Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss connected on
back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated
the Houston Astros, 11-5, in the middle test of a three-game series.
Donaldson and Chris Young drove in two runs while Moss, Coco Crisp, John Jaso,
Seth Smith, Adam Rosales, Eric Sogard and Yoenis Cespedes each contributed
with an RBI apiece to give the Athletics their seventh win in the last eight
Oakland starter A.J. Griffin (5-3) fanned seven and gave up four runs on five
hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings.
Jason Castro and Matt Dominguez had a pair of homers for the Astros. Starter
Lucas Harrell (3-6) lasted just 1 2/3 innings, surrendering six runs in the
outing. Edgar Gonzalez pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief, allowing four runs on
eight hits and a walk.
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