Kerry Crowley: Why the Oakland A's must embrace a familiar underdog label to respond against Astros

The Oakland A’s are so accustomed to being the underdogs that even when they’re the favorites, as they were coming into the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, they refuse to accept it.Good thing, too. After taking a 10-5 beating Monday in Game 1 at Dodger Stadium, the A’s are now underdogs in the best-of-five series.Oakland blew two leads — 3-0 after three innings and 5-3 after five. A bullpen that was the best in Major League Baseball this season gave up seven runs. Four of them followed a terrible fielding error by shortstop Marcus Semien in the top of the sixth.An O…

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