ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Shohei Ohtani hit his 45th home run of the season in the eighth inning, but Aledmys Diaz and Kyle Tucker responded with consecutive homers and drove in three runs apiece to guide the Houston Astros to a victory Tuesday by 10-5 over Los Angeles Angels.
Ohtani kicked her out of the park for the first time since Sept. 10 by sending Cristian Javier’s 445 pitch into the right-field stands. The superstar is one home run away from MLB’s top home runners Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Salvador Pérez. Additionally, he equaled Mike Trout’s mark in 2019 as the second-best in franchise history, second only to Troy Glaus’s 47 in 2000.
José Altuve also blew the wall with a two-run homer and Martín Maldonado hit a solo in another resounding Astros triumph at the Big A, after sweeping 10-0 the day before. Houston went 10-1 in the sixth inning Tuesday en route to its 12th win in 17 meetings with Los Angeles this season.
Mexican José Urquidy (8-3), undefeated since June, claimed victory with a five-and-a-third innings of a six-hit ball in which he allowed four touchdowns. The loss went to Packy Naughton (0-3) after conceding five runs and as many hits in four innings in his fourth MLB start.
For the Astros, the Venezuelan Altuve 5-2, with two runs scored and two RBIs. The Cubans Yuli Gurriel 4-2, with two scored: Yordan Álvarez 2-1, with one scored; Diaz 5-2, with one scored and three produced. Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa 3-1, with a run scored and an RBI; Maldonado 2-1, with two runs scored and one RBI. Dominican José Siri 5-0.
For the Angels, the Venezuelan Luis Rengifo 3-0. The Dominican Juan Lagares 4-1, with one scored.