A's Catch Braves for Most Wins

A's Catch Braves for Most Wins

Braves starter Mike Minor and A’s starter Bartolo Colon both allowed only one run Wednesday, but only the A’s won – catching the Braves with a major-league-best 12 wins. The Braves 1-4 rotation has not allowed more than one earned run in 11 consecutive starts, but they fell 2-0 to the Kansas City Royals.

For six innings Colon shut down the hapless Houston Astros, who are 4-11 and have a payroll less than three individual major league players. However, Colon watched the last three innings nervously as the A’s almost blew a big lead before surviving 7-4.

The A’s improved to 12-4, but half of their wins have been against the Astros. The Braves still have the best record in baseball with a 12-2 mark.

Click here for the ESPN recap of the A’s win and the Braves loss.