Major League Baseball Roundup Astros Verlander Blanks Angels


Justin Verlander threw a five-hit shutout Wednesday night, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

It was Verlander’s first shutout since August 2015, when he was with the Detroit Tigers and he blanked the Angels. He notched his first complete game since 2016.

Verlander struck out seven and walked one while making 118 pitches as the Astros took two of three in the series.

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