Bregman, Brantley HRs lead Miley, Astros over Angels 5-2

HOUSTON (AP) Alex Bregman changed his approach, and his results.

Bregman hit his career-high 32nd homer and Wade Miley earned his seventh straight win as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 Saturday night.

''I've been chasing a little higher rate lately because I think I was trying to chase hits, I guess, instead of chase good pitches to hit,'' Bregman said. ''I kind of made that adjustment today and started swinging at pitches I could hit.''

Bregman upped the lead to 5-0 with a three-run homer in the third - the All-Star infielder hit 31 home runs last season.

''His year is excellent,'' Houston manager AJ Hinch said. ''The way he's gone about it, the way he's responded to a few different parts of his season has been very mature. It's really ironic he's having a ton of success and getting a lot of hits, yet he's still chasing quite a bit which is leaving him a little hungry to figure out the best version of himself.''

The AL-West leading Astros tied the New York Yankees for the best record in the AL at 84-47. The Angels lost their fourth in a row.

Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a two-run homer in the first inning.

Miley (13-4) yielded one run on five hits with four strikeouts over five innings. He retired the first nine batters before David Fletcher doubled to lead off the fourth.

Miley ran into trouble in the fifth, loading the bases with two outs, but induced a flyout by Mike Trout to end the inning.

''I was locating the ball really well,'' Miley said. ''That was a weird fifth inning. It happened a lot early. I kind of lost command a little bit. I wasn't landing pitches where I wanted to, but end of the day, we walk out of here with a win.''

Will Harris pitched the ninth for his first save of the season.

Luis Rengifo hit a solo home run in the Angels fifth. Trout cut the lead to 5-2 with an RBI single in the seventh.

''We've had chances, for sure,'' Trout said. ''We lost some tough ones in Texas, obviously we had our chances tonight and yesterday.''

Dillon Peters (3-2) allowed five runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings. The left-hander gave up five runs for a second straight start.

''That's his track record, when he locates he has the ability to pitch really well, when he doesn't that's when he gets in trouble,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''That's what happened today.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani (Tommy John) threw a bullpen Saturday. ''Curveball and slider, fastball looked good,'' Ausmus said. ''He looked free and easy.'' Ausmus added that for now, Ohtani will continue throwing bullpens. ... RHP Keynan Middleton (Tommy John) will continue his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday after allowing one hit and striking out one in an inning on Friday night.

Astros: INF Aledmys Diaz began a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Round Rock. He went 0 for 4. ... RHP Josh James (shoulder soreness) will continue his rehabilitation assignment on Sunday with Round Rock. ... RHP Brady Rodgers cleared waivers and was unconditionally released. He was designated for assignment on Thursday.

YORDAN HITS SCOREBOARD

Houston rookie Yordan Alvarez launched a home run during batting practice that hit the bottom right hand corner of the Astros' massive scoreboard above right field. The monster drive darkened a panel on the board. During the first inning, a message in that corner of the scoreboard read ''Alvarez hit the ball here during BP.''

''I was definitely not thinking about that, but from the time I've been here, the players have been asking me `When are you going to hit one off the scoreboard? When are you going to do that,''' Alvarez said through a translator. ''I was just trying to hit the ball hard, and it ended up hitting the scoreboard.''

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Jaime Barria (4-6, 6.35 ERA) starts the finale of the three-game series on Sunday looking to build off his last start in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rangers in which he allowed two runs over five innings.

Astros: LHP Framber Valdez (3-6, 5.58) will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and start on Sunday. Valdez has lost four straight starts with the Astros, with his last start July 15 against the Angels.

