30-18, 1st in AL West
McCullers dominant in win over Indians (0:31)
Astros use McCann's long ball to get out in front (0:17)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

With seven scoreless innings from Lance McCullers, the Astros' rotation ERA sits at 2.25. It's averaging 10.55 strikeouts per nine innings -- just about equal to Randy Johnson's career rate of 10.6. Batters are hitting .186 against them -- that's less than the .195 average Pedro Martinez held hitters to during his 1997-2002 peak. They've allowed a .254 wOBA -- only seven regular batters are worse this season. Incredible.

Correa was more nervous about engagement than Game 7 (0:54)
Correa always looking to improve on defense (1:48)
McCullers Jr. explains why he throws so many curveballs (0:50)
Correa cranks Kluber's pitch for HR (0:24)
Bregman can't complete spectacular throw (0:23)
Kemp flies head first for snag (0:23)
Lindor defeats Orbit in lightsaber battle (0:36)

Morton throws 7 strong innings in Astros' 4-1 win

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.

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CP3: Hoops 'minor' against Santa Fe attack

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.


BBTN: Tex Speaks Out, Showalter Gets Frustrated, Bochy Calls Out Umps

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).

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.