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Angels rip Astros to win series

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Kole Calhoun homered and scored three runs as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the Houston Astros, 9-1, in the final installment of a four-game set.

Raul Ibanez and Howie Kendrick both drove in three runs as the Angels won their second straight game and the series by taking three of four. Josh Hamilton reached base on all five of at-bats, doing so on a fielding error, a single, and three walks.

C.J. Wilson (1-1) pitched a strong eight innings, surrendering only one run on four hits with seven strikeouts and a walk. Ernesto Frieri came on to pitch the ninth and retired the side in order to ensure the win.

Carlos Corporan's solo homer accounted for Houston's lone run. Jared Cosart (1-1) allowed five runs on three hits and four walks in six innings.

04/07 17:06:37 ET