ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jefry Marte homered and scored twice and Daniel Wright earned his first major league victory to help the Los Angeles Angels defeat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Friday night.
In Wright's ninth big league appearance, he limited the Astros to one run and six hits while striking out five. Wright (1-5), who was claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on Sept. 4, became the 24th pitcher to get a win for the Angels this season, setting an American League record. The Texas Rangers previously held the record with 23 winning pitchers in 2014.
Mike Trout set a club record with his 114th walk of the season, breaking Tony Phillips' previous Angels record set in 1995. Trout stole two bases, bringing his season total to 29.
The Angels broke the game open with a four-run second inning. Brad Peacock (0-1) loaded the bases with no outs for Kaleb Cowart, who doubled to empty them. Kowart took third on the throw, allowing him to score while Ji-Man Choi was caught in a rundown two batters later.
Marte led off the third inning with his 14th home run. The Angels scored twice in the fifth inning when Andrelton Simmons' two-run single chased Peacock.