The Astros need just one inning to push across the required runs for a win on Sunday in a 13-3 win over the Angels at Minute Maid Park. It comes as no surprise that the Astros' MVP candidate Jose Altuve was the driving force for the rout of Los Angeles.
Altuve blasted a three-run home run home run against Tim Lincicum before an out was recorded for the Astros. Altuve's home run landed on the concourse in left field where only the big boys hang out.
Luis Valbuena continued the home run party with his 13th home run of the season to put Houston up 4-0. The Astros would add four more runs in the second inning -- highlighted by a double from Preston Tucker (who was driven in by a George Springer single) and Altuve's second home run of the game (scoring two).
The party continued with a RBI double from Carlos Gomez to score Colby Rasmus in the third.
The Astros continued to tee off on Angels pitching the fifth inning. Houston scored three runs in the inning. Preston Tucker tomahawked a pitch from Jose Alvarez into the right field stands. An error on a Marwin Gonzalez grounder and singles from George Springer, Jose Altuve, and Carlos Correa plated two more runs -- Altuve picked up his sixth RBI of the game.
Evan Gattis put the icing on the cake with a no-doubt home run in the sixth inning to put Houston up 13-1.
On the mound, Mike Fiers rebounded from his turbulent start in Oakland. He allowed three runs on nine hits over seven innings while striking out two and walking none.
Scott Feldman allowed two hits but kept the Angels from scoring over the final two innings.