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Houston Astros

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Houston Astros during th first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 6, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Richards Has 11 Ks, Angels Top Astros 6-1

There was a lot of grumbling in the Los Angeles Angels’ clubhouse following Garrett Richards’ latest strong performance.

07/06/2014

Collin Cowgill grounds out but knocks in a run against the Houston Astros on July 4th. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport)

Trout Walkoff Home Run Downs Astros, 7-6

It was Trout’s second career walkoff hit, both of them homers.

07/04/2014

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Freese’s Big Hit Lifts Angels Over Astros 5-2

David Freese hit a two-run double, Matt Shoemaker pitched in and out of trouble for six innings, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 5-2 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

07/03/2014

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Philadelphia Phillies

Richards Strikes Out 9 To Lead Angels Past Astros 4-0

Garrett Richards stuck out nine to match his career best over eight excellent innings and helped the Los Angeles Angels snap a season-long four-game skid with a 4-0 win over Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

06/04/2014

Jon Singleton #28 of the Houston Astros is greeted behind the plate by Robbie Grossman #19 after Singleton hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on June 3, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Singleton’s 1st Homer Helps Astros Down Angels, 7-2

Jon Singleton homered and had two RBIs in his major league debut, Chris Carter also homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Tuesday night.

06/03/2014

Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros hits a home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as Hank Conger watches it leave Minute Maid Park on April 6, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Feldman, 5 Homers Help Astros Defeat Angels, 7-4

Feldman tossed seven innings of one-run ball, and the Astros stopped a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

04/06/2014

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (43-45)

Hamilton Hits 3-Run Homer, Angels Rout Astros 11-1

Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun all homered to help the Los Angeles Angels get their first win of the season with an 11-1 rout of the Houston Astros on Friday night.

04/04/2014

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros dives back to first base against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For Astros

Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.

03/25/2014

Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros receives high fives from Jose Altuve #27, Trevor Crowe #8 and Brandon Laird #4 after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on September 13, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Dominguez Hits Grand Slam, Astros Beat Angels 9-7

Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and Matt Dominguez’s grand slam powered a big fifth inning to give the Houston Astros their fourth straight win, a 9-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

09/13/2013

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a double against the Houston Astros in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 18, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels Lose Trout, Drop Another To Astros 7-5

Matt Dominguez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Houston Astros won back-to-back series for the first time in nearly two months with a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

08/18/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (43-45)

Hamilton Homers In 10th To Lift Angels Over Astros

Josh Hamilton homered with one out in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

08/17/2013

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 28:  Peter Bourjos #25 of the Los Angeles Angels scores in the eighth inning as catcher Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros misses him with the tag at Minute Maid Park on June 28, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Bourjos Scores Go-Ahead Run To Help Angels Beat Astros 4-2

Pinch-runner Peter Bourjos scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on an error and Erick Aybar added a two-run single in the ninth to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

06/28/2013

Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros slides safely into second past the tag of second baseman Howie Kendrick #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a double in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 3, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Astros Complete Four-Game Sweep Of Angels With 2-1 Victory

Chris Carter homered, Erik Bedard pitched seven strong innings for his first victory of the season, and the last-place Houston Astros completed a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 2-1 victory Monday night.

06/03/2013

Carlos Pena #12 of the Houston Astros scores a run past catcher Hank Conger #16 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 2, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The Astros defeated the Angels 5-4. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Astros Beat Angels 5-4, Go For First 4-Game Sweep Since 2010

Carlos Pena and Carlos Corporan homered against C.J. Wilson and Jordan Lyles turned in his fourth impressive outing in a row for the Astros, who beat the Angels 5-4 Sunday for the third straight time and extended their winning streak to a season-high five games.

06/02/2013

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