Scott Kazmir was traded by the A's on Thursday to the Astros. He met the Astros in Kansas City on Friday morning and started against the Royals that night. He threw 7 scoreless innings and the Astros beat the Royals 4-0.
But he worked his way back to a 10-9 record with the Indians in 2013 and then a 15-9 record with the A's in 2014 plus a berth on the All-Star team.
He was 5-5 with the A's so far this year with a good ERA of 2.38. The Astros got him for 2 single A minor leaguers.
The Astros slipped some just before the All-Star break, losing 8 games of a 10-game road trip. But they've been strong since the break, going 6-1.