HOUSTON — Coming into the series at Minute Maid Park, the question was: Could red-hot Oakland keep up the pace against AL West foes? The A’s had done most of their recent damage against the other two AL divisions and NL teams.
Facing the defending-champion Astros in their home yard was no problem, it turned out.
Oakland took three of four from Houston, Thursday’s win being another late comeback victory, this time 6-4. Were it not for a fluke play in the 11th inning Tuesday, the A’s might have swept the series.
“This is a venue where the world champions are and they’ve had a pretty good time with us over the past few years,” manager Bob Melvin said.