Justin Verlander continues to separate himself as the obvious choice to start Game 1 for the Astros in the American League Division Series. The AL West champion's newest ace dominated the Los Angeles Angels for seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Just like in his previous start against the Angels, when he pitched eight scoreless, Verlander allowed only one hit - to the first batter he faced.
Astros' Altuve, Springer and Reddick get days off SaturdayAstros manager A.J. Hinch used the 12:05 p.m. Saturday start after the Friday night game to give a few of his regulars rest before the final week of the regular season. Second baseman Jose Altuve and outfielders George Springer and Josh Reddick were off Saturday against the Angels. Third baseman Alex Bregman batted leadoff and Marwin Gonzalez, who played second base, batted in the No. 2 spot. Shortstop Carlos Correa batted third.
Since joining the Astros earlier this month Justin Verlander has been working with pitching coach Brent Strom to find the changeup that's eluded him for most of the season. And though he threw only three of them in his seven scoreless innings Friday night against the Angels, the 34-year-old righthander felt the pitch was "the best it's been" in his four starts with the Astros. "It was a good sign," he said. Each of the three changeups Verlander threw Friday were strikes.
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