A’s Advance Past Astros

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On Friday the Oakland Athletics played spoiler away at Minute Maid Park. The young, and last place A’s beat the Astros 5-1 behind a 3-RBI game by Skye Bolt.

Oakland trailed in the game by 1-run going into the 6th inning, but had a 3-run 6th to pull away from the 1st place AL West club. Veteran, Elvis Andrus contributed 3-RBI as well in the victory. Jose Urquidy recorded the loss for Houston, taking his record to 8-4 overall.

The second game of the series will begin on Saturday at 4:07pm Eastern Time. Houston will look to bounce back behind possible Cy Young winner, Justin Verlander in Game 2 of the series.