OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt believes the Oakland Athletics’ struggles against the Houston Astros are due in part to the perception that the 2017 World Series championship are unbeatable.
He helped pierce that aura of invincibility on Saturday.
Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and Mark Canha had two hits and three RBIs to back Bassitt’s six solid innings in the Athletics’ 8-4 victory over the Astros.
Matt Olson and Josh Phegley each had two hits for Oakland, which finished with 13 hits — just two for extra bases. The A’s have won four straight games and 11 of their last 16. They have gained four games in four days on the Astros,