Day baseball games seem like the perfect time to sit on the couch and doze off. Dallas Keuchel did his part on Wednesday to help Astros fans rest easy. The beard was in complete control over the A's. Keuchel is in a current stretch of 16 innings without giving up an earned run to Oakland.
The A's broke through for one run in the 6th, after Keuchel gave up back-to-back singles. Mark Canha hit a sharp grounder to the right off first baseman Chris Carter. Carter attempted to backhand the ball, but instead the ball skipped away from the first baseman - allowing Billy Butler to Score.
Before that inning, Keuchel worked around jams in the first and fourth innings . He struck out 4 and walking two in the game.
Evan Gattis put the game out of reach in the sixth with a monster blast to left field, with George Springer on. The Astro lead 3-1.
The Astros tacked on three runs in the eight. Luis Valbuena, George Springer, and Gattis reached base to start the inning. Colby Rasmus drove home a run with a sac fly. Chris Carter slapped a single to center, driving home another two runs.
The Astros 27-14 record is the best in franchise history through 41 games. The Astros head to Detroit for four games over the weekend.