LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel pitched seven innings to snap a personal five-game losing streak and Jason Castro hit a go-ahead two-run homer to lift the Houston Astros over the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Saturday night.
Keuchel (3-6) retired the final 18 batters he faced. He had not won a game since April 15 and entered this one with a 5.92 ERA.
After giving up back-to-back solo home runs to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in the first inning, Keuchel found his groove, allowing only one other hit.
Keuchel struck out five and didn’t walk anybody. He was perfect after surrendering a leadoff single to Johnny Giavotella in the second.
Luke Gregerson got his 11th save.
Jered Weaver (4-4) allowed four runs in six innings.
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