Semien delivers again vs Astros; A’s win 8th in row

Royals beat slumping Astros 6-5


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien homered in the first after hitting a walkoff single to end a 13-inning win a night earlier and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 3-1 for their eighth straight victory. Frankie Montas pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits without walking a batter. The three-time reigning AL West champion Astros lost their fourth straight game.