In the end, the name of the game is to win. But I’m sure the Astros would have to win a little cleaner on Friday night in Anaheim.
The Astros gave up four runs in the ninth inning to tie the game at 6-6 with the Halos. But Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa manufactured a run in the 10th inning to pick up the 7-6 win.
The Halos’ comeback spoiled another fine outing from Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel opened the ninth inning, allowing three singles to open the inning.
Ken Giles gave up hits to Mike Trout, Luis Valbuena (hi old friend), Andrelton Simmions, and Kole Calhoun.
Before that Keuchel had given up only two runs: a solo blast from Albert Pujols and Martin Maldonado.
The Astros got all their offense during regulation from Josh Reddick and Brian McCann.
Reddick hit a solo blast in the third and McCann rocked fifth home run of the season to put Houston up 4-2.
Reddick and McCann each drove an additional run in the eighth and ninth inning respectively.
After the tied game, Altuve singled and stole second with two outs. Correa followed with a single of his own to score Altuve.
Chris Devenski mopped up the whole mess by getting the Angels in order in the bottom of the 10th.