A’s Sweep Astros For 2nd Time This Season

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Opportunity

CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched six crisp innings, Josh Reddick doubled in two runs during a six-run first and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday to complete another three-game sweep.

The Athletics swept a three-game series at Houston during the first week of the season.

Seth Smith had three hits and Jed Lowrie added two for the A’s, who improved to an AL-best 12-4. Oakland outscored Houston 22-10 in the series.

The A’s sent 11 batters to the plate and chased Astros starter Bud Norris in the first inning, then won behind Colon (2-0) and three relievers.

Jose Altuve had three hits and Carlos Pena homered for the second straight day for Houston. Pinch-hitter Rick Ankiel also homered for the Astros.

Colon beat Houston for the second time this season.

Chris Carter reached on an RBI grounder in the first, then was picked…

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