11:09 PM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014
CSN Houston 7 hours ago
Castro gets the day off

Castro gets the day off

Jason Castro gets Saturday off to rest up when the Astros play the second game in their series against the Athletics.
Sacramento Bee 3 hours ago

A's score 3 in 9th, rally past Astros 4-3

Josh Reddick hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday. Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir winds up in the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston...
Athletics Nation 3 hours ago

Post-Game #17: A's walk-off, 14 hits beat Astros 4-3

The A's won on three ninth-inning runs, with Reddick swatting the game-winning hit. It appeared that the Athletics would end up leaving far too many men on the bases, but ninth inning heroics from Jed Lowrie, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes, Alberto Callaspo, and Josh...
Houston Chronicle 57 mins ago

Astros report: Oberholtzer continues to keep the Astros in games

OAKLAND, Calif. — Astros lefty Brett Oberholtzer has a 3.04 ERA in four starts and he hasn’t allowed more than three runs in any outing. His last two tries, against the Rangers and A’s, he’s allowed just one run. Go figure, then, that he personally is 0-3 while the team is 0-4 on days he […]
Rotoworld 3 hours ago

Brett Oberholtzer pitches well in no-decision - Brett Oberholtzer (S) Houston Astros

Brett Oberholtzer held the A's to one run in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision.
CSN Houston 2 hours ago
Qualls frustrated after blowing save

Qualls frustrated after blowing save

Chad Qualls hadn't pitched in over a week. His first appearance since April 11 turned out to be a blown save.
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago

Qualls, Astros let lead slip away in 9th, A's win

Chad Qualls stared into his locker, going over how things got away from him. Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Scott Kazmir in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Oakland,...
San Jose Mercury News 8 hours ago

Astros manager Bo Porter quiet about A's Jed Lowrie's controversial bunt

Oakland A’s Jed Lowrie says he doesn’t understand Porter’s angry reaction to his bunt Friday with 7-0 lead

A’s 11, Astros 3

The A’s locked up reliever Sean Doolittle with a contract extension Friday afternoon, just hours before prized prospect Sonny Gray showed once again that he also has the makings of a franchise cornerstone. Gray kept the Astros in check for… Continue Reading →

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Sacramento Bee 21 hours ago
A's come out swinging to beat Astros 11-3

A's come out swinging to beat Astros 11-3

Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics went deep four times to back Sonny Gray's strong pitching Friday night in an 11-3 rout of the Houston Astros. Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar is congratulated after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Villar scored on a single by Dexter Fowler. Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes swings for a two-run single off Houston Astros' Jarred Cosart in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland...
CSN Houston 21 hours ago

Astros Fall to the A's 11-3

Before the Astros could get two outs, the Athletics had scored seven runs. That was too much to overcome as the Astros lost the series opener to the A's 11-3.

Kazmir considered Astros before signing with A’s in offseason

OAKLAND, Calif. — In an alternate universe, there’s a different Scott leading the Astros rotation. Just days before the Astros signed veteran starting pitcher Scott Feldman this winter, left-hander Scott Kazmir signed with the A’s. A Cypress Falls product who in 2002 broke Josh Beckett’s state high school strikeout record, Kazmir said Friday he seriously […]
CSN Houston Apr 18, 2014

Springer batting cleanup against Oakland

George Springer is batting in the cleanup spot for the Astros as they open their series against the Athletics.

Andy Simunic, a utility player who pitched once, is back from Tommy John surgery at OKC

OAKLAND — Doing everything to help your team can sometimes hurt you. Andy Simunic, 28, was added to Class AAA Oklahoma City’s roster this week. An Astros’ 17th-round draft choice in 2008, Simunic isn’t a top prospect. He’s a utility man and lifetime .276 hitter in the minors who’s played every position except catcher. That […]
CSN Houston Apr 18, 2014

Astros face tough task in Oakland

The Astros will try to get their offense going this weekend against the A's, the team with the American League's lowest ERA.
CSN Houston Apr 18, 2014

(VIDEO) Porter thinks hard before answering

Bo Porter takes 17 seconds to measure his response to a question about Matt Dominguez's baserunning blunder.
Sacramento Bee Apr 18, 2014

Houston Astros (5-11) at Oakland Athletics (10-5), 10:05 p.m. (ET)

Sonny Gray tries to continue his impressive start to the season on Friday when the Oakland Athletics start a three-game series against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum.
CSN Houston Apr 18, 2014

Eventful second day for Springer in MLB

Astros rookie George Springer had an eventful second day in the big leagues.
CSN Houston Apr 18, 2014

Bass gives bullpen some relief

Without a doubt, Anthony Bass was the bright spot for the Astros on Thursday night.

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