Maldonado hits 2 of 5 Houston homers in 9-1 win over Angels

Cleveland

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado homered twice and Jose Altuve, Kyle Tucker and Chas McCormick added a home run each as the Houston Astros built a big lead early and didn’t let up in a 9-1 rout of the Los Angeles Angels.

The Astros followed up their 8-1 win in the opener with another lopsided victory to extend their winning streak to five games.

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Houston starter José Urquidy yielded two hits and a run with eight strikeouts in six innings to improve the team’s starters to 7-0 in the last nine games. This was the fifth straight game where the Astros allowed no more than one run.