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George Springer, Astros blow Angels out of the water

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It wasn’t pretty. Houston clinched.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Astros 13, Angels 5

You got the sense it wasn’t going to be pretty with Jose Suarez taking the mound against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Justin Verlander won his 20th game and it was all Houston. The plan was to piggyback Jose Rodriguez and Suarez and make it as far as we could. They each couldn’t get more than six outs. Miguel del Pozo got zero. Justin Anderson? One. Houston hit five home runs, three from Springer.

Jared Walsh and Michael Hermosillo tripled back-to-back, which was pretty cool:

But in the end, it was Houston bubbly time: