Cole K's 11, Marisnick has 3 hits as Astros beat Angels 11-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night.

Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Astros got back on track with an 11-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

''We played great. Gerrit did a good job of setting the intensity and was really dominant,'' manager AJ Hinch said. ''I think coming back from the way this week and the past couple games have gone it was huge for us to look like ourselves again and control the game.''

Marisnick is from nearby Riverside but has drawn the ire of Angels' fans this series after he ran over catcher Jonathan Lucroy in a home-plate collision July 7 in Houston. Marisnick was drilled between the shoulder blades by Angels reliever Noe Ramirez during the sixth inning of Tuesday's game, when the teams nearly came to blows.

Ramirez was suspended for three games but is appealing, and manager Brad Ausmus was given a one-game suspension that he served Wednesday. Bench coach Josh Paul filled in.

''He's been getting worn out by Angels fans behind the dugout this entire series, he's got worn out by some of their players and their manager in the press. Some of the criticism has been unfair and he has handled it first class,'' Cole said.

Marisnick has tried to stay above the fray though and is 5 for 7 in the past two games.

''I've had a chance the past couple nights to put some good at-bats together,'' he said. ''My timing has been better and I've fine-tuned some things.''

After having a team meeting following Tuesday's loss, the Astros played one of their better all-around games of the season.

Cole (10-5) - who grew up in Newport Beach - pitched one-run ball and extended his major league strikeout lead with his 11th double-digit strikeout game in 21 starts. Michael Brantley and George Springer went deep for the Astros, who had 12 hits the first five innings as every player in the lineup had at least one.

The outfield also came up with big plays defensively to rob Los Angeles of hits. Left fielder Josh Reddick threw a perfect strike to catcher Robinson Chirinos to get Andrelton Simmons at home to end the fifth inning.

''I think we're now in the second half and teams in our division are trying to hunt us,'' said Cole, who is 6-0 with a 2.11 ERA in his last 10 starts. ''It's important that we work on the balance that we have between having fun and playing with an edge. This is how we want to play in the postseason.''

Felix Pena struggled in his first outing since combining with Taylor Cole for a no-hitter last Friday. The right-hander surrendered a career-high eight runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. It was the first time he had started a game and had not come in after an opener in 15 appearances.

''They jumped him early, and just carried the momentum throughout the game, said Paul of Pena. ''They were patient and they got the pitches that they needed to hit hard and they hit them hard.''

After Alex Bregman's double drove in Jose Altuve, Brantley took Pena's fastball over the wall in right for his 100th home run.

Houston led 6-0 after four innings before breaking it open in the fifth with five runs, including Springer's three-run homer to center off Luke Bard.

Dustin Garneau hit a solo shot off Cole in the fifth inning and added an RBI double in the ninth for the Angles, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES

Altuve had two hits, including a two-run double in the second. He is 11 for 24 with three doubles and seven RBIs in his last five games. ... Cole and Justin Verlander are the first pair of teammates in the AL to reach double-digit wins this season. ... Angels LF Justin Upton, who had two hits, has hits in 14 of 20 games since returning from the injured list.

TROUT STILL OUT

Angels star center fielder Mike Trout missed his third straight game due to a mildly strained right calf but could return for Thursday's series finale. Trout said he is feeling better but that it was better to rest for one more day.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: OF Yordan Alvarez, who has been bothered by left knee pain for the past three weeks, was held out of the lineup. The rookie had a nine-game hitting streak snapped Tuesday night.

Angels: IF Zack Cozart had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday in Los Angeles.

UP NEXT

Astros: LHP Wade Miley (7-4, 3.32 ERA) is 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA in two previous starts at Angel Stadium.

Angels: RHP Matt Harvey (3-4, 6.88 ERA) allowed only one run in 5 2/3 innings on July 13 against Seattle. That was his first start since May 23, when he went on the injured list due to an upper back strain.

