A pair of throwing errors and a passed ball led to three A's runs as they nipped the Astros, 3-2, in Houston. Marcus Semien's infield single turned into two runs scored in the first inning thanks to a pair of throwing errors. Jed Lowrie scored the deciding run in the sixth on a passed ball for Oakland. Jharel Cotton pitched into the seventh inning to pick up the win. The A's snapped a three-game skid. Marwin Gonzalez homered in defeat for the Astros. Brad Peacock took the loss, falling to 10-and-2. Houston leads the AL West at 76-and-48.