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Altuve homers to back Fister in Astros' 2-1 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jose Altuve homered leading off a game for the fourth time this season - one of just two hits by Houston - and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday to avoid a series sweep.

Doug Fister (2-3) gave up one run over 6 2/3 innings to end his three-game losing streak. Fister walked one, struck out five and pitched out of a pair of early jams to win in his first start at the Coliseum in nearly two years.

Altuve hit his seventh home run of the season on a 1-1 pitch from starter Rich Hill after going hitless in the first two games of this series between AL West rivals.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.301
HR: J. Altuve7
RBI: C. Rasmus20
SB: J. Altuve9
W: M. Fiers2
ERA: D. Fister4.60
Saves: L. Gregerson5
K: D. Keuchel30
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Texas 1511.577-
Seattle 1411.5600.5
Oakland 1314.4812.5
LA Angels 1214.4623
Houston 818.3087
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .227 (29)
Runs: 94 (21)
Hits: 193 (24)
Home Runs: 32 (6)
Stolen Bases: 19 (5)
OBP: .312 (19)
SLG: .405 (12)
Total Bases: 345 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.85 (25)
Runs Allowed: 130 (26)
Saves: 5 (22)
Strikeouts: 193 (22)
OpBA: .281 (29)
OBP: .333 (21)
SLG: .467 (28)
Run Support: 3.74 (22)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/25 M. Feliz Called Up from Minors
4/24 J. Marisnick Sent to Minors
4/23 L. McCullers Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/12 E. Gattis Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/12 E. Gattis Removed From 15-Day DL (Recovery from sports hernia surgery)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/29 M. Stassi Left wrist surgery - out 4-6 weeks (on 15-day DL)
3/25 E. Gattis off 15-day DL
3/25 L. McCullers Sore right shoulder (on 15-day DL)
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