Los Angeles Teams

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A day game may benefit Houston in avoiding a sweep: The Astros have scored 57 runs in their 9 day games (6.33 runs per game), giving them the third-highest runs per game mark in day games in the Majors behind the Yankees (6.67) and the Braves (6.57).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Albert Pujols talked to me about joining Adrián Beltré as the only two players born in the Dominican Republic with 3,000 hits: "It's very special, especially knowing all the Dominican players that come through the big leagues. To be able to accomplish that has been unbelievable. But I really don't think about it. When I hit it, when that moment comes, I'll probably be more focused on it. But right now, my job is to try and win every game and to try to help this ball club win. That's my goal. I don't play for records, I play to win a championship. And there would be nothing better than to bring a championship this year to the city of Anaheim. That's my main focus. So I'm aware, because I mean, I'm human. I'm aware of where I'm at. We have big numbers in our stadium that show you every day! It's going to be a very special moment whenever it happens. But I really don't look for it, I really just let it happen. Just like I have with the 500 and 600, and ignore the distractions."

BBTN: Acuna Promotion, AL West Rivalry, Yanks Rolling

Buster talks to Jerry Crasnick about Atlanta's promotion of Ronald Acuna, the Angels-Astros rivalry, Derek Jeter and more (3:54). Plus, David O'Brien on Acuna (:17), Coley Harvey on Didi Gregorius' hot month (29:58) and Paul Hembekides on the underappreciation of Mookie Betts and more (36:35).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Astros lineup for three-game series finale, looking to avoid sweep vs Angels today.

Language barrier not an issue for Ohtani (1:30)

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Ohtani struggled against the Astros, but he still brought the heat.

Ohtani help Angels over Astros (1:20)
Simmons hits 2 home runs against the Astros (0:39)
Ohtani gets 6 Ks against Astros (0:52)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Japanese two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani out of the game after fanning Alex Bregman for his 7th strikeout. Ohtani threw a season-high 98 pitches (55 strikes) over 5.1 innings and allowed 6 hits and 4 earned runs.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Shohei Ohtani is back out to start the sixth inning. Threw a season-high 92 pitches in his pitching debut on April 1st in Oakland (currently at 88 pitches).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Shohei Ohtani with a pair of 101 mph heaters in what will likely be his last inning; at 88 pitches after 5IP. Angels holding on to a 4-3 lead over the Astros.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Astros 9-hole hitter Derek Fisher with his first home run of the season against Shohei Ohtani, cuts the Angels lead to 4-3 in the 5th inning.

Trout hits 10th HR of season (0:22)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay was asked at a press conference today whether it was hard to part with the No. 23 overall pick for WR Brandin Cooks. "If you told me I'd be getting that player at 23, I'd be throwing a pool party. And I don't even have a pool."

Rams thinking big picture with Gurley and Peters (1:12)
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Rams exercise options on Gurley, Peters

The Los Angeles Rams have exercised their fifth-year options for a couple of All-Pros in running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters -- moves that will tack on roughly $19 million to next year's payroll.