American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Houston|
(Sunday, September 15th)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 2, Houston 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Josh Hamilton and Andrew Romine each drove in a
run as the LA Angels of Anaheim took the rubber match of a three-game series
with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros.
Jerome Williams (8-10) earned his third consecutive win after yielding just
one run on five hits over seven strong frames of work. Ernesto Frieri
entered in the eighth inning and struck out four en route to recording a two-
"I probably threw three balls up in the zone, two by design, one by accident,"
Williams said. "That one by accident was a homer."
Astros starter Paul Clemens (4-5) took the loss despite pitching a career-
high seven innings and allowing just two runs on six hits. Marc Krauss homered
in the lone run as Houston dropped its second straight game after winning
four in a row.
The Halos are winners in five of six.
"I'm happy with some of it and there was some pitch selection that has got to
get better," Clemens said. "I don't know how much you guys were watching, but
there were some at-bats there where pitch selection was wrong. This game comes
down to two things: executing your pitches and choosing the right pitch in the
right situation. I just want to continue to get better at those things."
Hamilton's triple gave the Angels a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
With two outs, Mike Trout drew a walk and stole second before Hamilton drove
an 0-2 Clemens' offering to deep center field.
Krauss' fourth homer of the season tied the score in the bottom of the second.
LA broke through with another run in the top of the fifth when Erick Aybar and
Hank Conger slapped consecutive singles with no outs, putting runners on the
corners for Romine. Romine lifted a sacrifice fly into left, plating Aybar,
but Krauss gunned down Conger at first base for the double play.
Dane De La Rosa took the hill to begin the home half of the eighth and allowed
a single to Brandon Barnes before walking Jonathan Villar to put two on with
no outs. Frieri, who recorded a five-out save earlier in the series, took over
and retired three straight to preserve the lead.
Frieri remained on the mound for the final inning and pitched around a leadoff
single by Matt Dominguez to secure the series for LA.
Barnes had two hits for Houston while Conger went 2-for-3 for LA ... Trout
stole his 33rd bag of the season ... The Astros went 0-for-4 with runners in
scoring position and left seven on base ... Houston outhit LA, 7-6.
09/16 02:22:20 ET