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LAA63-69
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HOU84-47
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  • W: W. Miley (13-4)L: D. Peters (3-2)S: W. Harris (1)
  • HR: LAA - L. Rengifo (6), HOU - M. Brantley (19), A. Bregman (32)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fletcher SS40200101.290.349.400.7494.0
M. Trout CF50110005.293.435.6491.0832.0
S. Ohtani DH50100032.300.358.517.874-0.5
J. Upton LF40100012.218.316.414.7290.5
A. Pujols 1B20000210.250.309.440.7491.5
K. Calhoun RF40000003.237.328.480.8080.0
L. Rengifo 2B21111200.243.329.372.7018.0
M. Thaiss 3B40100014.196.274.412.6860.5
M. Stassi C10000110.143.216.175.3900.5
a- B. Goodwin PH01000100.284.344.494.8382.0
K. Smith C10000010.244.329.366.694-0.5
  • a-walked for Stassi in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer CF50100020.292.377.560.9370.0
J. Altuve 2B32200111.303.366.547.9137.5
M. Brantley LF32121001.337.395.546.9419.0
A. Bregman SS31231101.283.410.567.97710.0
Y. Alvarez DH40100012.325.415.6791.0951.5
Y. Gurriel 1B20100200.306.347.550.8974.0
R. Chirinos C40000017.236.342.428.770-0.5
A. Toro-Hernandez 3B40000010.167.167.167.333-0.5
J. Reddick RF40000000.258.298.371.6700.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Fletcher (29)
    • HR - L. Rengifo (6)
    • RBI - M. Trout (99), L. Rengifo (30)
    • 2-Out RBI - L. Rengifo (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout 3 (3), S. Ohtani, J. Upton 2 (2), M. Thaiss 4 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Altuve (20), Y. Alvarez (18), Y. Gurriel (35)
    • 3B - J. Altuve (2)
    • HR - M. Brantley (19), A. Bregman (32)
    • RBI - M. Brantley 2 (80), A. Bregman 3 (89)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Altuve, R. Chirinos 7 (7)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - G. Springer (4)
    • DP - (Altuve-Gurriel-Bregman)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Peters (L, 3-2)4.26552224.501.43-5.0
    T. Cahill2.12002306.451.483.5
    C. Bedrosian1.00000102.851.083.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Peters (L, 3-2)4.2
    T. Cahill2.1
    C. Bedrosian1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Miley (W, 13-4)5.05111413.131.2017.0
    B. Peacock0.11001104.031.17-1.5
    C. Devenski (H, 6)0.20001104.761.32-0.5
    J. Smith1.01111101.800.930.5
    C. McHugh (H, 4)1.00002004.791.231.0
    W. Harris (S, 1)1.00001101.641.039.5
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Miley (W, 13-4)5.0
    B. Peacock0.1
    C. Devenski (H, 6)0.2
    J. Smith1.0
    C. McHugh (H, 4)1.0
    W. Harris (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. Peters (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Peters 87-53, T. Cahill 43-23, C. Bedrosian 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Peters 6-6, T. Cahill 3-1, C. Bedrosian 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Peters 23, T. Cahill 11, C. Bedrosian 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 96-57, B. Peacock 17-7, C. Devenski 15-7, J. Smith 18-13, C. McHugh 15-5, W. Harris 16-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 5-5, J. Smith 2-0, C. McHugh 2-0, W. Harris 1-1
    • Batters Faced - W. Miley 20, B. Peacock 3, C. Devenski 3, J. Smith 5, C. McHugh 4, W. Harris 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    LAA63-69
    000010100270
    HOU84-47
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fletcher SS40200101.290.349.400.7494.0
    M. Trout CF50110005.293.435.6491.0832.0
    S. Ohtani DH50100032.300.358.517.874-0.5
    J. Upton LF40100012.218.316.414.7290.5
    A. Pujols 1B20000210.250.309.440.7491.5
    K. Calhoun RF40000003.237.328.480.8080.0
    L. Rengifo 2B21111200.243.329.372.7018.0
    M. Thaiss 3B40100014.196.274.412.6860.5
    M. Stassi C10000110.143.216.175.3900.5
    a- B. Goodwin PH01000100.284.344.494.8382.0
    K. Smith C10000010.244.329.366.694-0.5
    Total3227217817-----
    • a-walked for Stassi in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF50100020.292.377.560.9370.0
    J. Altuve 2B32200111.303.366.547.9137.5
    M. Brantley LF32121001.337.395.546.9419.0
    A. Bregman SS31231101.283.410.567.97710.0
    Y. Alvarez DH40100012.325.415.6791.0951.5
    Y. Gurriel 1B20100200.306.347.550.8974.0
    R. Chirinos C40000017.236.342.428.770-0.5
    A. Toro-Hernandez 3B40000010.167.167.167.333-0.5
    J. Reddick RF40000000.258.298.371.6700.0
    Total3258524612-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Fletcher (29)
      • HR - L. Rengifo (6)
      • RBI - M. Trout (99), L. Rengifo (30)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Rengifo (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout 3 (3), S. Ohtani, J. Upton 2 (2), M. Thaiss 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Altuve (20), Y. Alvarez (18), Y. Gurriel (35)
      • 3B - J. Altuve (2)
      • HR - M. Brantley (19), A. Bregman (32)
      • RBI - M. Brantley 2 (80), A. Bregman 3 (89)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Altuve, R. Chirinos 7 (7)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - G. Springer (4)
      • DP - (Altuve-Gurriel-Bregman)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Peters (L, 3-2)4.26552224.501.43-5.0
      T. Cahill2.12002306.451.483.5
      C. Bedrosian1.00000102.851.083.5
      Total8.0855462---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Peters (L, 3-2)4.2
      T. Cahill2.1
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Miley (W, 13-4)5.05111413.131.2017.0
      B. Peacock0.11001104.031.17-1.5
      C. Devenski (H, 6)0.20001104.761.32-0.5
      J. Smith1.01111101.800.930.5
      C. McHugh (H, 4)1.00002004.791.231.0
      W. Harris (S, 1)1.00001101.641.039.5
      Total9.0722781---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Miley (W, 13-4)5.0
      B. Peacock0.1
      C. Devenski (H, 6)0.2
      J. Smith1.0
      C. McHugh (H, 4)1.0
      W. Harris (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Peters (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Peters 87-53, T. Cahill 43-23, C. Bedrosian 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Peters 6-6, T. Cahill 3-1, C. Bedrosian 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Peters 23, T. Cahill 11, C. Bedrosian 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Miley 96-57, B. Peacock 17-7, C. Devenski 15-7, J. Smith 18-13, C. McHugh 15-5, W. Harris 16-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Miley 5-5, J. Smith 2-0, C. McHugh 2-0, W. Harris 1-1
