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Houston Falls 7-2 Against Oakland - Game Recap

Houston dropped a 7-2 decision at Ring Central Coliseum on Sunday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jesus Luzardo.

Bettors who backed the Athletics were rewarded as -148 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.

Jesus Luzardo earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 5.2 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Matt Olson in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Cristian Javier worked 3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Yuli Gurriel in a losing cause.

Oakland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 7-6 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Burch Smith who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hits, 0 walks and fanned 4 batters to earn the save.

Oakland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Los Angeles. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs. San Francisco.