Struggling at the plate, the Oakland A’s were once again pounded by the Houston Astros Saturday.
Brantley would stay in the game but left in the second inning with an apparent wrist injury.
Not one time Saturday afternoon did Edwin Jackson pitch out of the stretch.
The Oakland offense handed Sean Manaea an early lead, and the big lefty embraced the advantage.
Khris Davis’ game-winner capped an evening that included the first and second homers of Matt Chapman’s career.
It took Sonny Gray a while to settle in. But when he did, he blew by Cleveland, carrying Oakland to a 5-0 win.
Since the 2013 emergence of the Kansas City Royals, the AL Central has been among the most entertaining division in Major League Baseball.
It took a few games, but the A’s finally got to sample sweet victory against the Cleveland Indians.
An early run seemed poised to turn around the A’s bad luck Friday night, but it was hardly enough.
Mum was word Thursday night for the A’s and their bats, as the Cleveland Indians and Carlos Carrasco hushed Oakland with a 3-1 loss.