Verlander, Astros Shut Down A's

Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros

Justin Verlander allowed two hits and one unearned run while striking out 11 over six innings in the Astros' 4-2 win over the Athletics in Houston. Verlander earned his American League-leading 13th win. George Springer and Jose Altuve ripped two-run homers for Houston, which is 7-and-1 in its last eight games. Chris Bassitt suffered the loss, yielding four runs over six innings. Marcus Semien and Ramon Laureano scored the Oakland runs. The A's have lost three-of-four.

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