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  • W: G. Cole (10-5)L: F. Pena (7-3)
  • HR: HOU - M. Brantley (13), G. Springer (21), LAA - D. Garneau (1)
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S. Ohtani DH30200101.303.361.546.9073.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Altuve (14), A. Bregman (15), Y. Gurriel (23), J. Marisnick 2 (14)
    • HR - G. Springer (21), M. Brantley (13)
    • RBI - G. Springer 3 (53), J. Altuve 2 (33), A. Bregman (60), M. Brantley 2 (51), T. White (21), J. Marisnick (25)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer 3 (11), T. White (4), J. Marisnick (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Bregman 2 (2), M. Brantley, R. Chirinos
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Garneau (3)
    • HR - D. Garneau
    • RBI - D. Garneau 2 (6)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Garneau (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher, S. Ohtani, J. Upton 3 (3), K. Calhoun, L. Rengifo, M. Thaiss
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Altuve (3), J. Marisnick (8)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Reddick (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Cole (W, 10-5)7.071111113.121.0327.5
    J. Smith1.01000000.001.292.0
    R. Pressly1.01111301.490.781.5
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Cole (W, 10-5)7.0
    J. Smith1.0
    R. Pressly1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Pena (L, 7-3)4.29881514.921.19-8.5
    L. Bard2.23331015.901.38-1.0
    L. Garcia1.20000104.291.493.5
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Pena (L, 7-3)4.2
    L. Bard2.2
    L. Garcia1.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 109-76, J. Smith 10-5, R. Pressly 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 5-4, J. Smith 2-1
    • Batters Faced - G. Cole 28, J. Smith 4, R. Pressly 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - F. Pena (8)
    • HBP - F. Pena (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Pena 91-59, L. Bard 46-26, L. Garcia 24-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Pena 3-6, L. Bard 4-4, L. Garcia 3-1
    • Batters Faced - F. Pena 25, L. Bard 12, L. Garcia 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    J. Altuve 2B41220011.275.335.478.8127.5
    T. Kemp 2B10000001.235.320.418.7380.0
    A. Bregman SS-3B51110003.266.397.530.9274.0
    M. Brantley DH32121011.324.382.508.8918.5
    a- M. Stassi PH-DH10000010.171.241.224.465-0.5
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    M. Straw SS10000000.270.410.333.7440.0
    J. Reddick LF50100002.286.329.422.7501.0
    R. Chirinos C41100011.216.344.424.7671.5
    T. White 1B41110010.228.321.335.6562.5
    J. Marisnick CF42310000.260.321.479.80010.0
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    • a-struck out for Brantley in the 9th
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    D. Fletcher 3B50000031.294.358.420.779-1.5
    A. Simmons SS40200000.291.322.410.7312.0
    S. Ohtani DH30200101.303.361.546.9073.0
    J. Upton LF40200012.270.349.459.8091.5
    K. Calhoun RF40100012.238.328.479.8070.5
    B. Goodwin CF40000032.275.335.432.767-1.5
    L. Rengifo 2B31000112.265.335.393.7281.5
    M. Thaiss 1B40000042.143.217.333.551-2.0
    D. Garneau C41221010.277.404.404.8088.5
    F. Pena P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Altuve (14), A. Bregman (15), Y. Gurriel (23), J. Marisnick 2 (14)
      • HR - G. Springer (21), M. Brantley (13)
      • RBI - G. Springer 3 (53), J. Altuve 2 (33), A. Bregman (60), M. Brantley 2 (51), T. White (21), J. Marisnick (25)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer 3 (11), T. White (4), J. Marisnick (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Bregman 2 (2), M. Brantley, R. Chirinos
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Garneau (3)
      • HR - D. Garneau
      • RBI - D. Garneau 2 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Garneau (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher, S. Ohtani, J. Upton 3 (3), K. Calhoun, L. Rengifo, M. Thaiss
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Altuve (3), J. Marisnick (8)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Reddick (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Cole (W, 10-5)7.071111113.121.0327.5
      J. Smith1.01000000.001.292.0
      R. Pressly1.01111301.490.781.5
      Total9.09222141---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Cole (W, 10-5)7.0
      J. Smith1.0
      R. Pressly1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Pena (L, 7-3)4.29881514.921.19-8.5
      L. Bard2.23331015.901.38-1.0
      L. Garcia1.20000104.291.493.5
      Total9.0121111262---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Pena (L, 7-3)4.2
      L. Bard2.2
      L. Garcia1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 109-76, J. Smith 10-5, R. Pressly 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 5-4, J. Smith 2-1
      • Batters Faced - G. Cole 28, J. Smith 4, R. Pressly 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Pena (8)
      • HBP - F. Pena (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Pena 91-59, L. Bard 46-26, L. Garcia 24-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Pena 3-6, L. Bard 4-4, L. Garcia 3-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Pena 25, L. Bard 12, L. Garcia 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Garneau doubled to deep left, Rengifo scored112
      • 5TH INNING
        Garneau homered to left111
        Springer homered to center, White and Marisnick scored110
        Marisnick doubled to left, Chirinos scored, White to third80
        White singled to right center, Brantley scored, Chirinos to second70
      • 3RD INNING
        Gurriel scored on wild pitch60
      • 2ND INNING
        Altuve doubled to deep left, Marisnick and Springer scored50
      • 1ST INNING
        Brantley homered to right, Bregman scored30
        Bregman doubled to left center, Altuve scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Max Stassi hit for Michael Brantley
        • M. Stassi: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Stassi struck out looking
        • M. Straw: Ball, Ball, Straw grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Reddick grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Pressly relieved Joe Smith
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rengifo walked
        • M. Thaiss: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thaiss struck out swinging
        • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Garneau doubled to deep left, Rengifo scored
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • L. Bard Pitching:
