OAKLAND — Bartolo Colon pitched six crisp innings, Josh Reddick doubled in two runs during a six-run first and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday to complete another three-game sweep.The Athletics swept a three-game series at Houston during the first week of the season.Seth Smith had three hits and Jed Lowrie added two for the A's, who improved to an AL-best 12-4. Oakland outscored Houston 22-10 in the series. Read More
OAKLAND — Jed Lowrie drove in four runs, Tommy Milone won his third straight start and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 11-2 on Monday night.
Nate Freiman added a three-run homer and Brandon Moss had three RBIs for the A's. Oakland also benefited from eight walks — four in the first inning by Houston starter Erik Bedard.
Carlos Pena had two hits for the Astros, who have lost three straight following a three-game winning streak. Read More
HOUSTON — Brett Anderson bent over to stuff some things into his suitcase, stood up and bumped his head into the open door at the top of his locker.
It was a fitting end to an up-and-down day for Oakland's starting pitcher who got a win against Houston, but also deflected two Astros hits off his left thumb and wrist and needed X-rays after the game. Read More
STANFORD — Imagine everyone agreed you were the best at what you did. Imagine enough people told you that you believed it. Imagine you planned on starting your professional career by being recognized as the best in front of the whole world. Now imagine that the one person whose opinion of you matters most decides someone else is better. And eventually it appears seven people are better. Now what do you do? Read More
OAKLAND — The A’s acquired infielder Jed Lowrie and right-hander Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for first baseman Chris Carter and two minor leaguers on Monday.
Right-hander Brad Peacock and catcher Max Stassi also went to Houston in the deal between franchises that will be playing in the same division for the first time following the Astros’ move from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013. Read More
Pinch-hitters Joaquin Arias and Hector Sanchez delivered run-scoring hits in the ninth inning as the National League West-leading Giants rallied for their season-high-tying fourth straight road victory, a 3-2 decision over the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Read More
The Giants hope a weekend sweep of the Houston Astros will set the tone for the second half. The Giants stumbled into the All-Star break, losing seven of nine, but holding the Astros to five runs in three games has vaulted San Francisco ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.
A big challenge awaits in Atlanta starting today as the red-hot Braves have won seven straight games. Read More
Games are never played on paper, but a good team is expected to beat up on a bad team, and that’s exactly what the Giants did to the Houston Astros.
After a disappointing 1-5 road trip, the Giants got back on track by sweeping the lowly Astros to start the second half of the season.
Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Giants edged the Astros 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of the three-game series. Read More
After two losses, including being on the wrong end of a perfect game, J.D. Martinez’s fourth-inning grand slam lifted the Houston Astros to a 6-3 win over the Giants on Thursday afternoon.
Wandy Rodriguez (6-4) had a quality start for the Astros, pitching six innings, allowing six hits and three runs. He walked two and struck out three for the win. Read More
Madison Bumgarner worked into the eighth inning and hit his first career homer as the host Giants won the opener of the three-game series.
Bumgarner (8-4) improved to 13-2 in his last 16 starts at AT&T Park after giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits with no walks and a season-high 12 strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings.
The Giants snapped their 16-game homerless drought at home when Bumgarner led off the third inning with a solo shot off Bud Norris (5-4). Read More