HOUSTON (AP/KPIX 5) — Khris Davis clubbed his tenth residence run to again a strong begin by Andrew Triggs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Saturday night time to snap a 5-recreation skid.
Oakland ended a ten-recreation dropping streak towards the Astros, which was the longest in franchise historical past towards Houston.
Jed Lowrie put Oakland up 1-zero within the fourth with a homer to proper area off Joe Musgrove (1-2), and Davis gave the Athletics an insurance coverage run when he related towards Will Harris with two outs within the eighth.
Triggs (four-1) gave up 5 hits whereas setting profession highs with seven innings and 9 strikeouts. Jose Altuve hit a solo homer off Sean Doolittle with two outs within the eighth, however Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.
Davis, who’s tied with Aaron Decide for the American League residence run lead, has three homers on this collection after hitting two and driving in 4 runs within the opener Friday night time.
Musgrove allowed 5 hits and a run with six strikeouts in a season-excessive 6 1/three innings.
Musgrove retired his first 10 batters earlier than Lowrie launched his second house run this season into the seats in proper subject with one out within the fourth inning to make it 1-zero.
There have been runners at first and second with two outs within the fifth when Lowrie singled. Chad Pinder was thrown out at residence on the play to maintain the Athletics from including to their lead.
Stephen Vogt singled off Tony Sipp to start out the seventh inning for his first hit this season towards a left-hander after beginning the season zero for 10.
Josh Reddick and Altuve hit consecutive singles with one out within the first for Houston, however Triggs escaped the jam by putting out the subsequent two batters to finish the inning.
Houston had runners at first and third with two outs within the fourth earlier than Triggs fanned Alex Bregman to go away the Astros emptyhanded. That was the primary of 10 straight retired by Triggs earlier than he was changed by Ryan Uninteresting to start out the eighth inning.
Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea was feeling higher Saturday, giving supervisor Bob Melvin hope that he gained’t need to go on the disabled listing. Manaea left his begin Wednesday with shoulder tightness and is more likely to miss no less than one begin. … RHP Sonny Grey, who opened the season on the disabled listing with a strained proper shoulder, will return to start out on Tuesday at Minnesota. … Melvin stated that OF Rajai Davis (strained left hamstring) is getting higher and also needs to return for the Minnesota collection subsequent…