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Old 06-20-2016, 11:10 PM   #1
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Fister throws 7 strong, Astros hit 3 homers in 10-7 win over Angels

Doug Fister threw seven solid innings and Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each hit home runs to help the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-7 on Monday night.

Fister (8-3) gave up two runs on four hits and struck out five in earning his seventh straight win. The Astros have won Fister's last 10 starts, and in those games, Fister has gone at least 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs or fewer.

Altuve hit a monstrous 431-foot solo homer to center in the fourth to give the Astros a 7-0 lead. Castro led off the seventh with a solo home run.

Correa launched a two-run shot in the sixth and finished with three RBIs.

Gregorio Petit hit his first career grand slam in the ninth off Tony Sipp to cut the lead to three, but Pat Neshek got the final two outs for his first save. It was the Angels' first grand slam of the season.

Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each had three hits, including consecutive RBI singles in the first.

Houston has won five of its last six games. It took advantage of starter Jhoulys Chacin's wildness in the first and third to score three runs in each inning.

After Correa walked to lead off the third, he scored on Kole Calhoun's error. Luis Valbuena had an RBI double and Evan Gattis had an RBI single to chase Chacin.

Albert Pujols and C.J. Cron had back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth. Johnny Giavotella had a solo home run in the eighth.

Chacin (2-3) allowed six runs -- five earned -- on six hits and walked a season-high five in a career-low two innings. After throwing a complete game against Detroit on May 30, Chacin has allowed three runs or more in his last four starts and has only pitched into the sixth in one of those outings.


Angels: RHP Nick Tropeano (right shoulder soreness) is likely to start a rehab assignment this week. ... 2B Cliff Pennington (strained left hamstring) is rehabbing in Arizona this week. ... C Geovany Soto (right knee) was evaluated after a workout Sunday and could begin a rehab assignment this week. ... RHP Joe Smith (strained left hamstring) threw off a mound Sunday and has played catch three straight days.


Angels: LHP Hector Santiago (4-4) will look for his second straight strong start Tuesday against the Astros after throwing six innings and allowing one run in a win against Minnesota in his last start. Santiago is 1-0 with a 1.85 ERA in four starts against Houston.

Astros: RHP Collin McHugh (5-5) will also be looking for his second straight solid outing after tossing 6 2/3 innings and allowing one run in his last start, a no-decision.

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