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Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels

Sure, I would have accepted an Astros' home run or two, but for my money, a 3-run home shutout that only lasts 2.5 hours is just about baseball nirvana.

The Astros offense was never able to string together a big inning, but they did manage to pepper the Angels with nine hits, scoring one run in each of the second, third, and eighth innings.

Jesse Chavez (1-2) allowed two runs and seven hits. "Getting grip strength back is tough and until he has that, I'm going to sit him", Hinch said. The 33-year-old New Jersey native settled for a no-decision after yielding two runs at home in his debut for the Astros on April 5 before allowing three runs over five innings in a loss at Seattle last Monday. The Angels, who have lost six straight, were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since July 28-29, 2012, against Tampa Bay.

"I don't think it's pressing, but you're always trying to keep your finger on the pulse of what the frustration level is", Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Correa out, Josh Reddick (132 wRC+,.174 ISO vs RHP since 2015) moves up to the 2nd spot and Carlos Beltran (117 wRC+,.196 ISO) hits cleanup. He woke up this morning, didn't feel great, still some lingering soreness. The Astros face right-hander Ricky Nolasco in Tuesday's game against the Angels.

Alex Bregman tallied his third multi-hit game in his last five starts, Jose Altuve posted his first multi-RBI game and the Astros extended their win streak to five games with a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park.

Devenski has 21 strikeouts in 11 innings this season. He became the first reliever in club history to start a season by striking out three or more batters in his first four appearances.