A's unable to cash in on seven scoreless innings from Scott Kazmir
Kazmir was involved in quite the pitcher's duel with Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel. While Kazmir went seven scoreless innings, Keuchel threw nine scoreless innings. Kazmir allowed five hits and three walks, while striking out seven.
The veteran left-hander lowered his ERA from 1.33 to 0.99. His next scheduled start is for Thursday against the Angels.
Astros RP Chad Qualls closes out extra-inning win at Oakland
Gregerson blew his first save of the season in the 10th inning, allowing Oakland to tie the game at 2. Neshek then came on to open the bottom of the 11th inning, but he was gone after allowing two runs on three hits in two-thirds inning.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch brought on
Astros' Gregerson earns first win after suffering first blown save
The right-hander entered the game in the bottom of the 10th inning, with Houston ahead 2-0. Unfortunately, he could not hold the lead, as he allowed Oakland to tie the game on a two-out, two-RBI double by Josh Reddick.
He was charged with two runs on three hits and no walks, while striking out one in one inning of work. He suffered his first blown save Friday.
Gregerson (1-0) picked up the win as Houston won the game, 5-4, in the 11th inning. Friday was the first time all season Gregerson allowed a run. He had opened the season with seven scoreless innings.
Astros' Dallas Keuchel throws nine scoreless innings in no-decision
Keuchel allowed just two hits -- both singles in the third inning. He also walked two and struck out four.
The left-hander, who is 2-0, has now allowed zero runs in three of four starts. He has a 0.62 ERA.
Keuchel will be back on the mound Wednesday at San Diego.
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Indians' Nick Swisher totals three hits in first rehab game
Swisher is expected to stay with Columbus through the weekend before the Indians re-evaluated his status early next week.
Nationals' Rendon doubles as he begins rehab assignment Friday
Rendon is expected to play at least five days on a rehab assignment.
Angels closer Huston Street improves to 6 for 6 in save chances
Street opened the inning with two quick outs. However, he then walked the next two batters. Luckily, both runners were stranded as Elvis Andrus grounded out to end the game.
Street had one strikeout. He has not allowed a run in six innings this season.
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