A controversial call in the bottom of the fifth inning seemed to shift momentum toward Houston.
Derek Fisher led off the eighth inning with a solo homer on the first pitch from Lou Trivino to lift the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win.
The Athletics returned to Oakland following a three-city road trip Tuesday, and they brought with them an ugly, ugly brand of baseball.
An extremely uncharacteristic ninth inning from Will Smith served up a two-out game-winning homer to Marwin Gonzalez.
The Astros jumped on starter Frankie Montas and the Athletics early. And in the same way they had done all series, they never let up.
Evan Gattis tagged Daniel Mengden with a three-run homer and two-run double to hand the A’s a 6-3 loss.
Falling behind 5-0 didn’t help the A’s chances, but neither did facing the best Dallas Keuchel of the season.
Lone active “A” Khris Davis is joined by a veritable who’s who of green and gold glory.
After dropping 10 straight to their divisional rivals, the A’s have now taken three in a row from Houston.
Almost as if a postseason berth lay in the balance, Oakland continues to battle.
The A’s young roster is also peppered with veterans, many of whom boast high trade value.
Like marauders in the night, the Houston Astros stormed the Coliseum gates taking all that Oakland owned.
Sonny Gray was lit up in the first, surrendering five hits, two walks and five runs to the Astros.
Just when you thought they had turned a new winning leaf, the Oakland Athletics stumbled their way to a 1-6 week.
The A’s (1-1) placed John Axford on the disabled list Wednesday after the reliever felt pain in his throwing shoulder while warming up Tuesday.
In search of their first AL West crown since 2001 the Houston Astros sold out this offseason.
The Oakland Athletics came four outs from bringing an 0-6 week to the most catastrophic end imaginable.
Jharel Cotton, one of three pitchers the A’s acquired in a deadline trade with the Dodgers, is forcing the A’s to make a tough decision.
Stumbling through a one-win week, the A’s must search to find positives upon which to build.
The Oakland Athletics have now used the disabled list once for each spot on the active roster.