      • Batters Faced - W. Miley 20, B. Peacock 3, C. Devenski 3, J. Smith 5, C. McHugh 4, W. Harris 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Trout singled to shallow center, Goodwin scored25
      • 5TH INNING
        Rengifo homered to left center15
      • 3RD INNING
        Bregman homered to left, Altuve and Brantley scored05
      • 1ST INNING
        Brantley homered to right, Altuve scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Will Harris relieved Collin McHugh
        • K. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher walked
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Trout flied out to center
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Collin McHugh relieved Joe Smith
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols walked
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded into double play first to shortstop to second, Pujols out at second
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rengifo walked
        • M. Thaiss: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Thaiss grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Trevor Cahill
        • A. Toro-Hernandez: Toro-Hernandez grounded out to second
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Reddick flied out to deep left
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Joe Smith relieved Chris Devenski
        • Brian Goodwin hit for Max Stassi
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodwin walked
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to third, Goodwin to second
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Trout singled to shallow center, Goodwin scored
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Upton grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Kevan Smith catching
        • M. Brantley: Brantley grounded out to second
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman singled to right center
        • Y. Alvarez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Alvarez struck out looking
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel walked, Bregman to second
        • R. Chirinos: Chirinos lined out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Brad Peacock relieved Wade Miley
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Upton singled to center
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols walked, Upton to second
        • Chris Devenski relieved Brad Peacock
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Calhoun flied out to left
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rengifo walked, Upton to third, Pujols to second
        • M. Thaiss: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Thaiss struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • A. Toro-Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Toro-Hernandez struck out swinging
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Reddick grounded out to pitcher
        • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Springer reached on an infield single to first
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rengifo homered to left center
        • M. Thaiss: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Thaiss singled to shallow left center
        • M. Stassi: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Stassi walked, Thaiss to second
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher singled to shallow center, Thaiss to third, Stassi to second
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Trout flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Altuve walked
        • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Brantley reached on fielder's choice to center, Altuve out at second
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Bregman lined out to left
        • Y. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Alvarez doubled to left center, Brantley to third
        • Trevor Cahill relieved Dillon Peters
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel walked
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Chirinos grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fletcher doubled to left
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Trout grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ohtani singled to shallow center, Fletcher to third, Ohtani out at second
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Upton lined out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • A. Toro-Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Toro-Hernandez flied out to center
        • J. Reddick: Foul, Reddick flied out to left
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • L. Rengifo: Ball, Rengifo flied out to center
        • M. Thaiss: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Thaiss grounded out to third
        • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Stassi struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Altuve doubled to left center
        • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley hit by pitch
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Bregman homered to left, Altuve and Brantley scored
        • Y. Alvarez: Strike looking, Alvarez grounded out to first
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Calhoun lined out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • A. Toro-Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Toro-Hernandez flied out to right
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Reddick grounded out to second
        • G. Springer: Springer lined out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • W. Miley Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Fletcher lined out to third
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Trout grounded out to third
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Peters Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Springer flied out to center
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Altuve tripled to right center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Brantley homered to right, Altuve scored
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bregman walked
        • Y. Alvarez: Strike looking, Alvarez reached on fielder's choice to second, Bregman out at second
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel doubled to center, Alvarez to third
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)