Brandon Laird

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 mound.”

The Astros...

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