Paris hits his first MLB home run with a 2-run shot, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros

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Hunter Brown throws the ball to the batter

Rookie Kyren Paris hit a two-run homer for his first major league home run, and Tyler Anderson pitched eight strong innings to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday.

The Angels won two out of three games from the Astros, marking three consecutive road series wins in a single season for the first time since 2019.

Anderson (5-4) allowed six hits and one run in his third consecutive win, which was his longest start of the season.

“He was magnificent and he was in control of the whole game from pitch one to the last one he threw,” manager Ron Washington said. Luis García struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Mickey Moniak walked with one out in the fifth inning before Paris hit an off-speed pitch from Hunter Brown (1-5) off the wall in left-center field, making it 2-0.

Tyler Anderson throws to the pitcher

“It was amazing,” Paris said. “It was a special moment for me, a special moment to be able to put the team on top and then ultimately lead to a win and a series victory.”

Paris added that he got the home run ball but wasn’t sure what he was going to do with it. “It will go somewhere special one day,” he said.

Jake Meyers opened the bottom of the inning with a walk before scoring on Mauricio Dubón’s double to the corner of left field to cut the lead to 1. But Dubón was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a triple.

Meyers and Dubón hit consecutive singles with two outs in the seventh, and Meyers advanced to third on the play after an error by left fielder Taylor Ward. Anderson escaped the jam when Victor Caratini grounded into a force out to end the inning.

“He was tough,” manager Joe Espada said of Anderson. “The changing speeds got us. The changeup and then he’s got a nice little sinker to keep you off that changeup.”

Brown gave up two hits and two runs while walking three in six innings. “We all know that he can be that type of pitcher,” Espada said. “It was a solid outing.”


By Ritik

Ritik Katiyar is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Pharmaceutics. Currently, he lives in Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India. You can find him writing about all sorts of listicle topics. A pharmaceutical postgrad by day, and a content writer by night. You can write to him at [email protected]

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