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Cristian Javier hits 14 when the Astros shut down the Angels

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Cristian Javier became the fourth pitcher in club history with more than 13 strikeouts in a row as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8 to 1 on Friday.

Javier (6-3) shut out the New York Yankees no-hitter no-run seven times on June 25th. He was just as effective against the Angels, allowing him to make one run with one hit while recording his career-7 strikeouts in one inning. Javier was the first Astros pitcher to strike out at least 13 batters in a row since Gerrit Cole, walking one batter in the previous start and struck out 13 strikeouts. Cole accomplished this feat in September 2019. With a right fielder for his 18 home runs. Javier punched out Taylor Ward and Mike Trout before Otani gave the Angels a 1-0 lead in a 394-foot blast. Otani will be the only runner against Javier.

Javier defeated Luis Rengoo and Max Stassi in the second inning, and in the fourth inning, he struck out Trout and Jared Walsh around Otani's ground out. He caught Brandon Marsh, Ward and Walsh, summoned three strikes, finished 5, 6 and 7 innings and extended the sequence of consecutive frames to 12 with at least two strikeouts.

Recorded Javier strikeouts and threw 99 and 68 strikeouts.

Yuli Gurriel and Jake Meyers secured the second-lowest lead with a solo home run from Angels right-handed Michael Lorenzen (6-6). Houston is J.J. Erased all dramas in one-third of the 6 runs featuring RBI doubles from. Matijevic who extended the lead to 4-1. Myers continued with a two-run single that won Gurriel and Matievic before Chas McCormick cranked the Astros' third home run, with the two-runs shooting the Myers to the right in the opposite direction.

Gurriel and McCormick both hit seven home runs, and Myers hit their first home run.

Lorenzen allowed 8 hits and 8 runs (7 wins) with 3 strikeouts in 3 innings and 2 walks.

The Astros won 9 out of 11 games.

– Field-level media