ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Chris Carter hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs, and Brad Peacock didn't allow an earned run while pitching into the seventh inning of the Houston Astros' 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Robbie Grossman drove in a run and scored during a three-run fifth for the major league-worst Astros (40-81), who have won three of four for the first time since June 18.
Peacock (2-4) earned his first victory since April 10 after two hard-luck losses following his return to the rotation. The rookie yielded four hits and two unearned runs, striking out five.
Hank Conger drove in a run during his first multihit game since June 30 for the foundering Angels. They've lost 15 of 21, including five straight at home.