Valdez shines again as Houston Astros holds Oakland Athletics with just two hits And…

With just two singles allowed by Oakland Athletics in a 3-0 victory, Houston Astros reliever Valdez records eight strikeouts in seven innings.

In just seven innings, Framber Valdez gave up just two hits and struck out eight batters, making for an outstanding performance. The Houston Astros defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday, their fourth straight win—the most of the season—thanks to a solid pitching performance from him and Seth Martinez.

With a record of now 3-1, Valdez gave up both hits and walked two batters. He clarified that his primary concentration was throwing
Joe Espada, manager of the Astros, complimented Valdez’s performance and underlined the significance of his pitching late into the game, particularly considering the fact that the team had made extensive use of their bullpen in the previous game.

precise pitches and managing the runners in the bases. Over the previous five games, Valdez has routinely kept opponents to

Seth Martinez earned his first save of the year as he ended the game. J.D. Davis’ soft infield single and Shea Langeliers’ single were the only hits the Athletics managed against Valdez as they failed to generate good contact. The A’s have now lost four games in a row.

Mark Kotsay, manager of Oakland, praised Valdez’s performance and said it was similar to his previous successful performances.

Kotsay remarked, “He gave his best performance of the night.” “His curveball, slider, and changeup. His sinker was working well against our right-handed batters. It’s difficult when he hits his stride. A lot of ground balls were struck by us.

In the ninth inning, Tyler Soderstrom’s walk and Alex Bregman’s error put runners on first and second base for the Athletics. But Langeliers ended the game by hitting into a double play.

At the beginning of the first inning, Jose Altuve singled, moved to third base on a double by Kyle Tucker, and scored when Zack Gelof threw a throw that fell to second base instead of to Tucker. Two batters later, on Alex Bregman’s sacrifice fly, Tucker crossed home plate.

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