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Donaldson leads A's past Astros

 
Donaldson leads A's past Astros
Posted April 25th, 2014 @ 8:04am by (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Oakland Athletics cruise to a 10-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

It was the first career multihomer game for Donaldson, who connected in the first inning and pushed the lead to 10-1 with a second shot in the seventh. Alberto Callaspo added a two-run homer in the third and Jed Lowrie had three hits for the A's, who improved to 24-5 against Houston, which joined the American League before the start of last season.

Scott Kazmir is off to a 3-0 start for the first time in his career after allowing five hits and a run with seven strikeouts in six innings. He lowered his ERA to 1.62.

The Athletics jumped on Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer (0-4) early and tagged him for a career-high six runs on and eight hits, which tied a career-high, in just 3 2-3 innings.

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