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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