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.

Evan Gattis’ two-run homer off Angels starter Garrett Richards in the second inning accounted for all of the game’s offense. Richards (4-2) yielded two unearned runs on four hits and one walk in seven innings.

Rangers 5, Mariners 1

Bartolo Colon pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings as Texas won at Seattle. Delino DeShields Jr. broke a scoreless tie with a two-out double in the top of the eighth inning as the Rangers earned a split of the two-game series.

Colon (2-1), a right-hander who turns 45 on May 24, earned his 242nd career victory, one behind former San Francisco Giants great Juan Marichal for the most by a Dominican-born pitcher. Colon also improved to 14-1 at Safeco Field,

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