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Astros drop series opener in extra innings, 6-5

Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels
Luis Garcia #77 of the Houston Astros pitches during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 04, 2020 in Anaheim, California.
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Lance McCullers started for the Astros in this one but it did not go well at all. He allowed a single to Simmons to start the game and then Trout followed that up with a 2 run HR. He walked the next three batters and was quickly pulled for Luis Garcia, who was making his MLB debut. The Angels got one more run in the first to make it 3-0.

The Angels would add another run on a Walsh solo HR in the 3rd to make it 4-0.

In the top of the 4th, the Astros offense put together a little rally. After a Brantley walk and Gurriel double, Tucker drove in a run with an RBI groundout. Correa followed up with an RBI double to make it 4-2.

Garcia lasted 4.2 innings allowing just 1 hit and 1 run in his major league debut! Cionel Perez relieved Garcia and went 1.1 innings allowing 1 run in the 6th to extend the Angels lead to 5-2.

The Astros loaded the bases in the 8th but a Toro strikeout and Diaz pop-up stalled the rally. Andre Scrubb relieved Perez and despite some struggles throwing strikes, he managed to toss 2.1 scoreless innings.

The offense rallied in the 9th on a Maldonado single and Springer double to start it off. A wild pitch scored Maldonado and a groundout scored Springer to make it 5-4. After a Brantley single, the Astros pinch ran Straw. Straw would steal second, and come around to score on a 2 strike, 2 out RBI double from Kyle Tucker to tie the game.

The Astros went scoreless in the 10th and 11th but the Angels were able to walk it off on an Ohtani RBI single as the Astros lost 6-5.