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Houston
vs
Oakland
Today's Featured Sports Pick

Game Date:
08/16/2019
10:07pm EST

Lines:
Houston -1.5
Oakland +1.5

Total:
Over 9 (-110)
Under 9 (-110)

Community Picks: Houston 46% vs Oakland 54%

Houston and Oakland Thread

Team Tweets & News Articles
Houston
Matt Chapman capped a home run derby with his second of the game leading off the eighth inning Thursday night, sending the host Oakland Athletics to a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros in the opener of a four-game series featuring the top two teams in the American League West. Matt Olson also had a two-homer game, and Corban Joseph added a fifth for the A's, who moved within 8 1/2 games of the first-place Astros with just the third win in their 12 head-to-head games this season. The Astros matched the A's in homers with five, with Carlos Correa and Michael Brantley belting a pair apiece, while Alex Bregman had one. Continue to Article
August 16, 2019 1:39:am EST
Houston
Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to lead theAthletics past the Houston Astros in a 7-6 home run derby of sorts Thursday night. Four players hit two home runs: Chapman and teammate Matt Olson along with Houston's Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa. Continue to Article
August 16, 2019 1:21:am EST
Oakland
Matt Chapman capped a home run derby with his second of the game leading off the eighth inning Thursday night, sending the host Oakland Athletics to a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros in the opener of a four-game series pitting the top two teams in the American League West. Matt Olson also had a two-homer game and Corban Joseph added a fifth for the A's, who moved within 8 1/2 games of the first-place Astros with just the third win in their 12 head-to-head games this season. The Astros matched the A's in homers with five, with Carlos Correa and Michael Brantley belting a pair apiece, while Alex Bregman had one. Continue to Article
August 16, 2019 1:10:am EST
Oakland
With their battle for an American League playoff spot in full force despite a short-handed rotation for much of this season, the Oakland A's agreed on a minor league contract with veteran right-hander Matt Harvey. The A's have three prominent starting pitchers -- Marco Estrada, Daniel Gossett and Sean Manaea -- on the injured list, with Frankie Montas in the midst of an 80-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Harvey, 30, has been a victim of injury himself this season, having missed seven weeks because of an upper back strain before the Los Angeles Angels designated him for assignment on July 19 shortly after his return. Continue to Article
August 15, 2019 10:18:am EST
Houston
He projects to pitch like a typical mid-tier guy even though he's priced like a scrub. There's room for a modest profit even if he's unlikely to post a big performance. Rhys Hoskins – 1B – Philadelphia Phillies (vs Yu Darvish) Although this isn't an ideal matchup, Hoskins has several factors in his favor. Continue to Article
August 15, 2019 9:44:am EST
 
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