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Angels 7, Astros 1: Peacock finally turns into a pumpkin

Los Angeles squares up Brad Peacock for five runs over 4 2⁄3 innings.

MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Peacock was all but perfect in his four starts leading up to Friday’s game. He is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA. It appeared the key was making sure Peacock wasn’t seen for a third time through the lineup.

But that Cinderella story finally fell apart and Peacock turned back into a pumpkin at Angel Stadium. The Angels scored seven runs (five earned) against Peacock in a 7-1 win.

A bases-loaded doubled from Kaleb Cowart cleared the bases and put the Halos up 3-1 in the second inning. Cowart would score on a throw down to second to get Ji-Man Choi. Jefry Marte added a fifth run with a solo shot, and Adrelton Simmons plated two in the fifth to send Peacock to the showers.

The Astros lone run came from Teoscar Hernandez, who plated Carlos Correa with a ground rule double.

David Paulino pitched three scoreless innings in relief, allowing just one hit and striking out two.