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Josh Reddick Diving Catch

McHugh Strong In Astros 5-1 Win Over A’s

Collin McHugh allowed two hits over 8 2-3 stellar innings as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland A’s 5-1 on Sunday.


Astros v Athletics

A’s Down Astros Again 12-5

Daric Barton and Josh Donaldson had two RBIs apiece in a 7-run 9th inning to help the Oakland A’s to a 12-5 win over the Astros on Friday night.


Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Alberto Callaspo #18  after he had the game-winning hit in the ninth inning of their game against the Houston Astros on the at O.co Coliseum on April 19, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Score 3 In 9th, Rally Past Astros 4-3

Josh Reddick had hits in his last three at-bats, including an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted the Athletics over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday.


Yoenis Cespedes, Alberto Callaspo

A’s Come Out Swinging To Beat Astros 11-3

Alberto Callaspo hit a 3-run homer and the Oakland A’s went deep 4 times to back Sonny Gray’s strong pitching Friday night in an 11-3 rout of the Houston Astros.


OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Jonathan Villar #6 of the Houston Astros dives back to first base against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 6, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Jonathan Villar’s Speed An Important Asset For Astros

Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.


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Colon Ends Long Winless Skid, A’s Beat Astros

Bartolo Colon won for the first time in more than a month, Seth Smith homered during a 7-run third inning and the Oakland A’s beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday.


Kurt Suzuki #22 of the Oakland Athletics reaches to tag out Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros after a passed ball on a strike out during the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 7, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Straily Helps Oakland Edge Houston 2-1

Dan Straily pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Oakland Athletics edge the Houston Astros 2-1 on Saturday.


Sonny Gray

Gray Ks 9 In First Major League Win; A’s Beats Astros 5-0

Sonny Gray struck out nine on the way to an impressive first major league victory, using Nate Freiman’s two-run homer and four RBIs to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 5-0 victory over Houston on Thursday.


Robbie Grossman #19 of the Houston Astros is safe at third base beating the tag of Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on August 13, 2013 in Oakland. Grossman tagged up at second base and went to third on a line out to right field from Jose Altuve #27 (not pictured). (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Looking To Bounce Back After Rare Loss To Astros

Oakland (67-51) leads the wild-card race, but blew a chance to move into a tie with Texas for first place in the division with a 5-4 loss to Houston on Tuesday. The A’s had won three of four at Toronto over the weekend, but have dropped eight of 12 overall.


Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Jed Lowrie #8 after Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on August 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. Lowrie was on base when Cespedes hit the home run. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Matchup With Astros Could Propel A’s Back Into 1st Place

Now sitting in second place, the A’s will try to regain the advantage with a series at home against a woeful Houston Astros team they’ve dominated. A healthier Colon might have a good chance to help Tuesday night, given his recent performances against them.