Beltran's first Houston homer helps Astros top Angels 2-1


Chris Devenski was credited with a save after allowing one run over 2 1/3 innings Thursday against the Angels. "It's easy when McCann puts down some quality fingers and makes me look better than I am". "He did both of those tonight". The 21-year-old righthander has yet to allow a run through 9 1/3 innings but has issued nine walks.

Angels: RHP Ricky Nolasco (0-2) makes his fourth start of the season Tuesday in the second game of the four-game series. "More times than not, I have been making quality pitches".

Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run and Khris Davis added a sacrifice fly as part of a four-run sixth as the A's overcame their majors-leading 17th error to snap a four-game losing streak.

Reddick tripled in the first inning, doubled in the sixth and struck out swinging in his only other at-bat, finishing 3-for-4.

"It was huge", Reddick said. It was a great feeling.

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Yulieski Gurriel also had an RBI single in the fifth that gave the Astros a 2-1 lead.

The lone run surrendered by Keuchel came off an RBI single from Yunel Escobar into left field in the third inning, scoring Danny Espinosa. The Angels, who finished with eight hits, lost for the first time this season when getting eight or more hits.

"I thought we battled him", Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Keuchel. He got the ground balls when he needed it.

First pitch will be at 7:10 from Minute Maid Park.

Houston's Carlos Correa was 0 for 2 with a walk in his return to the lineup after sitting out three games with a sore right hand after being plunked on Saturday in Oakland. The right-hander improved from his first career start Friday against Kansas City where he was tagged for five runs in five innings.

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"We did a good job of capitalizing tonight", Alex Bregman said.

The pitching staff supported Houston's offense Monday night. I like what I did today but I threw too much offspeed. I think looking at the guys in the clubhouse...

Astros: SS Carlos Correa missed his second straight game because of soreness in his right hand after he was plunked on Saturday. "Just a few mistakes and a couple balls they took advantage of". Hinch said Correa is still considered day-to-day. "Initially we planned on playing him", Hinch said. Perez was 1 for 13 with an RBI this season and had not played since Sunday.

"Big time going forward", he said. "Juan is a really good fit up here. The move was made because of that".

Keuchel (3-0) gave up one run on eight hits, striking out seven and walking one in seven innings.

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Thursday: The Angels conclude their series with the Astros at 2:10 p.m. Lance McCullers Jr. Fiers is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts this season and allowed six hits and five runs in four innings in his last start.