Stros sweep A’s

Athletics prepare for Red Sox series

The Houston Astros (71-62, 2nd AL West) took care of home field, sweeping the Oakland Athletics (57-76, 5th AL West) by a combined score of 13 -4.  Last night, the A’s took an early 3-1 lead into the 8th inning when both George Springer and Jose Altuve slammed triples to close the game out for the Astros 4-3 .

The A’s Ross Detwiler went seven innings giving up only three hits and one run in that time.

Athletics 2“Ross was dominant out there today,” Oakland reliever Liam Hendriks said. “He did a really good job of keeping them off balance, and he did a really good job of spotting up his fastball. It’s a shame that we weren’t able to pull this one off for him.”

The A’s have little time to contemplate their road trip as they begin a three game home stand tomorrow evening against the Boston Red Sox. Taking the mound for the A’s will be Andrew Trigg (1-1. 4.39 ERA) while the Sox will send out LHP David Price (13-8, 3.97 ERA) to start the game.

Tickets for the series as well as the Angels series following are still available.  Be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Oakland A’s!

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High hopes on the horizon for Athletics

The Oakland Athletics had a disappointing 2015 marred by injuries and a weak bullpen but management put in the work and made changes over the winter, trading with the Blue Jays in late November for the Australian Baseball Player of the Year, Liam Hendriks, in exchange for Jesse Chavez.  In the off season, the Athletics took to the pen and inked Ryan Madison and John Axford with Sean Doolittle anchoring the bullpen.

Other trades included reacquiring Jed Lowrie and trading for Yonder Alonso.  The health of Coco Crisp will also play a factor in the season.  Last year, Crisp played in only 44 games and management are hoping to get more out of him this season, especially since they are paying him $11 million this season.

Upcoming Spring Training games include outings against the Cubs, the Diamondbacks and the Giants.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to secure yours and cheer on your Oakland Athletics.