McCullers solid, Astros beat A’s 4-2 in 1st game of DH

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HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. threw six strong innings, Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Josh Reddick also connected for the Astros, who won for the third time in four games. Tucker and Jack Mayfield each had two hits. The doubleheader was scheduled after the Athletics and Astros decided not to play Friday night in order to raise awareness of racial inequality in the wake of the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin.