Oakland Drops Houston 7-2 - Match Report
Oakland got 6 innings of work from Bartolo Colon en route to a 7-2 victory over Houston on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
The Athletics were a -268 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Bartolo Colon earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Seth Smith in the win.
Houston got a 3-inning outing from Lucas Harrell in the loss. He gave up 7 earned runs, 2 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while L.J. Hoes had 2 hits in the loss for the Astros.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 11 hits, while Houston only had 8.
Brett Anderson pitched the final 3 innings for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 3 hits in his outing.
Next game, Oakland takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Houston, they head on the road to face Seattle.