Zack Greinke got the start in game one, and he struggled a bit. After two scoreless innings to start the game, Greinke allowed a Davis solo HR and a Laureano RBI single in the 3rd inning that put the A’s up 2-0.
The offense started out sluggish but Michael Brantley finally got them on the board with a 2 run HR in the 5th inning to tie it at 2.
Michael Brantley 3-3, with two doubles and this two-run homer. pic.twitter.com/02OViaHCq8— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 8, 2020
The game didn’t stayed tied for long as the A’s got two more runs off Greinke in the 6th on a Grossman RBI single and a Khris Davis RBI double to take a 4-2 lead.
Greinke finished allowing 4 runs over 6 innings of work with 6 strikeouts.
The Astros put a runner on the in the 7th, but were unable to score anything as the dropped game one of the doubleheader, 4-2.