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W:J.Lyles(5-6) L:B.Colon(14-5) S:C.Lo (1)
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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Tuesday, August 13th (All times Eastern)

Houston Astros (37-81) at Oakland Athletics (67-50), 10:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Houston - Jordan Lyles (4-6, 5.40) Oakland - Bartolo Colon (14-4, 2.75)

(Sports Network) - The Houston Astros had no answer for Texas' Yu Darvish on Monday. The Astros may not have any better luck on Tuesday when they start a three-game series against Bartolo Colon and the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.

Houston was no-hit for 7 1/3 innings in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers and managed just one hit and struck out 16 times in the loss. Carlos Corporan broke up Darvish's bid at history when he launched a home run to right field with one out in the eighth inning, but the Astros lost for the sixth straight game.

Now Houston faces a team in Oakland that has beaten it 11 times in 12 chances this season and is 16-2 all-time against it. Not to mention they go up against burly right-hander Colon, who is 14-4 with a 2.75 ERA.

Colon, though, is coming off his worst start of the season his last time out on Wednesday in Cincinnati. He couldn't get out of the third inning in that one, as he allowed five runs on seven hits with three walks in just 2 2/3 frames to take the loss.

"He didn't look like he had his best stuff (against the Reds)," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "His velocity was down. He did have a little bit of a stomach ailment in the bullpen when he was warming up. He's had it before, so it was just a combination of things today.

"He's also able to pitch without his best stuff at times. (Wednesday) is the first time we have not seen him do that."

Colon has beaten the Astros three times this season and held them scoreless in seven innings the last time he faced them. He is 6-2 lifetime against Houston with a 3.02 ERA in nine starts.

Oakland took three of four from the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, but still finds itself one game back of the Rangers in the American League West. The A's, of course, held a six-game advantage in the division as late as July 29.

"Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for us," Oakland first baseman Brandon Moss told the team's website.

Heading to the hill for the Astros in Tuesday's opener will be righty Jordan Lyles, who was awful his last time out. Lyles lost his fifth straight decision last Tuesday in Boston, as the Red Sox hammered him for eight runs and nine hits in just 4 2/3 innings to drop him to 4-6 on the year to go along with a 5.40 ERA.

He's given up at least three earned runs in each of his starts since July 4, and four or more in four of the five. He has also allowed nine or more hits in each of his last three starts. That's tied for the second-longest run in franchise history, and it makes him the first Houston hurler to be that hittable since Wandy Rodriguez gave up that many hits between May 28-June 8, 2012.

"My bad outings have been bad, real bad," Lyles said. "Offense came out (Tuesday) and put up some big numbers. I let it go, made the bullpen throw a lot of innings. It was a tough game to watch."

08/13 10:42:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st OT
CHA 91
CHI 83
 
13th
DUR 5
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
9th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
7th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 6
 
5th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
4th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
5th
HOU 2
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st OT
CHA 91
CHI 83
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
3rd
MIL 72
ATL 73
 
3rd
CLE 72
BRK 57
 
3rd
MEM 59
DAL 57
 
3rd
OKC 59
DET 60
 
3rd
NOP 64
HOU 60
 
3rd
SAN 73
LAL 80
 
3rd
MIA 55
PHI 55
 
3rd
NYK 58
TOR 59
 
3rd
MIN 59
UTA 69
 
3rd
BOS 70
WAS 76
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 4
MON 4
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
13th
DUR 5
NOR 6