Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Seth Smith's three-run homer punctuated a
seven-run third inning, as Oakland dumped Houston, 7-2, in the finale of a
Brandon Moss finished with three hits and drove in two for the Athletics, who
took the final three in the set and have won eight of 10 overall. Yoenis
Cespedes and Daric Barton added an RBI each in the triumph.
Bartolo Colon (15-6) scattered five hits and one run, fanning seven with only
one walk over six innings.
Jose Altuve and Brandon Barnes knocked in a run apiece for the Astros, who
stumbled to their 10th loss in 13 and are quickly approaching their third
straight 100-loss campaign.
Pressed into service after scheduled starter Paul Clemens was scratched with a
blister, Lucas Harrell (6-16) was torched for seven hits and seven runs over
three full frames.
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