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Astros 7, Angels 1: Astros make quick work of Lincecum; Feldman sharp in start

The offense does the job as Feldman posts five solid innings in a spot start.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Feldman was supposed to be tossing a bullpen session but instead, he was starting on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Feldman finished the job with five innings on the mound. The Astros offense jumped out early with a Carlos Correa three-run home run and continued to build on the lead towards a 7-1 victory at Angel Stadium.

Angels starter Tim Lincecum had a similar look to Dallas Keuchel all of Tuesday night, he never looked comfortable on the mound. It started from the first batter, George Springer, who he walked on four pitches. Jose Altuve walked to put two runners on for Correa. Correa tomahawked a 2-0 fastball over the left field fence for a three-run home run. Houston led 3-0 after a half inning.

The Angels would get a run back in the third inning. Carlos Perez reached on a bunt single after a reviewed call. Luis Valbuena picked a fielding error allowing Perez and Mike Trout to be safe, and Albert Pujols followed with a single to score one run.

Houston quickly got the run back with a triple from Marwin Gonzalez and a double from Carlos Gomez to open the fourth inning.

While the Angels offense failed to solve Feldman, the Astros tacked one another run in the fifth. Altuve singled but was caught attempted to stretch into a double. Correa followed with a walk and Colby Rasmus singled to right, Correa moved to third on the hit. Gonzalez dropped down a safety squeeze, allowing Correa to score.

Michael Feliz stepped in for Feldman in the sixth inning. He would open the inning with a walk to Mike Trout, but the Angels could mount an offensive strike.

Altuve was a one-man offensive weapon in the seventh. He singled, stole second and third base to push his total stolen bases to 20. Altuve scored on a Correa ground out.

Gonzalez added his second extra-base hit in the eighth with a double to left. He moved to third on a Gomez single and scored on an Evan Gattis fly out.

George Springer showed off his fielding skills in the bottom of the frame as he robbed Mike Trout of at least a single with a divining catch.

The game ended on a 6-4-3 double play on a grounder from Adrelton Simmons. Feldman, Feliz, Pat Neshek, and Chris Devenski combined to allow one unearned on eight hits and one walk while striking out four.