ANAHEIM (AP) — Taylor Featherston poked an RBI single over first base with two outs in the 13th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
Surprise starter Andrew Heaney pitched well in his Angels debut, locking horns with Lance McCullers in a match-up of touted young arms selected in the first round of the 2012 draft.
Los Angeles took two of three in the series to climb within 4 1/2 games of the AL West leaders.
Erick Aybar greeted Joe Thatcher (1-2) with a leadoff single, advanced on Daniel Robertson’s sacrifice and went to third on Efren Navarro’s groundout. Chad Qualls walked Chris Iannetta before Featherston came through.
Jose Alvarez (2-1) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win.
Joe Smith, working his second inning of relief for the Angels, did not retire any of the three batters he faced in…
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