Framber Valdez tossed his first career complete game as the Astros beat the Athletics 5-1 in Oakland. The left-hander allowed two hits, one run and struck out seven as he moved to 5-and-2 on the mound. Yordan Alvarez homered twice and Jose Altuve also went deep in the victory. Houston has won two straight to improve to 31-and-18. Paul Blackburn was tagged with his first loss after giving up four runs over six-and-two-thirds innings. Ramon Laureano batted in the lone run for Oakland, which dropped to 20-and-31.