For the second time in three games, the A's knocked out Houston's starting pitcher in the 1st inning after scoring 6 runs. This could be a very long game. I would call for a Rally Thread, but that would just seem mean. Let's go in a different direction, and just hope to continue this good juju. It's 6-1 Oakland, and Xavier Cedeno is pitching for the Astros entering the bottom of the 3rd.