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About Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The first time the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took on the Houston Astros was on June 18, 2004, at the Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros won that particular clash 5-0. The Astros used to be members of the National League Central Division back then. They have since made the move to the American League West Division. Since the move, these two sides have squared-off against each other every season. With the latest MLB season now underway, get ready to see pulsating encounters between the Angels and the Astros.

Some memorable Angels-Astros games

The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros have gone head to head plenty of times over the years and they have delivered some cracking encounters. Here are two quite memorable games that will stick in the minds of the fans for a long time to come.

The Angels destroy the Astros - On April 4, 2014, the Houston Astros took on the Los Angeles Angels at the Minute Maid Park. It turned out to be an embarrassing night for the home side. The Angels were in magnificent form that day as they trounced the Astros 11-1. The Angels also clinched their ninth division championship at the end of the season.

Jason Castro comes to the party -The Angels and the Astros faced each other once again at the Minute Maid Park on July 30, 2015. The Astros entered the field with a chance to complete a 3 game sweep against the Angels. No runs were scored in the first eight innings by either side. Astros had two outs in the ninth innings but had Marwin Gonzalez and Jed Lowrie on bases. Jason Castro took the plate and smashed Fernando Salas’ fastball to the right field. The three-run walk off home run sealed a 3-0 triumph for the Angels.

The Angels-Astros head-to-head

Here is the Houston Astros head to head record against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Home Wins-Losses Away Wins-Losses
91 42 49 .462 23-22 19-27

The Astros have the upper hand in this head-to-head contest. Even though the two teams have played ninety one games against each other, the Angels and the Astros have not squared-off in the postseason as yet.

The Angels have had their share of stars turn up for them over the years. Players like Nolan Ryan who won five All-Star picks and is a member of the Angels Hall of Fame. When you talk about the Angels, you cannot ignore Jim Fregosi who became a six time All-Star and won the Gold Glove as an Angel. More recently its stars like Mike Trout who has been carrying the mantle for the Angels. The Astros are not too far behind in terms of star power either. Nolan Ryan had a stellar run with the Astros as well between 1980 and 1988. He recorded double digit triumphs in all but one of his eight seasons with the Astros. He also became a three time All-Star with the Astros during that time. Craig Biggio became a seven time All-Star and a four time Gold Glove winner with the Astros. The Astros have since retired his number 7. Last but not least, there is Jeff Bagwell who spent fifteen years with the Astros and became the NL MVP in 1994 and a three time Silver Slugger Award winner. His number 5 has been retired by the Astros as well.

Game On!

The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros will face each other once again this year. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Houston Astros tickets are available. Feel free to check the seating plan of the Angel Stadium and the Minute Maid Park before booking your seats. You can book your cheap Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Houston Astros tickets from here.

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