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In one game after the three players in the lower half of the batting average recorded a multi-hit game, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 with the help of 9-hole batter Martin Maldonado. Post a multihomer performance.

Mardonado hit home runs in the 2nd and 6th innings, and on Sunday he hit 5 home runs in the Astros, who could win a three-game series.

Left fielder Chas McCormick hit a home run 2-4 and stood home for two consecutive games.

Friday's series opener, J.J. Mattievic, Jake Meyers, and McCormick recorded two hits, occupying 6th, 7th, and 8th in batting order, respectively.

"It's big because it rolls your lineup to reach the big guys, including (Jose) Altuve," said Astros manager Dusty Baker. "That's really big when you do. I flipped the lineup. The more times they come to the plate sooner, the better the day for us."

Left-handed Framber Valdez (8-3, 2.65 ERA) will begin the Astros Series Finale on Sunday.

Valdes made the longest unscored outing of the season on Tuesday, limiting the New York Mets to 6 hits and 2 walks, scoring 5 strikeouts 9-1 in 8 shutout innings. .. He recorded 12 consecutive quality starts, with a 2.33 ERA 7-2 and 81 innings with a .207 batting average and 68 strikeouts during that span.

Valdes scored 4.15 ERA in 13 career appearances (9 starts) with the Angels at 7-4. This includes the 1-1 mark and 4.91 ERA on two starts this season. He had a home loss against Los Angeles on April 19th, during which time he allowed 8 hits, 6 runs and 3 strikeouts and 3 walks in 1/3 innings.

Left-handed Jose Suarez (1-2, 4.36) is the Angels starter scheduled for Sunday.

Suarez won last Sunday, the Seattle Mariners were limited to one run with five hits and a two-on-one win with six innings and eight strikeouts. He achieved 5.13 ERA with 6 starts this season, 0-2, 25 strikeouts and 16 walks in 26 1/3 innings.

Suarez is 2-3, scoring 5.10 ERA in eight career appearances (six starts) against the Astros. He allowed Houston two runs and four walks with two hits and four strikeouts in four 1/3 innings with a 4-1 home loss in his season debut on April 10. ..

Signed Angels veteran infielder Jonathan Villar and added him to the active roster. Biller spent his first three seasons (2013-15) with the Astros and majors, significantly reducing .222 / .271 / .327 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 46 games against the Chicago Cubs this season before the release. Did.

Biller is also spending time with five other organizations and will join the Angels roster in need of help on third base after losing Anthony Rendon in a wrist surgery at the end of the season.

"It's exciting," said Phil Nevin, interim manager of the Angels. "He certainly has had some big years in the league and not far from them. He had a bit of a hard time this year, but according to all the reports we got, he's a good guy, He loves to play games, brings a lot of energy and has some advantage to him. (Villar) Can steal some bases and he played third. He played. I play a lot of one-thirds and I'm going to get most of my work there. "

– Field-level media