While the Houston Astros players, coaches, and staff’s mind were at home with Hurricane Harvey pounding the Bayou City, the Astros were finishing a series in Sunny California.
The Astros appears to be falling prey the same story on Sunday as Saturday with the bullpen giving up an early lead. But a deep drive to center field from Brian McCann put Houston back in the win column with a 7-5 victory at Angel Stadium.
Mike Trout nearly caught McCann’s fly ball off the top of the wall, but instead, it rolled away from the Halo defender allowing three runs to score and McCann to collect his fifth career triple of his career.
The Astors went up 2-0 in the first inning with a two-run shot by Jose Altuve, his 20th home run of the season. Houston added on in the fourth with RBI singles from McCann and Marwin Gonzalez.
The Angels’ Ben Revere doubled home three runs in the fifth. Luis Valbuena smacked a two-run home run against his former team in the sixth inning. Houston trailed 5-4.
The Astros loaded the bases in the eighth with singles from Altuve and Josh Reddick, and a walk from Yuli Gurriel. McCann smacked his triple on a first pitch fastball from Cam Bedrosian.
Charlie Morton allowed three runs on four hits over five innings. He struck out five and walked one. Joe Musgrove gave up two runs on two hits over two innings. Chris Devenski and Ken Giles closed out the game with two clean innings.