Morton, 3 Astros relievers combine to 5-hit Angels, 3-0

Morton, 3 Astros relievers combine to 5-hit Angels, 3-0

Marwin Gonzalez is starting at third base for the Astros on Monday and Alex Bregman will cover shortstop.

"I didn't feel comfortable swinging the bat today; it bothered me a lot", the 22-year-old Correa said before Monday's game at Minute Maid Park. He had runners on in every inning, including stranding the bases loaded in the second when he got Ben Revere to fly out.

Morton (1-1) worked in and out of trouble over five innings, allowing five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. In 10 innings over his first two games, Chavez has given up six runs. "Being able to give us a chance and with our offense they're capable of anything".

"Any time there's a close game, there's a little more pressure, but those are the types of games we like to play in", Bregman said.

He has sat out the last two games, and it sounds like a situation where he will continue to test his hand before each game, and the field staff will make a decision based on the results. Bregman singled to center field allowing Gattis to score from second. "If you're going to be a good team, you have to win the close ones, and Charlie did a great job tonight". Mike Trout was also playing well with 14 hits, six runs and 10 RBI in that span. Escobar and Trout combined to go 0-for-7 on Sunday. Daily Slant: With Correa out, Josh Reddick (132 wRC+,.174 ISO vs RHP since 2015) moves up to the 2nd spot and Carlos Beltran (117 wRC+,.196 ISO) hits cleanup. Devenski has struck out at least three batters in each of his four appearances this season.

Tonight's matchup will have Ricky Nolasco (0-2) for L.A. and Joe Musgrove (1-0) for the Astros. The right-hander struck out the side in the sixth and has struck out seven of the last nine batters he has faced.

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