November 22, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) - Dallas Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Wednesday.
Keuchel (10-7) pitched his fourth complete game of the season, tying Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the major league lead.
The Astros won the series from the AL West-leading Athletics.
Marc Krauss beat out Oakland's try for a double play in the first, and the Astros went on to match a season high for runs in an inning.
Keuchel (10-7) struck out five and walked three. Josh Donaldson hit his 23rd homer for Oakland's only run.
Jason Hammel (0-4) remained winless in four starts since the A's acquired him with pitcher Jeff Samardzija from the Cubs earlier this month. Hammel was 8-5 before the trade.