A's break tie in 9th, within 1 1/2 of Astros in West

A's break tie in 9th, within 1 1/2 of Astros in West
After learning that they lost their second starter in three days -- one of them, Sean Manaea, likely out for the season, and the other, Brett Anderson, prepping for tests on his forearm -- the resilient A's pressed on and picked up a critical 4-3 win in Houston to move within 1 1/2 games of the first-place Astros.