Verlander 200th W, Astros 5 HRs, top A’s 9-4 to avoid sweep

By RICK EYMER OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Justin Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Houston Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to avoid a sweep and retake sole possession of the AL West lead. The surging A’s had won the first two games […]

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