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Ex-NCAA investigator: Mistakes in USC probe

A former NCAA investigator admitted under questioning Wednesday that mistakes repeatedly occurred when ex-USC assistant Todd McNair was interviewed during its extra-benefits investigation into former running back Reggie Bush.

Prospect Profile: Scott Quessenberry (0:23)
Verlander fans 9 in win vs. Angels (0:26)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

With his 619th career-HR, Albert Pujols is now 6 hits away from 3,000.

Altuve hits first homer of the season (0:28)
Bregman powerful triple puts Astros on the board (0:43)

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)