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 mound.”