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SEP 06, 2013 - Houston Chronicle

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Astros hold off late-charging A’s for series-opening victory

By Eric Gilmore OAKLAND, Calif. — It took him three tries, but Astros rookie right-hander Brad Peacock finally beat the Oakland Athletics, the team that traded him to Houston this year. Peacock (4-5) gave up just two runs on five hits over seven innings, matching his career high and lifting the Astros to a 3-2 victory. He walked one and struck out nine, one shy of his career high. For most of the night, Peacock baffled A’s hitters with his combination of low-90s heat and sharp-breaking curves. The A’s acquired Peacock in December 2011 from the Washington Nationals as part ... Read More

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