Astros rally in the ninth inning to defeat the Angels 6-5


Los Angeles Angels #16 Brandon Marsh (LF) was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning with the bases loaded that allowed one run to score. Photo by Jerry Kelly/TGSportstv1.

7/12/22 ANAHEIM, CA - The Houston Astros (57-29) gave up a four-run lead, but Kyle Tucker hit a tie-breaking RBI double in the ninth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Angels (38-50) 6-5 Tuesday night at Angel Stadium.


"They say there's no such thing as an ugly win, but that wasn't very pretty," Houston manager Dusty Baker said. "That was tough."


After Jose Altuve led off with a walk, Aledmys Diaz hit a two-run home run to center field to give the Astros a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.


Los Angeles answered in the bottom of the first inning when Jared Walsh grounded out to first base with the bases loaded to score Micheal Stefanic and cut the lead 2-1.


Alex Bregman gave the Astros a 3-1 lead in the top of the third inning on an RBI single to left-center field.

Houston Astros #27 Jose Altuve (2B) hit a single in the top of the sixth inning to knock in a run making the score 5-1 at Angel Stadium. Photo by Jerry Kelly/TGSportstv1.

Houston extended their lead to 5-1 in the top of the sixth inning when Jose Altuve singled to center field to score J.J. Matijevic. A fielding error by Monte Harrison allowed Jake Myers to come around and score on the same play.


The Angels' rally began in the bottom of the seventh inning when Brandon Marsh was hit by a pitch and the bases loaded, Luis Rengifo scored to cut the Astros lead to 5-2.


David Mackinnon knocked in two runs with a single to left field, and Marsh scored on a passed ball to tie it 5-5.


Houston took a 6-5 lead when Kyle Tucker doubled to right field, and Altuve scored to give the Astros a 6-5 lead in the top of the ninth inning.


Shohei Ohtani (8-4) will get the start for the Angels on Wednesday. Houston will send Cristian Javier (6-4) to the mound. For more photos from this game, click on the link below. #mlb #losangelesangels #houstonastros #brandonmarsh #josealtuve #tgsportstv1


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