Trout, Hamilton HRs Lead Angels Over Astros, 4-1
ANAHEIM (AP) – Mike Trout hit his first home run of the season and Josh Hamilton also connected, leading C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels over the Houston Astros 4-1 Sunday.
Trout put the Angels ahead for good with his solo homer in the third inning. He also doubled and scored three times.
Hamilton tripled and singled before hitting his second homer of the year, a two-run drive in the eighth.
Wilson (1-0) allowed one run and five hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked four.
The left-hander held the Astros to a pair of singles after giving up back-to-back doubles by Ronny Cedeno and Matt Dominguez with none out in the second.
Ernesto Frieri, the fourth Angels pitcher, got four outs for his second save.
Philip Humber (0-3) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings and struck out four. The Astros didn’t score a run in either of his first two outings for them, which he lost 4-0 loss to Texas and 3-0 at Seattle.
Trout, whose 30 homers, 83 RBIs and .326 average last season helped him win AL Rookie of the Year honors, gave the Angels a 2-1 lead. It was his first RBI in four games since manager Mike Scioscia switched him from first to second in the batting order.
Hamilton hit an opposite-field drive that just cleared the fence in left-center. He also homered in Saturday night’s 5-4 win.
One night after getting a successful suicide squeeze bunt from Marwin Gonzalez, Houston manager Bo Porter tried it again with Cedeno in the sixth with the Astros down by a run. But Wilson charged in and flipped the ball to Hank Conger for the tag on Carlos Pena.
The Angels got a run in the first when Trout doubled and scored from third on Josh Hamilton’s two-out infield single.
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