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Garrett Richards, Angels shut down Astros, 4-0
Garrett Richards, Angels shut down Astros, 4-0

Garrett Richards stuck out nine to match his career best over eight excellent innings and helped the Los Angeles Angels snap a season-worst four-game skid with a 4-0 win over Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Richards (5-2) bounced back from a terrible outing in his last start when he allowed five runs while getting only two outs. It was the shortest non-injury-related start of his career. Joe Smith struck out one in a hitless ninth to complete the four-hitter for the Angels. Erick Aybar had two doubles and an RBI and David Freese doubled and drove in a run for the Angels. Houston starter Jarred Cosart (4-5) allowed eight hits and three runs and tied a career-high with eight...

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