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Astros Dominate in Interleague Play

The Houston Astros had a good week, taking four of five interleague games against their old NL Central rival St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. Now 70 games into the season, the Astros are hovering near .500. What will it take in the 92 games remaining to climb into playoff contention? Plus the Cleveland Cavaliers […]

Michael Hagerty Houston Public MediaThe Houston Astros had a good week, taking four of five interleague games against their old NL Central rival St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. Now 70 games into the season, the Astros are hovering near .500. What will it take in the 92 games remaining to climb into playoff contention?

Plus the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship, winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals last night 93-89 over the Golden State Warriors. It's Cleveland's first pro sports championship since 1964. While Houston experienced Dynamo championships in 2006 and 2007 and NBA titles back in the mid ‘90s, we examine some parallels between the city of Cleveland and its now former championship drought, and the city of Houston.

And we take a look at the Houston Dynamo’s first two games under interim coach Wade Barrett.

We ask Jeff Balke, who joins us each Monday to discuss developments in Houston sports.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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