Meanwhile, the Astros are 2-5 in their last seven game ones of a series, and 1-5 in their last six home games following a road trip of a week or more.
The Angels finished 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, stranded nine baserunners, and have totaled just nine runs during their skid. They wasted a strong start from right-hander Jesse Chavez (1-2), who allowed two runs, seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings. Houston is also 4-0 in their last four overall, and the under is 13-3 in Houston's last 16 Monday games.
"We did a good job of capitalizing tonight", Alex Bregman said. The 33-year-old New Jersey native settled for a no-decision after yielding two runs at home in his debut for the Astros on April 5 before allowing three runs over five innings in a loss at Seattle last Monday.
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Astros: SS Carlos Correa (right hand bruise) was not in the starting lineup after being hit by a pitch Saturday in Oakland. I think the process is right it's just one of those times right now where we're not getting enough guys on base early in innings and getting that big hit.
Manager AJ Hinch reiterated Tuesday that Correa (hand) is truly day-to-day, MLB Network Radio reports. He woke up this morning, didn't feel great, still some lingering soreness.
Angels: RHP Ricky Nolasco (0-2) makes his fourth start of the season Tuesday in the second game of the four-game series. They're also 0-5 in their last five games versus right-handed starters. Marwin Gonzalez took over for Bregman at third base. Chavez has made 21 appearances - his most against any club - and five starts against Houston, going 3-1 with a 2.90 ERA.