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Astros, A's face quick turnaround after marathon

Left-hander Framber Valdez hopes to avenge one of the Houston Astros' most embarrassing moments of the 2019 season when he starts the second game of his team's American League West showdown series with the host Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon.

The A's will counter with right-hander Frankie Montas as they go for an eighth straight win and second in two days over the Astros in the three-game series.

Valdez (0-1, 2.53 ERA) and Montas (1-1, 2.25) have some big shoes to fill after the performances of starters Zack Greinke and Chris Bassitt in the series opener, a game the A's won 3-2 in 13 innings.

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Leaders
AVG: R. Laureano.292
HR: M. Olson4
RBI: R. Laureano10
SB: R. Grossman2
W: B. Smith2
ERA: C. Bassitt1.08
Saves: L. Hendriks4
K: F. Montas17
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .208 (25)
Runs: 61 (13)
Hits: 94 (19)
Home Runs: 16 (16)
Stolen Bases: 7 (9)
OBP: .320 (11)
SLG: .354 (24)
Total Bases: 160 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.82 (3)
Runs Allowed: 45 (9)
Saves: 6 (4)
Strikeouts: 126 (7)
OpBA: .222 (13)
OBP: .276 (3)
SLG: .320 (2)
Run Support: 4.19 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/5 S. Brown Sent to Minors
8/5 J. Kaprielian Sent to Minors
8/4 J. Kaprielian Called Up from Minors
8/4 J. Weems Placed on 10-Day IL (Strained right latissimus dorsi)
7/29 D. Gossett Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/1 J. Weems Strained right latissimus dorsi (on 10-day IL)
7/20 A. Puk Left shoulder strain (on 10-day IL)
7/7 J. Luzardo COVID-19 protocol for positive test (day-to-day)
3/3 A. Puk Left shoulder strain (day-to-day)
2/29 S. Piscotty Intercostal strain (day-to-day)
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