Fast start? Check. A’s put Astros sweep in reach with help of Montas, Semien

Semien manufactured the A’s second run Saturday as he singled to open the sixth, stole second base, advanced to third on a wild throw and scored on Matt Chapman’s groundout. It was enough support for right-hander Frankie Montas, who fired seven scoreless innings. Houston’s Yuli Gurriel doubled in the second inning and singled in the […]

A’s Top Astros, Win 9th Straight Following Bench-Clearing Brawl in 7th

A’s: RHP Jordan Weems, on the injured list with a lat strain, will throw to hitters soon at the club’s San Jose alternate site. “I know everything’s progressing well,” manager Bob Melvin said. … LHP A.J. Puk (strained throwing shoulder) is playing catch out to about 90 feet but Melvin said, “It’s going to be […]

Astros fight with A’s, drop 5th game in a row

Athletics: RHP Jordan Weems, on the injured list with a lat strain, will throw to hitters soon at the club’s San Jose alternate site. “I know everything’s progressing well,” manager Bob Melvin said. … LHP A.J. Puk (strained throwing shoulder) is playing catch out to about 90 feet but Melvin said, “It’s going to be […]