Eric Young had a three-run homer and drove in four runs as the Angels beat the Astros 12-6 on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
Young”s three-run shot in the fifth broke a 6-6 tie and gave the Halos the lead for good. The four RBI were a career-high for Young.
Albert Pujols drilled a solo homer and Kole Calhoun had two hits and three RBI as well.
After taking two out of three from Houston, the Halos are the first AL West team to win a series from the Astros this season.
Jesse Chavez had a rough outing for Angels. He pitched 3 2/3 innings, yielding six runs on four hits. However, the Angels used six relievers to shut down the ‘Stros the rest of the way.
Keynan Middleton (1-0) got credit for the win after pitching the 5th inning.
Michael Feliz (2-1) took the loss for the ‘Stros. He gave up four runs on three hits in the 5th inning.
The Angels will now head back to Anaheim open a 3-game set with the Yankees on Monday night. Alex Meyer (2-3, 4.08 ERA) gets the ball for the Halos. Masahiro Tanaka (5-6, 6.55 ERA) goes the the Yankees.