul was among those reacting to a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 dead Friday.
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Mark Teixeira's comments on Robinson Cano, Buck Showalter's frustrations with his club, Bruce Bochy vs. umpires and more (:25). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on the Dodgers' struggles and the SNB matchup (28:28) and Tom Hamilton with some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (46:11).
Eric Karabell and Tristan H. Cockcroft discuss Justin Verlander's great season so far (2:30), replacements for Robinson Cano (7:00) the truth about Bartolo Colon (14:00), Combo Meals (17:00) & a Closer Carousel (22:10). Plus, they take your #06010MLB questions.
Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Justin Verlander's throwback performance, Brandon Belt's issue with the umps and more (:29). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (23:11) and Andy McCullough brings some "Inside Heat" on the struggling Dodgers (27:40).
BBTN Scoreboard: The Slumping Dodgers, The Conservation Of Chris Sale, And Another Justin Verlander Gem
Buster recaps Wednesday's action, including Justin Verlander's Hall of Fame pursuit, the Red Sox watching Chris Sale's innings, and the disappointing Dodgers.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Justin Verlander's 1.05 ERA and 33.8 percent strikeout rate in his first 15 regular-season starts for the Astros are better than he had during any 15-start stretch in his entire Tigers career.
While you're watching The Show, your favorite team is buzzing about draft day. Here are the first-round picks they prize most.
Justin Verlander pitched a five-hitter for his first shutout in three years and Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer as the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Wednesday night.
The Houston Astros recalled outfielder Tony Kemp from Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday after sending Jake Marisnick down after Tuesday night's game.
Jake Marisnick, who is batting just .141 this season, has been demoted to Triple-A Fresno. Said Marisnick: "You don't perform and you get sent down."
A historically potent offense helped earn the champs their rings, but they've lost ground at the plate as rivals rise to the challenge.
Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros rallied from a late two-run deficit for a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth was staggered by a foul ball to the mask hit by Shohei Ohtani off a 99-mph fastball from Gerrit Cole. Culbreth eventually walked off the field.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Gerrit Cole had allowed just 10 runs over his first eight starts, but Justin Upton tagged him for a two-run homer in the bottom of the first for the Angels. The new-look Angels lineup features Mike Trout hitting leadoff and Shohei Ohtani batting second and Trout scored ahead of Upton after drawing the leadoff walk.