After riding a four-game losing streak, the Angels picked up a much-needed win to close out the series in Houston, defeating the Astros, 4-2.
Houston scored 16 runs yesterday, completely tearing apart the Angels’ pitchers. Well, the Halos pitching staff did an incredible job at keeping the bats in check on Sunday, allowing them to score only two runs on four hits.
Dylan Bundy was solid for the Angels, as he gave them six innings and allowed only two runs on three hits. The only mistake he made was on the home run to Yuli Gurriel, aside from that he had everything working. He struck out six, and issued only one walk on the afternoon.
It was the Angels bullpen who really locked things down. Chris Rodriguez and Mike Mayers each threw a scoreless inning, with each pitcher also striking out two a piece. Raisel Iglesias then came in for the ninth, holding onto a two-run lead. He issued a hit, but a double play ended the game, giving him his third save of the season.
After a scoreless five innings from both sides, the Angels jumped on the board first in the sixth inning. With the bases loaded and two hits, David Fletcher hit this single that bounced off the bag, resulting in two runs scoring to give LA the 2-0 edge.
As mentioned earlier, the Astros tied the game in the seventh thanks to a homer from Gurriel. The game wasn’t tied for long, as Shohei Ohtani led off the top of the eighth with a solo home run, already his seventh of the season. They added an insurance run in the ninth thanks to an RBI single from Anthony Bemboom.
WP: Chris Rodriguez (1-0) 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO
LP: Luis Garcia (0-2) 1 2⁄3 IP, 1 ER
SV: Raisel Iglesias (3) 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 SO
HR: Shohei Ohtani (7) Yuli Gurriel (4)