        • J. Marisnick: Marisnick flied out to deep right
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Springer walked
        • Luis Garcia relieved Luke Bard
        • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kemp flied out to left
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bregman reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Springer out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joe Smith relieved Gerrit Cole
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Simmons grounded out to second
        • S. Ohtani: Ohtani singled to center
        • J. Upton: Ball, Upton flied out to deep right
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ohtani to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Bard Pitching:
        • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Reddick popped out to shortstop
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Chirinos grounded out to second
        • T. White: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, White popped out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Myles Straw at shortstop
        • M. Thaiss: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Thaiss struck out swinging
        • D. Garneau: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Garneau struck out on foul tip
        • D. Fletcher: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Fletcher struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Bard Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Bregman grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Brantley lined out to first
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Gurriel grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tony Kemp at second base
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
        • L. Rengifo: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Rengifo struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • F. Pena Pitching:
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley hit by pitch
        • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel lined out to center
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick fouled out to catcher
        • R. Chirinos: Chirinos singled to shallow center, Brantley to second
        • Luke Bard relieved Felix Pena
        • T. White: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, White singled to right center, Brantley scored, Chirinos to second
        • J. Marisnick: Foul, Marisnick doubled to left, Chirinos scored, White to third
        • G. Springer: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Springer homered to center, White and Marisnick scored
        • J. Altuve: Altuve grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Cole Pitching:
        • M. Thaiss: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thaiss struck out swinging
        • D. Garneau: Garneau homered to left
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Simmons singled to left
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ohtani singled to left, Simmons to second
        • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Upton singled to left, Simmons out at home, Ohtani to second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • F. Pena Pitching:
        • J. Marisnick: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Marisnick doubled to deep left
        • G. Springer: Springer flied out to right, Marisnick to third
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Altuve struck out looking
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Bregman grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Cole Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Upton singled to right
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodwin flied out to shallow center
        • L. Rengifo: Strike swinging, Foul, Rengifo flied out to deep center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • F. Pena Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel doubled to deep left
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Reddick flied out to deep right, Gurriel to third
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gurriel scored on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • T. White: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, White flied out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • G. Cole Pitching:
        • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garneau grounded out to third
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher lined out to right
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons singled to right
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ohtani flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • F. Pena Pitching:
        • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, White struck out looking
        • J. Marisnick: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marisnick singled to center
        • G. Springer: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marisnick stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Springer walked
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Altuve doubled to deep left, Marisnick and Springer scored
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Altuve stole third, Strike looking, Bregman grounded out to third
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Brantley struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Cole Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun singled to center
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Goodwin struck out looking
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Rengifo reached on fielder's choice to second, Calhoun out at second
        • M. Thaiss: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Thaiss struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • F. Pena Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Altuve singled to left
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bregman doubled to left center, Altuve scored
        • M. Brantley: Brantley homered to right, Bregman scored
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Gurriel lined out to shortstop
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Reddick singled to shallow right
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Chirinos grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • G. Cole Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to third
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Simmons grounded out to third
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ohtani walked
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)