Javier goes 6 strong, Bregman homers as Astros down A’s 6-3

Royals beat slumping Astros 6-5


HOUSTON (AP) — Cristian Javier threw six shutout innings, Alex Bregman hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros swept the Oakland Athletics with a 6-3 win. Bregman’s 16th homer against Cole Irvin was his second straight day with a two-run shot in the first.

Javier also hit an RBI double in the seventh.

Jose Altuve doubled home two runs in the second as the AL West leaders built a big early lead in their fourth consecutive victory. Javier allowed one single and walked three in his first win since July 1.