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Paul Clemens Tagged With Loss in Astros-Angels Match

Houston dropped a 2-1 decision at Minute Maid Park on Sunday as Los Angeles legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jerome Williams.

Los Angeles was favored by -161 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Jerome Williams earned the victory for the Angels, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 0, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Josh Hamilton in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Paul Clemens worked 7 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brandon Barnes in a losing cause.

Houston outhit their counterparts 7-6 in the game.

The game was closed out by Ernesto Frieri who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 4 batters to earn the save.

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