Angels fall, but the Rams hang on

C.J. CRON doubled and scored in the Angels' 4-1 loss Sunday night (Flickr/Keith Allison).

C.J. CRON doubled and scored in the Angels’ 4-1 loss Sunday night (Flickr/Keith Allison).

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim saw their three-game winning streak snapped Sunday night in Houston as they lost 4-1 to the Astros. The defeat put the Halos at 69-87, still in fourth place in the American League West.

SportsbriefsDaniel Wright (0-5) pitched well in the loss, working six innings and giving up seven hits – two of them home runs – and three runs. The sole Angel run came in the top of the fourth when C.J. Cron doubled and then scored on Rafael Ortega’s single.

On Monday the Halos will be in Oakland to take on the fifth place A’s. Jered Weaver (12-12) will get the start for the Orange County team.

The Rams win, are tied for first place

Finally, the Los Angeles Rams scored a touchdown. In fact, on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road, they scored five of them, then hung on to win 37-32 in a game interrupted by lighting. The Rams are now 2-1, tied with Seattle for first place in the West Division of the National Conference of the NFL.

Case Keenum had a good day, throwing for 190 yards and two scores. Todd Gurley rush for two touchdowns and 85 yards. The defense got highlight on a 77-yard return by Ethan Westbrooks for a touchdown.

The Bucs made it close, as Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston –who threw for 405 yards and two touchdowns – was tackled on the Rams’ 5-yard-line as time ran out.

Next up for the Rams will be another road game on Oct. 2 against the Arizona Cardinals in Phoenix.

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