Robbie Grossman isn't in his customary leadoff spot for the Astros' series opener against the Rangers. He's getting the day off to heal up his ankle.
For the third straight game, Chris Carter hit a home run. Now, the Astros slugger is one away from the major league lead.
For the most part, Brad Peacock had a solid start, giving up only one run in 5.1 innings. It's just that a 30-pitch first inning made it hard to last deeper into the ballgame.
Chad Qualls has given up 18 total earned runs on the season so far. 11 of them have been scored by the A's, including the three that won the game for Oakland on Wednesday.