OAKLAND, Calif. — Yordan Álvarez hit a three-run homer and Houston kept thriving through all the boos, slugging its way to a third straight win in a 9-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.
Editor's note: Video above is from Astros opening night.
Houston has outscored Oakland 26-7 in three games against the defending AL West champion A’s, who were eliminated by the Astros in a four-game AL Division Series last fall.
Lance McCullers Jr. got the win for the Astros. The right-hander struck out seven and walked three in five innings, allowing two hits and one run.