The first two innings were clean, but the 3rd brought the return of LOL Astros. The A's scratched out a run on their own, and then Scott Feldman allowed a double-steal and a wild pitch for a second run, followed by another hit for a third. Samardzija has been sharp so far, but Chris Carter bounced a homer off the foul pole to make it 3-1. That settles an age-old debate: In a battle, a dragon will defeat a shark. Well played, Trogdor.
It's 3-1 heading to the bottom of the 4th.