Angels 10 Astros 4
Talk about sandbagging. The Angels played the scoring game close to their vest tonight, making it look like it was yet another loss to the Astros, but instead, it was yet another comeback win (like last night) and yet another consecutive win (their third in a row).
In the begging of this game, the Astros put a couple on the board via sac fly and a wild pitch. In the fourth, Albert Pujols offered up the first Halos offensive counter, with an RBI double, but it’d only put the score at 2-1, Houston advantage, and we’d stay that way for most of the game.
Before getting to the exciting later innings, the Astros piled on a few more runs, driving up their lead to 4-1, thanks to a triple and a single in the 7th off of Jose Valdez. The Angels were heading to the 8th down by three, and they’d need some heroics to walk away with the victory.
Well, they brought the heroics.
The eighth inning set off yet another Halo Blitz, this time due to a string of singles that drove in Angels players like a conveyor belt; Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols all had RBI singles, and C.J. Cron had himself a sac fly. The dust would finally settle and the Angels had usurped the Astros as kings of the game, as they now held a 5-4 lead.
The top of the 9th had the Angels in full no mercy mode, as they hit a handful of doubles (seriously, they had four doubles in this one inning), and coupled with the assistance of some Astros errors, they would tack on five more runs, and jacked the lead up to 10-4.
Andrew Bailey came in for the 9th to shut the door, and he did it without incident, giving the Angels a nice 10-4 lead, their third in a row, and their second night of pulling off some nifty comebacks.
Something has gotten into this team here in Houston, would have been nice to see it earlier in the year, but better late than never, I guess.