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Strong start by Montas leads Athletics over Astros 2-1

Jed Lowrie and Matt Olson each drove in a run each to back a strong start by Frankie Montas to give the Oakland Athletics a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros
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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

HOUSTON (AP) - Jed Lowrie and Matt Olson each drove in a run each to back a strong start by Frankie Montas and give the Oakland Athletics a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday. 

The victory snaps a three-game skid for Oakland and ends a six-game winning streak for the Astros, who lead the AL West. 

Montas (8-7) fanned 10 while allowing five hits and a run in a 6 2/3 innings for the win. Jake Diekman gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth for his seventh save.