Dominguez hits grand slam, Astros beat Angels 9-7

Dominguez hits grand slam, Astros beat Angels 9-7
September 13, 2013, 11:34 pm
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Houston Astros' Matt Dominguez, second from left, is welcomed at home plate by teammates Jose Altuve, left, Brandon Laird, center, and Trevor Crowe (8) on a grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and Matt Dominguez's grand slam powered a big fifth inning to give the Houston Astros their fourth straight win, a 9-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

The Astros trailed by 1 entering the fifth before Trevor Crowe singled in two runs to put Houston up 5-4. Dominguez then hit his 20th homer off the wall in left field to extend the lead to 9-4.

Dallas Keuchel (6-9) yielded 10 hits and six runs, but tied his career high by striking out nine in 5 2-3 innings for his first win since July 27. Josh Fields struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his fifth save.

Houston tagged Angels starter Jason Vargas (8-7) for nine hits and a season-high eight runs in 4 1-3 innings.

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