The Houston Astros hadn't reminded fans that they couldn't have nice things in three games so the reminder was far overdue. The Los Angeles Angels were happy to bring Mike Fiers and the Astros back down to earth in Anaheim, winning 7-2 on Friday.
The Angels got all the runs they needed in the third inning, after going down in order in the first and second innings.
Rafael Ortega led off the inning with a double and was followed by a single from former Astros prospect Carlos Perez. Another former Astro Gregorio Petit walked to load the bases with no outs.
Kole Calhoun singled home the Halos' first run of the game and Mike Trout broke the game open with a double -- clearing the bases of all three runners.
Albert Pujols followed with his 570th career home run -- putting the Angels up 6-0 in the third. It was Pujols' 51st home run against the Astros in his career.
Petit helped add another run in the fourth inning, hitting a double to left with one out. Yunel Escobar singled home Petit, making the score 7-0 through four.
On the flip side, the Astro offense struggled against Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker was 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA in five career appearances (three starts) coming into the game against the Astros. But he figured out his issues with the Astros on Friday night.
Shoemaker struck out 11 batters on 116 pitches, allowing two runs on seven hits.
The Astros two runs came from Colin Moran, who hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth. But the game ended with the next batter, a strikeout from Jason Castro.