Once they got behind closed doors in the clubhouse, the Houston Astros showered Justin Verlander with champagne. Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday...
by: GRANT COHNpressdemocrat.COM — Press Democrat 20 Aug
Houston regained the lead in the AL West, but the A’s made their presence felt in this showdown weekend.
by: Ben Ross — NBC Sports Bay Area 20 Aug
The Astros took back sole possession of first place in the AL West, after they out-slugged the A's on Sunday.
by: Susan Slusser — SF Gate 20 Aug
Outfielder Ramón Laureano enjoyed a unique vantage point on the A's three-game series against Houston. The A's rookie, who played a key role in Friday's win, was in the Astros' organization this time last year. Laureano had a rough season at Double-A...
by: Associated Press August 19, 2018 — Sports Illustrated 20 Aug
The Astros' ace joins some elite company while Houston breaks a first-place tie with the A's.
by: N/A — MLB: Athletics 19 Aug
OAKLAND -- Such a treat this was, October baseball in August, and the A's and Astros didn't disappoint. After the A's emerged victorious in the first two games to call this scintillating series theirs and pull into a first-place tie with the defending...
by: AP — Fox Sports 19 Aug
Verlander 200th W, Astros 5 HRs, top A's 9-4 to avoid sweep
by: Curtis Pashelka — East Bay Times 19 Aug
An A’s pitching staff that had been largely rock solid for the last two months takes it on the chin before a crowd of 29,143 at the Coliseum
by: Curtis Pashelka — Mercury News 19 Aug
Matt Joyce, on the disabled list since July 5 with a lower back strain, will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Nashville with the goal of getting him back in Oakland in September
by: N/A — MLB: Athletics 20 Aug
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by: Michael Bradburn — The Score 19 Aug
On Friday night, the Houston Astros lost a heartbreaking contest against the division-rival Oakland Athletics, and with Josh Reddick upset about an overturned call at the plate, the outfielder found himself in some controversy regarding his former team."P
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