American League

LEADING OFF: Strasburg's shutout streak, Astros can clinch

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:



Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg tries to extend his franchise record of 34 straight scoreless innings when he starts at night against the Dodgers. Strasburg is 13-4 going into this matchup of NL division leaders vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu. Los Angeles has won four in a row since its 11-game losing streak, and is going for a sweep at Washington.


The Astros can clinch their first division title since 2001 with a win over Seattle or a loss by the Angels against the Rangers. This would be Houston's seventh division crown and first since switching to the American League for the...