Apr 7, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Ian Stewart (44) high-fives right fielder Kole Calhoun (56) after scoring a run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros Drop Game and Series With 9-1 Loss To Angels

The Houston Astros needed a win to split the series and end the homestand on a high note, and that’s exactly what they didn’t do.

Jarred Cosart couldn’t quite stay under control in the first inning and the Angels three spot in the top of the first was all they really needed. Cosart opened up allowing a walk, before striking out Mike Trout. Jonathan Villar then made a mistake in the field and another walk gave the Angels the bases loaded with one out. Cosart allowed three runs afterwards, including a Howie Kendrick, two-run single which gave the Angels an early 3-0 lead.

The Astros offense was a no-show for must of the day. C.J. Wilson held them to just four hits, one of them a solo shot from Carlos Corporan for the Astros only run of the day.

Jarred Cosart did settle in after his rough first inning and finished allowing 3 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks, while striking out 4 batters in 6 innings. Brad Peacock was relegated to mop up duty and allowed 4 runs in 3 innings.

The 5 runs allowed by Cosart were the most given up in one appearance in his short career. Cosart knows walks are his issue and expect him and Brent Strom to continue working on his command.

As long as the offense remains stalled, don’t expect the Astros to rack up wins. The Astros have combined for just five runs in their four losses, whereas they’ve combined for 16 runs in their three wins.

Astros/Angels Box Score and Highlights

The Astros now travel to Toronto for a three-game series against the Blue Jays. Tomorrow’s first pitch is scheduled for 6:07 PM CT and can be seen on CSN Houston.

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