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Verlander sharp as Astros beat Angels

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HOUSTON (AP) Justin Verlander pitched seven sharp innings, AL MVP Jose Altuve hit his first home run of the season and the Houston Astros beat the Angels 5-2 Wednesday, ending Los Angeles' road winning streak at a team record-tying 11 in a row.

Albert Pujols connected off Verlander for his 619th career homer. Pujols now has 2,994 hits.

Alex Bregman hit a three-run double and Jake Marisnick homered as Houston avoided a three-game sweep. The Angels had also won 11 straight road games in 1988.

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AL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 M. Trout, LAA10
2t D. Gregorius, NYY8
2t M. Haniger, Sea8
2t M. Machado, Bal8
5t J. Gallo, Tex7
5t A. Judge, NYY7
5t J. Ramírez, Cle7
8t J. Abreu, CWS6
8t M. Betts, Bos6
8t K. Davis, Oak6
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NL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1t C. Blackmon, Col8
1t B. Harper, Was8
3t J. Báez, ChC7
3t P. DeJong, StL7
3t E. Thames, Mil7
3t C. Villanueva, SD7
7t O. Albies, Atl6
7t B. Belt, SF6
7t Y. Molina, StL6
7t K. Schwarber, ChC6
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