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American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Houston



(Tuesday, May 7th)

Final Score: Houston 7, LA Angels of Anaheim 6

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Chris Carter blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-run third inning that lifted the Houston Astros to a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the opener of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

Jose Altuve also homered for Houston, which had lost six straight and 10 of its previous 11 games. Robbie Grossman scored twice and stole his first two bases of the year, while Jimmy Paredes drove in a run with a double in the third during his first start of 2013.

Jose Veras tossed a perfect ninth to save it for Jordan Lyles (1-0). who earned the win after striking out six in five innings of work. He was charged with three runs before giving way to the bullpen.

"I think I threw the ball a little bit better tonight than I did last outing," Lyles said. "Just from the fact being down 3-0 and then putting up some zeros against a pretty good offense."

Mark Trumbo, Howie Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo each homered for Los Angeles, which has dropped 10 of 13.

C.J. Wilson (3-1) struck out a season-high 12 batters for the Angels, but absorbed the loss after allowing all seven runs -- only two of which were earned -- in 6 1/3 innings.

After Erick Aybar led off the game with a double to left and Albert Pujols drew a walk, Trumbo deposited the first pitch he saw into the left field bleachers, giving the Angels an early 3-0 advantage.

With two away in the bottom of the first, Altuve worked the count full before offering a solo shot to put Houston on the board.

The Astros really took control in the third. Brandon Barnes started things off with a single. Grossman attempted to sacrifice him to second with a bunt but Angels catcher Hank Conger, who had three errors, was unable to field it cleanly and both runners were safe. A Conger throwing error during Paredes' at-bat put Barnes on third, and he came around to score on the Paredes double.

Altuve then singled in a run and following consecutive strikeouts, Carter homered to cap the frame.

Kendrick's sixth inning home run brought LA one run closer, but Houston got it back in the seventh on another Conger throwing error. Grossman singled and stole second. Two batters later, Mark Lowe was on the hill when Grossman stole third and Conger's throw went past Callaspo at third, allowing him to trot home. Altuve, who was intentionally walked, got greedy and tried to score as well but was thrown out at home by left fielder J.B. Shuck.

Trailing 7-4 in the eighth, Callaspo homered to left to bring the Angels to within a run, but that is as close as they would get.

"Any body can say what they want to say about us, but when we start rattling off wins and get it going here, we're going to look back and we're going to know that we got it done," Conger said of the Angels' struggles.

Game Notes

Kendrick has reached safely in 16 of 18 games ... Trumbo has now homered in six of his last eight games ... LA went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

05/08 02:34:37 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CAR 1
MIN 3
 
4th
CHA 97
TOR 81
 
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
7th
NYY 0
PIT 3
 
4th
IND 87
CHI 78
 
4th
WAS 96
MIA 91
 
4th
ORL 108
SAC 105
 
4th
CHA 97
TOR 81
 
4th
PHI 66
UTA 77
 
3rd
ATL 65
CLE 66
 
Half
NOP 47
BOS 47
 
Half
HOU 54
DET 46
 
Half
MEM 43
LAL 46
 
Half
BRK 46
PHO 50
 
2nd
SAN 35
DEN 37
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
DAL
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
 
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
 
Final
KSU 79
AKR 77
 
2nd
BUF 76
BGU 75
 
Final
DART 75
BRO 69
 
Final
WMICH 74
CMICH 62
 
2nd
PENN 52
CLMB 46
 
Final
PRIN 66
CORN 53
 
Final
OU 69
ILLCH 72
 
Final
OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
2nd
BST 52
NILL 56
 
Final
EMICH 85
TOL 59
 
Final
NIOWA 71
BRAD 46
 
2nd
MURST 57
MORE 62
 
2nd
HARV 21
YALE 31
 
1st
DREX 15
COC 10
 
1st
CITA 20
FUR 29
 
1st
CCAR 13
UNCA 16
 
1st
USF 3
PAC 8
 
1st
BAY 0
TTU 0
 
9:30pm Tonight
EKENT
BEL
9:30pm Tonight
CLST
DET
9:35pm Tonight
INDST
LOYC
11:30pm Tonight
SCU
LMU
3rd
NJD 2
CLB 3
 
3rd
CAR 1
MIN 3
 
2nd Intermission
OTT 1
BUF 2
 
2nd Intermission
DET 2
CAL 3
 
1st
CHI 0
EDM 1
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
PIT