Posts Tagged By MICHAEL WAGAMAN

A’s swept by Astros after Gattis leads rally in 9th

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, yells at home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott after being ejected in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics will finally get a day off — their first in more than a week and just the second of the season. With a tired bullpen and a four-game losing streak, Oakland welcomes the break.

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Astros edge A’s in 11th, 5-4

Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie, right, throws over Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha (20) to complete a double play during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, April 24, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Ben Zobrist was out at first base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Grossman singled in two runs in the 11th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night to match their best start in eight years.

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