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Angels can't hit their way out of a tailspin, lose to Houston, 3-1
Angels can't hit their way out of a tailspin, lose to Houston, 3-1

addCustomPlayer('1j59v4a9evljr1d1b5hvawowo7', '', '', 600, 418, 'perf1j59v4a9evljr1d1b5hvawowo7', 'eplayer15'); HOUSTON — The Angels broke out the hard hats, fired up the backhoe and dug their season-opening hole a little deeper Wednesday night. They got a quality start from Joe Blanton but grounded into four double plays and went hitless in five at-bats with runners in scoring position in a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros that dropped them to 11-22, the third-worst record in baseball. The Angels have lost 11 of 14 games to fall 9 1/2 games behind Texas in the American League West, and they tied the 1969 and 1976 clubs for the worst 33-game start in franchise history. BOX SCORE:...

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