11mThe A's took a 6-5 lead into the sixth inning, but the bullpen couldn't hold on, as the Astros went on to win 10-6 Saturday in Houston.
11mIn an AL West battle, A's ace Sonny Gray (13-7, 2.56 ERA) goes head-to-head with former teammate Scott Kazmir (7-10, 2.63 ERA) of the Astros.
11mBilly Burns is back in action for the A's, notching his first start since September 9. He'll take his spot in center and lead off for Oakland...
11mOakland's relief corps has struggled mightily through most of the season, but a recent turnaround has given the A's hope for the future...
11mDanny Valencia had himself a day, going deep twice and driving in three runs to propel the A's over the Astros in their series opener in Houston...
11mMarcus Semien, who hasn't hit in the last spot of Bob Melvin's order since Sept. 8, is back in the ninth spot on Friday...
11mA's left-handed pitching prospect Mike Nolan is in very serious condition after being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting early Friday morning.
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