Houston battered Oakland pitching for 11 runs on 12 hits — six of them home runs — in the first two innings as the Astros hammered the visiting Athletics 15-0 to set a franchise record for home wins on Monday night.
Robinson Chirinos went 3-for-4, crushed a pair of home runs and drove in a career-high-tying six runs to help the Astros match their club record with seven homers in a game.
Yordan Alvarez belted a pair of solo homers, and Alex Bregman clouted a three-run homer as Houston won for the fifth in a row and for the 17th time in the past 21 games. Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs, and Michael Brantley had a solo homer and two runs for Houston.
Zack Greinke (15-5) tossed six scoreless innings to beat the A’s for the second time since being acquired by the Astros at the trade deadline. Mike Fiers (14-4) allowed nine runs on nine hits in one-plus inning for Oakland, which mustered just three hits.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 0
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