Published 7:19 p.m. ET August 18, 2019
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – After winning 200 years of achievement, Zack Greinke hopes that he is on his way to achieving more achievements with Houston Astros this season.
Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth Sunday competences, taking the first place Astros over the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid four game sweeping.
A homer was passed by Alex Bregman among his four hits back on Greinke, who won his third straight start since he entered Houston from Arizona Diamondbacks at the 31 July trading deadline to make the Astros the World Series.
"The talents are good. You look back at the end of the year and the team meets a lot and you hit a lot, you can't ask much more than that," Greinke said. "I wouldn't say there are enough children to suggest that this is the most important stat for them 1, but if you and the team are winning, the most important thing is. . "
Greinke (13-4) went nine times, nine on 25 playing fields to start the game before bringing up 21st man Marcus Semien – two days after Semien doubled his perfect game offer by Justin Verlander.
Greinke allowed four hits with three walks and six strikes to help the Astros stop losing a five-game strike. He was the 115th pitcher in the grand history of the league to reach 200 career awards, and the second in Houston rotation with Verlander.
"He can throw anything in any count. His range is nothing like 66 to 92 mph, which is incredible," said Brett Anderson, delegate A. "Famer Hall is in my book."
Yuli Gurriel placed a sixth double RBI for Houston, who had a two-man team, but put Oakland's four-game stripe. The Astros went back ahead of A's with 1 1/2 games in the AL West race.
Anderson (10-9) left in the sixth one caused by blister on his hand-dashed.
"I don't think it will be a problem for the next start," said manager Bob Melvin.
The left-left allowed four runs on seven goals in five innings, he won three and walked four in the loss of his second straight and fourth in five.
Oakland saw the end of a streak that won the home at six games, consistent with the club's high season. Another victory will exceed a winning record in the Choliseum for the third consecutive season.
Seán Pinder, the renowned field right, Jose Altuve spent on his home plate for the first time after Anderson had achieved a two-fold error.
Bregman died in fifth place, first and ninth, fourth and he walked 11 pitches in the seventh from Jake Diekman.
Roberto Osuna finished for the 27th saving.
AGAINST THE WEST WEST
Also, there was a winning five-game streak by the Animals against opponents of the section they snapped, the longest against the AL West, each season.
This is not that Melvin is busy as a scoreboard looking at this relatively early stage – neither the split race nor the wild card positions.
"I think that is personal. I don't see it right now," Melvin said. "We want to win as many games as we can. We know we are very similar to those people, so every game we can win will win us a little closer. We are still in August. not until a little later in September I start to focus on the type of place we are as far as the division and the wild card.
Astros: Placed in INF Aledmys Diaz on the injured list when he started wearing light and dizziness on the staff bus on Saturday. All tests arrived at a hospital back perfectly. The Astros were hopeful that he would come back to the club to fly home with the team. … RHP Cy Sneed recalled the presence of Diaz on the 25-man roster, leaving the Bay Area ever after being selected to Round Three-A Rock on Saturday. … RHP Brad Peacock (right shoulder) has been activated from the injured list. … While the Astros are enlisting TBAs on Thursday, they are always hopeful that Gerrit Cole will make his next start after being scratched last Tuesday with discomfort in his ugly.
Athletics: RF Stephen Piscotty sat out a day after he slipped his ankle into the second base to safely return to a pickoff attempt in the seventh. Melvin hopes that Piscotty will be ready to return on Tuesday after the day of the team. … Slumping Slugger Khris Davis, leader of 2018 running competitions in 2018 who is in the 0-for-13, held a day off. Melvin wanted to get some bats at Jurickson Profar at DH. … CF Ramon Laureano, on the injured list with a stressful reaction in her right, is closer to running again – but not every day yet. Everything he has done is a revival but he has run so far. … LHP Old Manaea was scheduled for Las Vegas Three-A, moving another step closer to returning the first time from shoulder surgery last September. It was to be worn up to about 100 pitches.
UP Next Next
Astros looks: LHP Wade Miley (11-4, 3.11 ERA) with his 6th decision just to win over 11 since he started losing the last June 17 at Cincinnati as Houston returns home to Detroit hosting.
Athletics: After the day, Homer Bailey, a 10-game winner, puts the league openings into the home against the New York Yankees Tuesday night. He won 6-1 with the Royals in New York on 18 April.
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