Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Josh Hamilton's RBI double in the top of the eighth inning snapped a tie game and lifted the resurgent Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to their sixth consecutive victory, a 3-1 decision over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with a triple and scored the deciding run on Hamilton's hit off Jose Cisnero (2-1), while C.J. Wilson turned in seven outstanding innings to help the Angels sweep the three-game series between the AL West foes.
Wilson (8-5) won his fourth straight start by yielding one unearned run and just three hits while racking up 10 strikeouts. Kevin Jepsen and Ernesto Frieri held Houston scoreless the rest of the way, with Frieri giving up one hit in the ninth before notching his 21st save of the year.
Lucas Harrell pitched well for Houston in a no-decision, with Mark Trumbo's solo homer in the fourth the only run permitted in the right-hander's seven- inning stint. Harrell registered seven strikeouts while giving up six hits.
The Astros managed just five hits in falling for the fourth time in five games, with Jake Elmore and Brandon Barnes collecting two apiece.