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Angels can't turn off Astros' power show in 9-7 loss

Angels can't turn off Astros' power show in 9-7 loss

HOUSTON — The Angels were just fine on offense Friday night against the Houston Astros.

Their pitching was a different story.

Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and Matt Dominguez's grand slam powered a big fifth inning to give the Astros their fourth straight win, 9-7.

The Angels finished with 12 hits, but Houston tagged Angels starter Jason Vargas (8-7) for nine hits and a season-high eight runs in 41/3 innings.

“This is one of the most unusual nights we've had in the last three weeks,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. “We just didn't get it done on the...

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