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Game Wrap - Houston 2-1 Victors Over Angels

Los Angeles wasted a 11-effort from Joe Blanton and fell 2-1 on Monday against Houston at Angel Stadium.

Houston won as a +175 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Houston got 7 innings from Erik Bedard, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Astros got 1 RBI from Brandon Barnes in the win.

Los Angeles' starting pitcher Joe Blanton worked 8 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 11 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Erick Aybar in a losing cause.

Los Angeles outhit their counterparts 7-3 in the game.

The game was closed out by Jose Veras who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 1 walk and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.

Houston heads into a battle against Baltimore. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.