The Angels won consecutive games for the first time this season and took their first series in the process, beating the Houston Astros 4-1 at Angel Stadium. Mike Trout hit his first home run of the season and Josh Hamilton had a late two-run homer to widen a 2-1 lead. Hamilton finished the day with three RBIs.
Ernesto Frieri came into the top of the eighth inning with two on and tow out and got a strikeout, then stayed in the game to record the Save. C.J. Wilson had more 3-2 counts than a cat has lives and seemed to nibble around the plate with each batter, but in the end the Astros were only able to score a run off of him.
Hamilton gave the generic live on-field interview after the game to Jamie Maggio of FSN-West - a boring recap of the generic platitudes about feeling good that you have heard a million times until he asked her "Is two games considered a winning streak?" The bottleblonde telecaster was left giggling in lieu of being speechless in the heat of actually having to think.
The Angels are now 4-8 and head to Minnesota for three games.