Bolt HR, 3 RBIs lead Irvin, Athletics over Astros 5-1

Royals beat slumping Astros 6-5

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

HOUSTON (AP) — Skye Bolt homered with a career-high three RBIs, Cole Irvin pitched six sharp innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 5-1. Elvis Andrus hit a two-run single as the A’s rallied in the seventh. Bolt, who came off the 60-day injured list June 30, had a career-best three hits and his three RBIs were just one shy of his total from last season.

The Astros finished with just four hits.

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Outfielders Yordan Alvarez and Michael Brantley are on the injured list and star second baseman Jose Altuve was out after being hit by a pitch in the knee Thursday. Manager Dusty Baker gave first baseman Yuli Gurriel and catcher Martín Maldonado the day off after the team got home early in the morning from a West Coast trip.