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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Just when the Houston Astros figured everybody in baseball had pretty much forgotten about them, theyve started to pull off some attention-grabbing feats. After a perfect road trip, the low-budget club with the ALs worst record is heading home with the majors longest active winning streak. Chris Carter homered, Erik Bedard pitched seven strong innings for his first victory of the season, and the last-place 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 their unblemished six-game trip with their seventh win over the big-money Angels in 10 meetings this season. The Astros completed their longest perfect road trip since 1999 despite managing only three hits and four baserunners — and one was picked off. "Everybody takes pride in winning and playing as a team, and guys are playing great right now," said Carter, who hit his fifth homer against the Angels already this season. "Its just about getting big hits in big situations." Houston hadnt won six consecutive games since August 2010, and hadnt won six straight on the road since July 2005. The Astros barely hung on for the latest win in their improbable string, with Jose Veras striking out Hank Conger with two runners on in the ninth for his 11th save. "I feel like were playing really good baseball," Houston manager Bo Porter said. "We had been playing good baseball, but now were starting to win those crucial break points. ... I look at the talent in that room. I know the potential we have. Youre starting to see were coming together. I said it last month: Were going to hit our stride, and were going to start winning some of those games we were losing." The Astros had just enough to hold off Los Angeles, which lost a game despite allowing three hits or fewer for just the fifth time in the last decade. 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. The Angels held a closed-door meeting for 25 minutes after their latest discouraging loss in a season full of them. "Anything can happen in this game, so you cant take the other team for granted," said Albert Pujols, who went 0 for 4. "They have a lot of players who want to prove that they belong up here. We had our pitching matchups set up, and obviously things didnt go our way." Barnes dived to catch Pujols sinking drive to centre with Mike Trout on base to end the eighth. Veras then held on for his third save in the four-game series, giving up Alberto Callaspos two-out double and walking pinch-hitter Josh Hamilton striking out pinch-hitter Conger looking. Bedard (1-2) hadnt won in his last 11 starts dating to last season, but the veteran lefty gave up just five hits and a walk despite entering the night with a career 7.08 ERA at Angel Stadium. Trout drove in the only run for the foundering Angels, who have lost six of eight to erase all momentum from their eight-game winning streak last month. Los Angeles slid back to eight games below .500 with four consecutive losses to the Astros, dropping its record against the rest of the AL West to 9-19. Carters fifth-inning homer was the Astros first hit off Blanton (1-9), who kept mowing down the Astros in his first start with 10 strikeouts in nearly four years. Blanton still matched Philadelphias Cole Hamels for the major league lead in losses. "They executed when they needed to, and we didnt," Blanton said. "They pitched well. Anytime somebody beats you four in a row, youve got to give them credit. Its not all a matter of you playing bad." Hamilton was held out of the Angels starting lineup to give some rest to the slumping $125 million outfielder. Hamilton missed two games last week with back spasms, but the former AL MVP was 2 for 15 on the homestand, and is batting .169 against left-handers this season. Blanton struck out six of the Astros first nine batters. Houstons only baserunner in the first 4 2-3 innings reached on Callaspos throwing error in the third, but Chris Iannetta picked Matt Dominguez off second base moments later. The Angels took the lead in the third when J.B. Shuck doubled down the right-field line, advanced on Erick Aybars single and scored on Trouts flyout. Blanton was firmly in control until Carters homer, striking out the first two batters he faced in the fifth to surpass his season high. But Carter lined a pitch into the bullpens beyond the left-field fence for his 12th homer of the season. Houston went ahead in the sixth when Dominguez doubled, advanced on a bunt and scored on Barnes fly. 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ATHENS, Greece -- A last-gasp goal by Giorgos Tzavelas allowed Greece to escape with a 1-1 draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, while Group H leader Belgium crushed Estonia 8-1.Belgium remains perfect with 12 points from four games, and has scored 21 goals with only one conceded.Dries Mertens scored in each half against Estonia, while Romelu Lukaku snatched two late goals to add to the visitors misery.Second-placed Greece trails Belgium by two points after being held at home, while Bosnia and Herzegovina is a further 3 points behind.Tzavelas scored with a blistering shot outside the area in the fifth minute of injury time after Bosnias defense only half-cleared a long throw-in by Sokratis Papastathopoulos.Bosnia, which dominated most of the game in Piraeus, took the lead in the 33rd minute after Miralem Pjanics free-kick bounced off the right post and then goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis back before finding the net.The game was stopped for five minutes after the goal, with some Bosnian fans lighting and throwing flares -- and broken seats -- while some Greek fans chanted anti-Bosnian sloganss.ddddddddddddTension had built ahead of the game when a group of Greek fans attacked and slightly injured a Bosnian, who claimed his attackers were shouting Kosovo is Serbia.On the field, Costas Fortounis nearly equalized in the 54th, but goalkeeper Asmir Begovic deflected his shot into the right post.Both teams ended the game with 10 men, with Kyriakos Papadopoulos getting a red card for striking Edin Dzeko -- in his attempts to wrestle the ball away -- while Dzeko got a second yellow card for pulling Papadopoulos shorts down in the same 80th-minute incident.In Brussels, Estonia found itself 3-0 down in the first 25 minutes through goals by Thomas Meunier, Mertens and Eden Hazard. 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