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.