Once again, the Los Angeles Angels’ bullpen wasn’t up to the task as the team lost 7-3 to the Houston Astros on Saturday on the road.
The Halos built an early 3-0 lead, but couldn’t hang on. After the Astros had closed to within 3-2, they blew the game open with five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Four errors contributed to the loss, which put the team record at 66-70, still in fourth place in the American League West.
Kole Calhoun was the batting star for the Angels, hitting a three-run home run in the top of the second inning. He now has 18 home runs for the year.
The series with the Astros on Sunday with Shohei Ohtani (4-1) scheduled to go against the Astros’ Gerrit Cole (12-5) at 5:05 p.m.
Rustlers open with a loss at home
The Golden West College football team lost its opener Saturday, falling to Fullerton College 30-27 at the Rustlers’ home field in Huntington Beach. But it was a kind of moral victory, since the Hornets were ranked number one in California.
Beau Kalbacher passed for 321 yards and four touchdowns for GWC. Three of those scoring passes were to Ben Ratzlaf, who was the top receiver for the green-and-gold with 86 yards.
GWC will try to get into the win column next week on the road against Mesa College of San Diego.