LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs
LEADING OFF: Astros on verge of clinch, Cards baffling Cubs

A look at what's happening around the majors today: TEXAS ONE-STEP The Astros can clinch a third straight AL West title with a win over the Angels or a loss by Oakland. Houston has won six straight games and is already assured a postseason spot, and it's getting shortstop Carlos Correa in the swing of things at just the right time. Correa homered twice Friday in his second game after missing nearly a month with a sore back, and he finally looks healthy after missing 80 games total with various injuries. "We can feel it," second baseman Jose Altuve said. "We're excited. We all are anxious about things right now which is normal because we want to make it happen." CENTRAL CONTROL The NL Central-leading

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