Morton, 3 Astros relievers combine to 5-hit Angels, 3-0
19 April, 2017, 02:04 | Author: Iris Sanchez
"Getting grip strength back is tough and until he has that, I'm going to sit him", Hinch said.
Charlie Morton was a little bit here and there but was composed enough to work through all the traffic on the bases.
The Astros offense was never able to string together a big inning, but they did manage to pepper the Angels with nine hits, scoring one run in each of the second, third, and eighth innings.
Charlie Morton and three relievers combined for a five-hitter, Jose Altuve drove in two runs and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 for their fifth straight win.
Charlie Morton pitched five strong innings tonight, but the real story on the pitching side of things was Chris Devenski, Luke Gregerson, and Ken Giles combining to pitch four ideal innings of relief - it doesn't get much better than that, folks.
Devenski has 21 strikeouts in 11 innings this season.
That Morton posted five scoreless innings was a feat of sleight of hand, as he found trouble two outs into the first inning and failed to produce a clean frame. Ken Giles earned the save striking out two in the ninth to close the game.
"The zeroes that our team put up, Devenski comes in and does what Devenski does, Luke comes in and has a clean inning and that's probably the best Giles has pitched and looked in a while for him", Houston manager A.J. Hinch said.
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