5 Lessons from Series Sweep of Houston Astros

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5 Lessons from Series Sweep of Houston Astros
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The Oakland Athletics finished off the Houston Astros in Wednesday’s matinee, completing a three-game sweep with a 7-5 victory. The A’s scored six runs in the first inning and held on the rest of the way. Oakland has now won six straight games against the American League West newbies, including this week’s home sweep, where the A’s outscored the Astros by a combined 22-10 score.

Oakland beat up its weakling divisional rivals again, elevating the A’s to a league-best 12-4 record. The three-game pummeling didn’t prove to be too much of a surprise. After all, Oakland is really good, and Houston is pretty darn bad. To take all three games was not a shock.

Still, by meeting almost everybody’s expectations by sweeping the Astros, the Athletics provided a few take-away lessons. Here are five things we learned from the A’s series against Houston.

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