An­gels 4, Hous­ton 3

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Gary Klein

KEY MO­MENT: With the score tied, 3- 3, and run­ners at first and third with one out in the eighth in­ning, Daniel Robert­son stepped in to face Astros re­liever Will Harris. Robert­son fouled off a pitch on a bunt at­tempt, but with the count 2- 1, he dropped a bunt to the first- base side. First base­man Chris Carter fielded the ball but tossed it past catcher Jason Cas­tro for an er­ror as Erick Ay­bar scored. Ay­bar had led off the in­ning with a sin­gle, moved to sec­ond on a wild pitch and stole third.

AT THE PLATE: Al­bert Pu­jols hit two home runs and drove in three runs. He also reached on an er­ror in the first in­ning and walked in the third. Ay­bar had two hits for the An­gels. Kole Cal­houn and Chris Ian­netta also had hits.

ON THE MOUND: Left- han­der Hec­tor San­ti­ago gave up only one run and two hits in six in­nings but got a no de­ci­sion against the Astros for the sec­ond time this sea­son. Trevor Gott pitched a score­less sev­enth be­fore Joe Smith gave up two runs in the eighth. Hus­ton Street earned the vic­tory.

EX­TRA BASES: Mike Trout of the An­gels leads among Amer­i­can League out­field­ers in bal­lot­ing for the July 14 All- Star game in Cincinnati, ac­cord­ing to an up­date re­leased by Ma­jor League Base­ball on Mon­day. Trout, the reign­ing AL most valu­able player, has 9,148,142 votes, which puts him ahead of Kansas City’s Lorenzo Cain, who has 9,079,146 votes, and Roy­als team­mate Alex Gor­don ( 7,810,995) …. Man­ager Mike Scios­cia did not mince words when asked, af­ter ESPN’s latest re­port re­gard­ing Pete Rose’s gam­bling, whether he thought Rose be­longed on the Hall of Fame bal­lot: “We’ve sur­vived PEDs. This game will never sur­vive gam­bling. Will never. So the fact of the rule is very clear. If there’s an al­lu­sion that any­body in this game is mak­ing bets on per­for­mance, whether it’s pro or con, base­ball will just un­ravel. That’s why the penal­ties are very stiff. And if all the al­le­ga­tions are true against Pete, that’s the price he has to pay.”

IN­JURY RE­PORT: Scios­cia said that pre­lim­i­nary tests on pitcher Jered Weaver’s in­jured left hip showed “no struc­tural” dam­age. Weaver was placed on the 15- day dis­abled list be­cause of hip in­flam­ma­tion on Sun­day. Scios­cia told re­porters that Weaver “won’t pick up a ball for five days, and then we’ll just try and see where he is and move for­ward from there.” …. Out­fielder Collin Cowgill, who has been side­lined be­cause of a wrist in­jury, will start to swing a bat Wed­nes­day.

UP NEXT: Left- han­der C. J. Wil­son ( 5- 5, 3.39 earned- run av­er­age) faces the Astros’ Collin McHugh ( 7- 3, 5.04) at 7 p. m. at An­gel Sta­dium. TV: FS West. Ra­dio: 830, 1330.

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