An­gels 2, Hous­ton 1 ( 13 in­nings)

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Mike DiGiovanna

AT THE PLATE: The An­gels scored their first run in the fourth in­ning af­ter load­ing the bases on an Al­bert Pu­jols walk, a Matt Joyce sin­gle and an Efren Navarro walk. Chris Ian­netta flied to medium left field, just deep enough for Pu­jols to tag and score. The Astros tied the score, 1- 1, in the fifth when Jose Al­tuve sin­gled with one out, stole sec­ond base and scored when Car­los Cor­rea smoked a dou­ble over the head of Joyce in left field. Erick Ay­bar had three hits. The An­gels won de­spite go­ing one for nine with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion and get­ting one hit in 14 at- bats from Kole Cal­houn, Mike Trout and Pu­jols.

ON THE MOUND: Left- han­der An­drew Heaney, whom the Dodgers ac­quired from Mi­ami and flipped to the An­gels for Howie Ken­drick last off- sea­son, re­lied pri­mar­ily on a 92- mph fast­ball and sharp slider to sti­fle an Astros team that racked up 13 runs and 16 hits Tues­day night. He threw first- pitch strikes to 14 of 23 bat­ters, struck out five and walked one, and es­caped a first- and- third, two- out jam in the fifth. “He has real stuff,” Man­ager Mike Scios­cia said. “He has a nice, sidearm fast­ball, good ve­loc­ity, he changes speeds well and gets the ball in on right- han­ders. Hope­fully it’s the start of some­thing big for us.” Astros right- han­der Lance McCullers, mak­ing his eighth big league start af­ter be­ing re­called from dou­ble A in May, gave up one run and four hits in six in­nings.

ON THE BASES: Hous­ton pinch- run­ner Ge­orge Springer was picked off first base by re­liever Joe Smith in the ninth. Evan Gat­tis then shot a grounder into the left- field cor­ner but slid awk­wardly into sec­ond, his front leg pop­ping up be­fore he reached the bag. That gave Johnny Gi­avotella ex­tra time to field David Robert­son’s strong one- hop throw from left field and tag out Gat­tis. Pinch- run­ner Mar­win Gon­za­lez slid past sec­ond on a 10th- in­ning stolen- base at­tempt and was tagged out by short­stop Ay­bar.

UPON FUR­THER RE­VIEW: All three in­stant- replay re­views — one Astros chal­lenge on Springer’s pickoff and two ini­ti­ated by um­pires, on slides by Gat­tis in the ninth and Gon­za­lez in the 10th — went the An­gels’ way.

UP NEXT: The An­gels are off Thurs­day. Right- han­der Matt Shoe­maker ( 4- 5, 5.20 earned- run av­er­age) will op­pose Seat­tle right- han­der Tai­juan Walker ( 5- 6, 4.94) on Fri­day at 7 p. m. at An­gel Sta­dium. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830, 1330.

Mark Boster Los An­ge­les Times

TAY­LOR FEATHER­STON is hoisted by an An­gels team­mate af­ter hit­ting a walk- off sin­gle in the 13th in­ning.

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