Oakland vs Houston Final: 13-1 - Recap
It wasn't going to be a low-scoring affair and Oakland made sure they came out on the winning end on Thursday, grabbing a 13-1 victory over Houston at O.co Coliseum.
Oakland won as a -260 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jeff Samardzija earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 0, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Brandon Moss in the win.
Houston got a 5 1/3-inning outing from Scott Feldman in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 5 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Jose Altuve had 2 hits in the loss for the Astros.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 14 hits, while Houston only had 6.
Oakland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Texas. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Miami.