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Game Thread 2. April 2, 2021, 9:07 CDT. Astros @ A’s.

The Astros won their record-tying ninth straight Opening Season game 8-1 last night behind excellent pitching by Zack Greinke and homers by Alex Bregman and Michael Brantley, one of his three hits for the night.

Tonight the Astros send Cristian Javier to the mound, one of the pleasant surprises of 2020. He only pitched three innings in Spring Training, so his longevity and effectiveness remain to be seen.

In response, the A’s bring their own youngster, 23-year-old Peruvian Jesus Luzardo, who pitched to a 3-2 record in 2020 and a 4.12 ERA.


MLB has decided to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta this year because of Georgia’s new voting law.