OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) â?? There wasn’t much hand-wringing in Houston’s clubhouse after the Astros were swept in a four-game series by the Oakland Athletics.
Dallas Keuchel deemed it typical September baseball. Manager A.J. Hinch credited Oakland’s young ballclub for getting hot at the right time.
No reason to panic, say the AL West leaders. At least not yet.
Keuchel walked in two runs and hit a batter to force in another during a shaky sixth inning, and Oakland completed a sweep of Houston with a 10-2 victory Sunday.
“We got beat,” Hinch said. “They did a lot of things right.