OAKLAND, California -- Bartolo Colon pitched six crisp innings, Josh Reddick doubled in two runs during a six-run first and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday to complete another three-game sweep.
The Athletics swept a three-game series at Houston during the first week of the season.
Seth Smith had three hits and Jed Lowrie added two for the A's, who improved to an AL-best 12-4. Oakland outscored Houston 22-10 in the series.
The A's sent 11 batters to the plate and chased Astros starter Bud Norris in the first inning, then coasted to the victory behind Colon (2-0) and three relievers.
Jose Altuve had three hits and Carlos Pena homered for the second straight day for Houston.
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