ANAHEIM, Calif. – Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning, Albert Pujols drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros to sweep Saturday's doubleheader.
It was not a walk-off win for the Angels, though. They were the visiting team in the nightcap because it was a makeup of the Aug. 26 game in Houston that was postponed due to Tropical Storm Laura.
Mike Trout became the Angels’ career home run leader with No. 300 in the first game and Jo Adell celebrated with a game-winning, two-run single in the seventh inning to give Los Angeles a 10-9 win.
The Angels have won a season-high four straight following their first doubleheader sweep since 2015.
“It seems like when we get down we are fighting back. We’re not giving up and it has been good to see,” Trout said.
Rendon hitting homers to sink the Astros is nothing new. He had a three-run shot for the Washington Nationals in Game 6 of last year's World Series and then a solo drive in the deciding game to start the Nationals' comeback.
Rendon did admit there was some brief confusion after his latest homer because the Angels were the visitors. Houston pitcher Humberto Castellanos started to walk off the mound before realizing the game wasn't over.
“Everyone assumes it was the last inning and that was the first thought that crossed our mind. As I was rounding the bases, I realized it is not over yet,” Rendon said.