Angels 3, Astros 1
Reid Detmers had the best start of his young Major League career, throwing six innings of one-run ball, and the Angels avoided the sweep Sunday afternoon.
According to the Baseball Savant pitch chart, Detmers was still fairly wild with his pitching, missing up with breaking balls at times, but he only allowed the one solo shot to Michael Brantley en route to his first win.
The Angels manufactured runs in the fifth and sixth, and Phil Gosselin hit an insurance home run in the eighth to secure the victory. Raisel Iglesias nabbed the four-out save, striking out Altuve with the tying run on second to end it.
Umpire Mark Ripperger’s strike zone was fairly big against both teams, and while Angels like Shohei Ohtani (two hits, two strikeouts), got hosed, the Astros also had a few balls called strikes against them in the ninth as they were trying to stage their comeback.
Brandon Marsh had another two-hit game.
Next, the Angels travel to New York for a makeup game then continue a road trip through Detroit, Cleveland, and Baltimore.