Musgrove, solo shots lead Astros past Angels 4-1

Houston Astros' Tony Kemp, left, is doused with water by Lance McCullers following the Astros' 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Houston. Kemp hit his first major league home run in the game. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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HOUSTON (AP) Joe Musgrove pitched seven strong innings, Evan Gattis, Tony Kemp and Tyler White homered, and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Sunday to snap a three-game slide and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Houston began the day three games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild-card spot.

Musgrove (4-4, 4.06 ERA) allowed one run on seven hits while striking out four.

Closer Ken Giles rebounded from a blown save in Friday's 10-6 loss to Los Angeles. He walked one and struck out two in the ninth for his 14th save.

Daniel Wright (0-5, 6.95) lasted six innings for the Angels. He gave up three runs on seven hits, including two homers, while striking out four and walking two.