June 9, 2017
Cameron Maybin came off the disabled listed and came up with three hits and a career-high four steals, as the Angels defeated the Astros 9-4 on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
“I just really enjoy just creating some havoc out there, putting some pressure on the guys,” Maybin said. “I’ve always been pretty good at getting bags and tonight they just didn’t do a great job of holding me and I got some really good jumps out there.”
Matt Shoemaker improved to 6-3 after pitching 7 strong innings, and Martin Maldonado added a 2-run homer in the 7th inning. Kole Calhoun also had three RBI, as the Halos won for the third time in four games.
Houston starter Brad Peacock (3-1) took the loss, allowing a season-high seven hits and tied a season high with four runs in just three innings.
Maybin singled with no outs in fourth, stole second base and later advanced to third on an error by third baseman Bregman. The Angels extended to the lead to 5-2 when he scored on a single by Calhoun.
Shoemaker had retired 13 straight before Marwin Gonzalez singled with one out in the seventh. Bregman followed with his homer to left field to cut the lead to 8-4. Shoemaker yielded seven hits and four runs while striking out four.
Ricky Nolasco (2-6, 5.05 ERA) will pitch for Los Angeles on Saturday. Mike Fiers (3-2, 4.84) is set to start for Houston.