Stephen Piscotty broke a scoreless tie with a solo homer in the seventh inning as the Athletics edged the Astros 2-0 in Houston. Piscotty added an insurance run with an RBI single in the eighth. Frankie Montas tossed six frames of three-hit ball for the win and Blake Treinen locked down the save. The A's have won three straight and 12-of-15 overall. Gerrit Cole struck out 11 over six innings of three-hit ball in a no-decision. Cole now has 169 strikeouts on the season, a Houston record for most before the All-Star break. Brad Peacock took the loss as the 'Stros winning streak was halted at six games.