OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sean Murphy homered and hit a two-run single to help Chris Bassitt snap a three-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 6-0 with both teams missing star players. Tony Kemp added an RBI double for the AL West-leading A’s (24-14) against his former club in the first of five games over four days between the division rivals. Ramón Laureano provided insurance with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly and Stephen Piscotty singled home a run in the eighth.
BY JILL PAINTER LOPEZ Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gerrit Cole capped a special season by checking off some milestones. Cole earned his career-high 20th win, added to his major league-leading strikeout total and […]
By JOE REEDY ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oakland outfielder Ramon Laureano says Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón made a crude remark about his mother that prompted a benches-clearing incident Sunday, and Athletics manager Bob […]
By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter, punctuating a dominant season with an overpowering performance to lead the Houston Astros past the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 on […]