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Astros sweep Angels on Jason Castro walk-off homer

Astros sweep Angels on Jason Castro walk-off homer

Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. The win moves first-place Houston two games ahead of the Angels in the AL West. It was 0-0 to start the bottom of the ninth inning. Jed Lowrie drew a walk off Jose Alvarez (2-2) with one out before a two-out single by Marwin Gonzalez. Castro then launched his two-out shot off Fernando Salas into the seats in right field to give Houston the win. Luke Gregerson (4-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win. Scott Kazmir allowed three hits and struck out five in 7 2-3 scoreless innings in the first start for the...

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