Three-run blast by Pujols helps Angels over

Francis Osborne
April 19, 2017

The trio of Michael Feliz, Jandel Gustave and Brad Peacock tossed four scoreless innings, holding the Angels to one hit and two walks while striking out six. The Astros are also 4-1 in Musgrove's last five starts and have won four of his last five outings against divisional rivals as well.

"Any time there's a close game, there's a little more pressure, but those are the types of games we like to play in", Bregman said.

"I felt like I threw the ball well tonight", he said. "I think they got on five or six times".

Correa was hit by a pitch Saturday in Oakland.

Martin Maldonado and Yunel Escobar each singled to start the fifth-inning rally, and Mike Trout lashed a one-out double just beyond a diving George Springer.

First pitch will be at 7:10 from Minute Maid Park.

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After having capitalized on late-inning opportunities while winning four consecutive games on the road, the Houston Astros showcased on Monday night an impressive ability to strike early when their chances were few and far between. After a Kole Calhoun strikeout, Mike Trout doubled in Maldonado to tie the game at two apiece and bring up the ghost of NL past, Albert Pujols.

ASTROS KEY TRENDS: The Astros have won five straight games and are 6-0 in their last six games when facing a right-handed starter. Correa said he felt better on Tuesday but that it was still hard to grip a bat.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Joe Musgrove delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Houston. He'll test his hand out again during batting practice Tuesday and if all goes well, he could return to action later that evening, though the Astros may be cautious and ease their star back.

NOTES: The Angels acquired RHP Parker Bridwell from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Morton, who had his first scoreless outing since April. 12, 2016, when he threw 6 2/3 scoreless, has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his three starts this season.

Astros: Left-hander Dallas Keuchel is scheduled for his fourth start on Wednesday. Over three starts this season, Keuchel holds a 2-0 record, a 0.86 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 21.0 innings.

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