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Murphy, Semien HR; Luzardo sharp in debut as A's beat Astros. MORE:


Murphy, Semien HR; Luzardo sharp in debut as A's beat Astros. MORE:

Sean Murphy and Marcus Semien homered, hyped pitching prospect Jesús Luzardo looked sharp in his major league debut, and the Athletics beat the Houston Astros 5-3.

"What we are seeing from (Luzardo) and Murph and what we feel like is going to be a bright future is coming along pretty quickly here," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.

Luzardo was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday. He allowed one hit in three innings — a solo homer to

"It's a tough spot to put him in," Melvin said."He knew today he was coming in in the sixth and wasn't sure how long he'd pitch, but our plan was to try to get him through the eighth. He gives up a solo home run and other than that, gives up swings and misses, bad swings, used all his pitches, throws 97 (mph). Didn't look like he was afraid of the moment. It was pretty cool."

Astros starter Jose Urquidy struck out 10 and pitched one-hit, one-run ball over five innings before the A's got to the bullpen.

capped the sixth with an RBI single to up the lead to 5-2.

Houston manager AJ Hinch said the bad inning started with the homer to Murphy.

matched a career high with his 34th home run, a solo shot in the third.

"It's really impressive. The command, the poise for how young he is. The overall stuff is phenomenal. Anytime you can have a lefty throw 98 (mph) and throw strikes, it's always a plus," Anderson said of Luzardo.

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