Javier goes 6 strong, Bregman homers as Astros down A’s 6-3

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Houston Astros' Chas McCormick, left, and Christian Vazquez, right, celebrate as they both scored on an RBI-double by Jose Altuve during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)


HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier threw six shutout innings, Alex Bregman hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros swept the Oakland Athletics with a 6-3 win. Bregman’s 16th homer against Cole Irvin was his second straight day with a two-run shot in the first.

Javier also hit an RBI double in the seventh.

Jose Altuve doubled home two runs in the second as the AL West leaders built a big early lead in their fourth consecutive victory. Javier allowed one single and walked three in his first win since July 1.