With a well-rested Framber Valdez on the mound handing over one among his most fascinating performances in an outstanding season, the Houston Astros actually did not want all of the runs they racked up on a blowout night time on the Big A.

Valdez pitched seven innings of six-hit ball, Marwin González launched a grand slam and the Astros moved nearer to the AL West title with a 10-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.


González, filling in for a resting Jose Altuve, drove in 5 runs and related contained in the ninth inning for his third homer since rejoining the Astros two weeks throughout the past. Baker praised González each for his swing and his speedy resumption of a administration place contained in the Astros’ clubhouse.


Shohei Ohtani went 0 for 4 with a 386-foot flyout to deep coronary coronary heart contained in the eighth inning, going hitless in some unspecified time sooner or later after hanging out 10 Athletics on the mound. Ohtani is batting .201 since July 29, and he hasn’t homered since Sept. 10.


Astros: RHP Ryne Stanek went on paternity depart, and RHP Brandon Bielak obtained proper right here up from Triple-A Sugar Land. … INF Freudis Nova moved to the 60-day injured tips with a knee hurt.

Angels: Justin Upton shouldn’t be going to play for the remainder of the season due to as soon as extra ache. Upton closing carried out Sept. 1. The 34-year-old outfielder made $23 million this season whereas batting .211 with 17 homers and 41 RBIs in 89 injury-plagued video video video games. He is scheduled to make $28 million in 2022, the ultimate phrase 12 months of his contract.


Packy Naughton (0-2, 4.32 ERA) makes his fourth important league begin for the Angels in route of Houston’s José Urquidy (7-3, 3.38).