After stumbling against Angels, Athletics host wounded Astros

first_imgOAKLAND — It’s not even June, but the Athletics know from experience about losing touch with the Houston Astros.Even in last year’s out-of-nowhere 97-win regular season, the Astros were the one Everest the Athletics couldn’t climb, with Houston eventually capturing their second straight American League West title with 103 wins.The Athletics (29-27) open a three-game weekend series at the Coliseum Friday night against Houston (37-20) in second place, 7 1/2 games out of first place. If that …last_img