The Astros are making up for the series opening loss to the Athletics, thumping the A's 8-1 in Oakland. Jose Altuve got the scoring started early with a home run off the first pitch of the game and Yuli Gurriel drove in four runs to back up starting pitcher Zack Greinke. Houston won for the seventh time in eight games. Greinke struck out eight and did not walk a batter as he allowed just one run on four hits in an eight-inning outing to claim back-to-back starts for the first time this season. The three-game series is split as the Astros and A's face off again today.
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