MLB

more stats

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 four.

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 innings.

"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.

Game Notes

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

  • NASL: RailHawks vs. Ft. Lauderdale

    Saturday at 7:30 am on WRAL-2

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Canes head coach Kirk Muller presser

    Today at 11:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR