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Defying all the odds and laws of nature/man/universe, the Angels beat the Astros 2-0

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Angels 2 Astros 0

The Angels arrived in Minute Maid park tonight to kick off their final series at Houston in 2016, and somewhere in their minds had to have been the fact that the Astros have owned the Halos recently. Like, they’ve lost 11 straight games to the Astros ownage...yeah, it’s like that.

On the mound was Ricky Nolasco, he of the hot-and-cold starts, but tonight he was all hot, no cold. He wound up going seven innings, giving up just five hits and blanking Houston on the scoreboard. Seven shutout innings, you say? Sounds like the good Nolasco showed up tonight, to say the least.

They weren’t the only ones being kept quiet at the dish, though, because the Astros’ Mike Fiers was giving the visiting team fits for most of the night. Well, except for the first inning, when Mike Trout walked and then typical Astros killer Albert Pujols launched a two-run jack, his 31st of the year.

The Angels sat on that 2-0 lead for the rest of the evening, afraid that Houston could strike back at any point, but it never came. J.C. Ramirez and Andrew Bailey came on in relief and continued to shutout the ‘stros just fine, and happened.

Andrew Bailey, in the bottom of the ninth, got a game-ending double play and the impossible had become a reality.




“I don’t believe you, Joshy woshy” is probably what you’re saying right now. Well, first of all, don’t baby talk me. Second, YES IT DID!

THE ANGELS BEAT HOUSTON, HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They not only broke the bad streak, but now they are in SOLE possession of fourth place in the AL West. Ya hear that, critics?!? SOLE POSSESSION OF FOURTH!

Pinch me, this can’t be real.