Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Alberto Callaspo's go-ahead sacrifice fly in
the eighth proved to be the difference, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
edged the Houston Astros, 6-5, to salvage the finale of a three-game set
Thursday at Minute Maid Park.
Mark Trumbo tied the game with a two-run double in the eighth, while Josh
Hamilton and Brendan Harris each added a solo shot for the Angels, who played
the final two-plus innings under protest after the Astros made an illegal
pitching change with two outs in the seventh.
Garrett Richards (2-3) recorded the victory with a scoreless seventh before
Ernesto Frieri retired the final five hitters in order to secure his fifth
Matt Dominguez collected three RBI in the setback, while Brandon Barnes and
Chris Carter each knocked in a run for the Astros, who have lost seven of
their last nine games, despite taking the first two games of this set.
Hector Ambriz (0-2) absorbed the loss after giving up three runs in the
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