After a quick break in the action, the Angels look to hit the ground running in the second half of the season. With the All-Star break just ending, the Angels got some much needed time off in order to rest and recover. To get things going after the break, the Angels have a huge test in front of them. The Halos will square up against the Houston Astros for a huge divisional matchup. Mike Trout shined once again in the All-Star game hitting a home run in the third inning. If Trout can continue to hit against big time pitchers then the Halos will be set to add some Wins to their record this series. The Astros (64-35) sit at the top of the AL West and are considered to be one of baseball's best teams as of now. The Angels (49-48) have a serious chance to improve their record and climb up in the standings with a huge series this weekend. Friday's game will feature Tyler Skaggs who is having himself an All-Star caliber year. The Astros will feature Dallas Keuchel setting the stage for a battle against two elite south paws.
Angels vs. Astros: The Schedule
Friday, July 20: 6:30p. Fox Sports West
Saturday, July 21: 4:00p. FOX
Sunday, July 22: 12:30p. Fox Sports West
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In this series the 'One to Watch' we will focus on the hot hitting of Kole Calhoun. The Angels outfielder showed out in the series against the Dodgers and Mariners earning him another 'the one to watch' for honors. Calhoun used his big time swing and power to homer three times in thier last series against the Dodgers just before the All-Star break. With a little rest during the All-Star break this week to heal any battle wounds or fatigue, Calhoun is set to bring in more runs for the Angels who face a powerhouse pitching staff this weekend.