Oakland Athletics (38-26) vs Houston Astros (32-31)
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at 4:37 pm
Take the Astros. The sleeping bats of the Astros seem to be waking up and that is bad news for an A's team that struggles to score runs. The A's are going to rely on Sean Manaea. While he's been solid for the A's I think the Astros are starting to really hit and they should be able to get to Manaea as he is not overpowering on the mound. The Astros are sending Framber Valdez to the mound. Valdez has been good this season and was excellent in his only outing against Oakland this season. Valdez pitched 7 innings allowing just 1 earned run. I think the Astros underachieved this season with all the distractions and seem to be coming together at the right time. They take Game 2 as well in this one.