Monday, October 3, 2022

Astros shoot 5 hours into victory over Angels

HOUSTON ( Associated Press) — Alex Bregman and Trey Mancini hit two of Houston’s five home runs, and the AL West-leading Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-4 on Sunday to register 90 wins in the season.

Down 3–0, the Astros scored five times in the third inning. Honduran Mauricio Dubon led the innings with a single homer, and after Tucker Davidson (2-6) hit Yordan Alvarez with a pitch to load the grounds, Davidson left his place on the mound to Mike Meyers, Which was greeted with a grand slam by Bregman to right center field.

It was Bregman’s fourth career Grand Slam and the first since May 5, 2019, also against Angels.

Mike Trout, who has taken home six straight games, a franchise record, was given a day off. Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Long share the major league record with eight consecutive games with at least one home run.

Mancini hit his three-run homer in left field in the fifth. Alvarez placed none on base in the eighth to reach 32 for the season, and Kyle Tucker added two after two batsmen.

Luis Garcia (12-8) conceded three runs in eight hits with four strikes in five innings. He has conceded at least three runs in seven consecutive starts.

Venezuela’s Jose Altuve scored two runs for the Astros at 5-3. Cubans lvarez produced 2-1 with one and scored two; Yulisky Guriel scored 5-2 with one run. Dominican Jeremy Pea scored 5-1 with a run. Puerto Rican Christian Vazquez 5-0. Honduran Mauricio Dubon scored 4-1 with an RBI and a run.

For the Angels, Venezuelan Luis Rengifo 4-1. Dominican Magnaris Sierra 1-0.

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