The Houston Astros ran into a red hot pitcher on Sunday and suffered a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lefty Chris Capuano pitched seven strong innings for the Dodgers holding Houston to just two hits on the afternoon.
The Astros scored their lone run in the top of the first on an RBI groundout from shortstop Jed Lowrie. Tony Gwynn tied things up in the second and Mark Treanor put the Dodgers in front with a home run in the fourth.
Jose Altuve and Jed Lowrie had both hits for the Astros. Jerry Hairston Jr. went 5 for 5 for the Dodgers while Gwynn finished with two hits and two RBIs.
Capuano was the story however as he improves to 7-1 on the season after allowing two hits and one run in seven innings of work. Capuano struck out eight while walking two while throwing 105 pitches. J.A. Happ takes the loss after allowing nine hits and three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings. Happ struck out 10 and walked just two.