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Last-place Astros complete 4-game sweep of Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Chris Carter homered, Erik Bedard pitched seven strong innings for his first victory of the season, and the last-place Houston Astros completed a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 2-1 victory Monday night.

Brandon Barnes drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as the Astros finished a perfect six-game road trip with their seventh win over the big-budget Angels in 10 meetings this season.

Joe Blanton picked up his AL-worst ninth loss for the Angels despite matching his career high with 11 strikeouts and allowing just three hits in eight outstanding innings.

Jose Veras struck out Hank Conger with two runners on in the ninth for his 11th save.

Houston hadn't won six consecutive games since August 2010, and hadn't won six straight on the road since July 2005.