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Astros hit 5 home runs and overwhelm Angels

HOUSTON (AP) – José Altuve and Yuli Gurriel hit home runs early in the game, and the Houston Astros hit five home runs, their most this season, to overwhelm the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 on Wednesday night.

Venezuelan Altuve homered in the first inning of the game, while Cuban Gurriel, who had also homered Tuesday, hit a two-run club late in the first inning.

Kyle Tucker joined the party, hitting a home run for the second game in a row. His two-run hit came in the sixth inning, off Andrew Heaney (1-3), to make it 5-0.

Houston’s Mexican starter Jose Urquidy allowed two hits and struck out four in 3 2/3 innings before walking away with a sore back of the shoulder.


Brandon Bielak (2-2) looked solid after Urquidy’s departure, tolerating just two hits and one run in 3 1/3 innings, clinching the win.

Yordan Alvarez hit a solo home run and) Chas McCormick added a three-run drive in the eighth to help the Astros win their second straight series, after also taking two of three games against Toronto.

For the Angels, Cuban José Iglesias 4-2. The Dominican Juan Lagares 4-1.

For the Astros, the Venezuelan Altuve 5-1 with a run scored and an produced. The Cubans Álvarez 4-2 with two runs scored and one RBI, Gurriel 3-1 with one scored and two RBIs, Díaz 1-0. Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa 3-3 with two runs scored, Martín Maldonado 4-0.


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