A's rip Astros, 10-1
HOUSTON--Scott Kazmir picked a good night to have an erratic beginning. He picked the first two-homer night of Josh Donaldson's career as the Oakland A's whipped the Astros 10-1. Given the chance to start after the A's lost three consecutive games to the Texas Rangers in Oakland, Kazmir was far from his usual crisp self, needing 25 pitches to get through the first inning and another 22 to make it through the second. Still, a bases-loaded walk to former A's slugger Chris Carter was the only run to score off Kazmir as the lefty sputtered successfully through the Astros lineup the first half of the game. Kazmir, now 3-0 to start the season for the first time in his career, settled in ...