Jeremy Pea had two hits, including an RBI double,

& the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 in the 1st match

of the three-game series on Friday night in Anaheim, Calif.

Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr (2-1) allowed two runs,

six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Houston's Chas McCormick led third with a double from the left and

finished third when Jose Altuve bounced a single off the third base bag.

McCullers worked out of a base-loaded jam, with 2 outs in the bottom of 3rd.

The Astros had runners in the corner, no one in the top of the fourth,

but Detmers worked out of danger with a foul and two strikes.