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Josh Reddick, Dallas Keuchel key Astros' win

MLB.com - Thursday 20th April, 2017

Evan Gattis rips a line drive down the right-field line to score Josh Reddick and extend the Astros' lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the 6th

Angels starter JC Ramirez threw a career-high 83 pitches, allowing three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, while striking out nine batters. Yuli Gurriel's RBI single in the fifth off Ramirez broke a 1-1 tie, and Evan Gattis greeted reliever Blake Parker with an RBI single in the sixth to make it 3-1. Reddick shot a two-run homer to right in the seventh.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED

Gattis delivers: The Angels brought in right-handed reliever Parker to face right-handed-hitting Gattis in the sixth inning, and Gattis came through with a sharp single to right field to score Reddick from third base and put the Astros ahead, 3-1. Gattis was 4-for-17 (.235) against right-handed pitchers prior to coming through with his fifth RBI of the season.

Angels: Right-hander Matt Shoemaker (0-0, 6.14 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season on Thursday when the Angels close out their four-game series with the Astros. In nine career games, including seven starts, against Houston, Shoemaker is 2-3 with a 3.59 ERA. First pitch is slated for 11:10 a.m. PT at Minute Maid Park.

Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. will get the start in Thursday's 1:10 p.m. CT finale at Minute Maid Park. McCullers (1-0, 4.67 ERA) has 23 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings in three starts this year. He dominated the Angels last year, going 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in two starts with 16 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.

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Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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