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OAKLAND – The athletics character will play much better in the coming days and given the competition they make when they hope to become an American League West contender.
Defending World Champion Houston Astros jumped the A early and often Monday night en route to a 16-2 victory in the Coliseum, ahead of a paid attendance of 7,360, the least amount of the season.
The A & S's have been struggling lately, though this time the pitching was not able to rescue them, as Brett Anderson was hit for three hits in ten hits and nine runs (seven earned). 19659003] In the near future, it will not be much easier for the A & # 39; s to see the Astros return to home twice before embarking on a road trip to New York, Boston and Toronto.
Starting with the Houston Series A's next six o's (Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Mariners and Diamondbacks) have a combined record of 1
The A & # 39; s, 18-17, had won four of their last five games after a three-game run of the Baltimore Orioles, who left the city with an 8-25 record. Houston improved to 22-15.
George Springer struck the second round of play for a double on the left field line, Marwin Gonzalez had a two-out, two run-single later in inning, and the Astros continued to build on this lead until it was 11-0 behind the top of the fourth innings
In the second inning, Springer, who ended 6-for-6, hit a three-run home run from Anderson, and when in doubt the final score was removed in the fourth inning.
Anderson did not record an out, the Astros beat and at one point the first baseman Matt Olson took a possible double play ground ball and threw it in the left field for a mistake.
Max Stassi doubled a run to Houston, Jose Altvuve had an RBI single, and after Chris Hatcher came in to replace Anderson, the Astros got a run for a double and two more when Gonzalez struck a two – start in the starting grid to cap a six-run inning.
The A's only scored in the sixth inning points when they were 11 runs down, with Khris Davis scoring Chad Pinder with a ground out. Houston starter Dallas Keuchel, roughened for three home runs when he lost 8-1 to the A & # 39; s in Houston on April 27, improved to 2-5 by giving up five hits in eight innings. The 16 runs were the most abandoned by the Athletics since a loss of 16-2 to the Boston Red Sox on 2 September 2016.
– The A & # 39; s played in the gloomy backdrop of the death of Gretchen Piscotty, mother of A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty. A moment of silence was observed for Gretchen Piscotty before the game began.
Stephen Piscotty was not with the A & # 39; s Monday night.
– With Piscotty continuing, the A & # 39; s Pinder started in the right field, with midfielder Mark Canha moving left and Jake Smolinski starting in the middle. The only two bankers were outfielder Matt Joyce and catcher Bruce Maxwell.
– Rookie right-hander Lou Trivino has been featured as a factor earlier than the A & # 39; s, but has enough stuff that Melvin is not completely surprised by his rise. 19659003] "He is now an instrumental cog," Melvin said. "Yesterday, he threw the eighth inning against the left-handed part of (Baltimore's) lineup, and he has some weapons to get out of.
" Of course he throws hard. He's a guy we really thought would be here in spring training, maybe not at this point.
Trivino has taken on the role of Ryan Buchter, who can be dismissed from the list of disabled people, but not yet with a strained left shoulder.
– Helper Santiago Casilla, who scored two goalless victories over Baltimore on Saturday night Innings had the lowest opponent's strike average (.091), on-base percentage (.163) and slugging percentage (.114) among the American League relievers.
– Houston outfielder Josh Reddick was in the pre-game for his appointment honored for the 50th anniversary of the A-Team.