Dana Lane's Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros 'TOP WHALE' Winner
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Houston Astros (33-31) vs Oakland Athletics (38-27)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 3:35 pm
Urquidy has two career starts against the A's, going 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA. He pitched against them on Sept. 10, giving up two runs on two hits over six innings, but the A's pulled out a 3-1 victory.
Oakland manager Bob Melvin delivered a bit of a surprise when he announced that left-hander Jesus Luzardo would get the start over right-hander Frankie Montas in the win-or-go-home contest.
Luzardo has just 18 career major league outings in two seasons, with all nine of his regular-season starts coming this year. He started Game 1 of the wild-card series against the White Sox last week, giving up three runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings. It was the only game the A's lost in the best-of-three series.