American League Game Summary - Houston at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Friday, August 16th)
Final Score: Houston 8, LA Angels of Anaheim 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Carter hit a three-run home run and drove
in five as the Houston Astros took an 8-2 win over the LA Angels of Anaheim to
open a three-game set.
Matt Dominguez went 3-for-5 with a solo home run while L.J. Hoes also had
three hits and scored a run for the Astros, who have won three of their last
Brad Peacock (2-4) got his first win since April 10 as he gave up just two
unearned runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts over 6 1/3
"He used his change up well, he had a great pace, he did a tremendous job,"
Houston manager Bo Porter said of Peacock.
Hank Conger and Grant Green each drove in a run for the Angels, who have lost
five of six. Jerome Williams (5-9) dropped his seventh straight decision as he
gave up three runs on five hits with four walks in just 4 1/3 innings of work.
"What's hurting Jerome is his command, he's behind in counts," Angels manager
Mike Scioscia said.
This game stayed scoreless until the Astros went on top in the fifth inning.
Hoes led off with a double and Jonathan Villar followed with a bunt single.
Robbie Grossman then singled in the first run and Jose Altuve walked two
batters later to load the bases. A Jason Castro walk and Carter sacrifice fly
scored two more runs for a 3-0 lead.
The Angels got one back in the bottom of the fifth as Erick Aybar reached
second to start the inning on a single and a bad throw from Altuve, moved to
third on a Chris Nelson fly out, then scored on a Conger groundout.
In the seventh, Houston added to its lead as Brett Wallace led off with a
double and later scored on a Carter single for a 4-1 advantage.
The bottom of the inning saw the Angels again make it a two-run game as Nelson
reached base with one out on a fielding error by Villar, moved to third on
Conger's double, and scored thanks to a single from Green.
Josh Zeid then took the mound and induced a 5-4-3 double play from Peter
Bourjos to escape the jam.
Zeid got the first two outs of the eighth inning before giving up a single to
Mike Trout and handing the ball off to Kevin Chapman, who got Josh Hamilton to
pop out and end the frame.
A three-run homer by Carter was followed by a solo shot from Dominguez in the
ninth for an 8-2 lead for Houston.
Houston has won eight of the 14 games against the Angels this season ... The
Astros left 10 men on base, but did go 4-for-15 with runners in scoring
position ... Williams hasn't won a game since June 12 as he has appeared in 12
games, the last 11 of which have been starts ... Dallas Keuchel pitches for
Houston on Saturday, while the Angels will turn to Garrett Richards.
08/17 02:24:56 ET