The Houston Astros have been on the wrong end of just about everything this season, especially in tight games. The Astros were 1-4 in one-run games coming into Sunday. The Astros notched their second one-run win in today's game, defeating the Oakland Athletics 2-1.
Doug Fister did exactly what the Astros need in his fifth start this season, he kept the game close. He actually wasn't even better than that, holding the A's scoreless through six innings. The A's threatened in the second and third inning with runners in scoring position but Fister was able to survive.
The Astros side the offense continued to struggle of course minus Jose Altuve who hit his fourth lead-off home run of the season.
The bottom of the lineup contributed to scoring in the third inning. Jason Castro singled and was followed by an Altuve Single. A force out put runners on the corners (following a reviewed call), allowing Colby Rasmus to drive in what turned out to be the winning run with a sacrifice fly.
The Astros went down in order over the last five innings, minus a Marwin Gonzalez walk in the ninth inning.
Luke Gregerson had a 1-2-3 inning to pick up his fifth save of the season.