Following their first loss of the season to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, the A’s took the field looking to get back to their winning ways for an early get-away day game on Wednesday. A 4-3 victory on the strength of a pair of homers and solid pitching was good enough to put the A’s back in the win-column and finish the road trip 3-3.
AJ Griffin, making his third start of the season against the Astros, was looking to improve to 9-7 on the season with a win, while the Astros countered with Bud Norris, who was looking to improve his record to 7-9, rather than the eventual outcome, allowing his loss total to reach double digits at 6-10.
Possibly affected by constant trade speculation recently, Norris had struggled in his past two starts, having gone 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA and allowing 17 hits in 10 2/3 innings. Although he was better on Wednesday against the A’s, he still left the game on the hook for the loss with his club trailing 4-3.
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