Montas Reaches 200 Ks, Pinder Slams and A's Pummel Astros 14-2Frankie Montas pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and became the first A's pitcher in 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season, helping Oakland pound the Houston Astros 14-2 on Friday night to support its slim playoff hopes.
Bryant Homers in Giants Debut, San Francisco Tops HoustonKris Bryant homered in his Giants debut, a two-out solo shot in the third inning and San Francisco beat the Houston Astros 5-3 on Sunday.
Giants Hit 5 Homers, Rough Up Astros 8-6The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs and beat Houston 8-6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders.
Altuve Hits Grand Slam, Astros Beat GiantsJosé Altuve hit a grand slam in the sixth one inning after putting Houston ahead on a solo homer and the AL-leading Astros held off the Giants 9-6 in a matchup of baseball’s top two teams.
Strong Start by Montas Leads A's Over AstrosJed Lowrie and Matt Olson drove in a run each to back a strong start by Frankie Montas and give the A's a 2-1 win over Houston.
Álvarez Hits 2 Hrs, Drives In 5 Runs As Astros Beat A’s, 9-6Yordan Álvarez hit two homers and drove in five runs, José Altuve drove in the go-ahead run with a single, and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 9-6 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
Astros Push Past A’s 8-4, Take AL West LeadMartín Maldonado homered and drove in three runs, helping the Houston Astros beat Oakland 8-4 on Thursday to move ahead of the Athletics for the AL West lead.
Laureano Hits 2 Homers Then Winning Sac Fly as A’s Beat AstrosRamón Laureano hit two home runs, then lofted a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to send the Oakland Athletics over Houston 6-5 Tuesday night, ending the Astros’ six-game winning streak.
Olson’s 3-Run Blast Lifts A's Over AstrosMatt Olson’s tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the A's to a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Astros Stay Hot in Home Opener With 6-2 Win Over A'sThe Houston Astros kept up their hot start by treating the home crowd to a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night in the first game with fans at Minute Maid Park since 2019.
Astros Batter A's to Complete Four-Game SweepJason Castro homered in his first start back with Houston, and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2 on Sunday for a four-game sweep.