Jun 4, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler (21) gets a single during the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros Clutch Hitting Leads to Series Win Over Los Angeles Angels

The Houston Astros wrapped up a three game series last night with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. They got off to a 4-1 lead early on, but Brad Peacock faltered a bit later on and he exited with a 4-3 lead. From there it was up to the bullpen.

The Astros offense got the clutch hitting they just couldn’t find the other night. After tying it up 1-1 in the first on a sacrifice fly by George Springer, they rallied in the 4th to put up three more on Tyler Skaggs, including two clutch runs with two outs. 

The eighth inning cemented the win. After leaving five men on base throughout the game, Jose Altuve was able to drive in two with a two-out, bases loaded single, and then the struggling Springer followed it up with another two-out, two-run single.

Dexter Fowler continued to dominate from the lead off spot, as he notched another two-hit game, and the Astros as a team found their patience at the plate again, as they waited out eight walks as a team. Strikeout kingpin Chris Carter went 0-0 with four walks on the day. Patience!

Despite a nerve-wracking ninth that was exacerbated by another error by Jon Singleton, the Astros bullpen held on for dear life and notched the 8-5 win, with Chad Qualls slamming the door yet again.

The win gave the Astros a 2-1 series win, and are now 9-3 in their last 12 games.

Prior to the game tonight happening, the MLB first-year player draft was in the spotlight.And any time the draft rolls around, it’s a big day for the Houston Astros. It’s a time for adding even more depth to an already loaded farm system. With the first overall pick, the Astros took Brady Aiken, a high school left handed pitcher. It was the absolute right pick for the Astros. They took Derek Fisher, an outfielder from Virginia, with the 37th pick and A.J. Reed with the 42nd pick.

The Astros are back at it with a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins.

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