Shortly after Josh Fields retired the Angels in order in the ninth inning on Friday to preserve the Astros’ 9-7 win at Minute Maid Park, Houston manager Bo Porter announced that Fields had earned
The Astros jumped out to a three-run lead early, then held on at the end to beat the A’s 3-2 in the first game of a four-game series in Oakland.
It wasn’t that long ago when the Astros bullpen was seen as a liability. There’s a different cast with a lot of recent additions mixing in with a few holdovers.
The Astros have the fewest wins in baseball and the Red Sox the best record in the American League.