Pallilo Points

Charlie Pallilo: Astros won biggest game of the year on Sunday

The Astros got a much needed win on Sunday. Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

The Astros avoided being swept by the A's on Sunday after getting the offense going and Justin Verlander settling down after giving up two early home runs. Verlander went 5 1/3 innings and the bullpen was able to keep the A's from scoring after Verlander's departure. By avoiding the sweep and getting the win, the Astros managed to stay in first place in the AL West.