MLB

more stats

12
Final123456789RHE
Oakland04010000712141
Houston0014000005113
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:L.Gregerson(1-1) L:J.Fields(0-2)
HR: OAK- J.Donaldson (7) HOU- None
5


American League Game Summary - Oakland at Houston



(Friday, April 25th)

Final Score: Oakland 12, Houston 5

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Daric Barton's bases-loaded single broke a tie during a seven-run ninth inning, boosting the Oakland Athletics to a 12-5 win over the Houston Astros.

Josh Donaldson's two-run homer, his third round-tripper in two nights, capped the uprising and helped the A's take two in a row in this series. Coco Crisp had an RBI groundout and Derek Norris doubled in a run in the big frame, which included a big error by Astros rookie outfielder George Springer.

Jed Lowrie also knocked in two runs for the A's, who took the opener of this four-game set, 10-1, on Thursday.

Jose Altuve had three hits and an RBI for the Astros, losers of three straight and 10-of-12.

Josh Fields (0-2) hit Brandon Moss with a pitch to start the ninth. Alberto Callaspo then singled to center and Craig Gentry bunted for a hit. With the infield drawn in, Barton then smashed a ball past Altuve at second. Springer then ran past the ball in right-center for an error and all three runners on base scored.

After Nick Punto doubled, Anthony Bass entered, but Barton scored on Crisp's groundout and Norris doubled to left. Two batters later, Donaldson belted one over the wall in left.

"He's very important to us," A's manager Bob Melvin said about Donaldson.

Moss was plunked for the second time in the inning and the contest turned testy in the bottom of the ninth. Jason Castro was hit by a Fernando Abad pitch on the left leg. Astros manager Bo Porter was then ejected after arguing with home plate umpire Jordan Baker.

"Obviously they have to have some feel and know that we aren't trying to hit the guy with two outs and two strikes," said Astros catcher Jason Castro. "The guy was hit earlier. He stands as close as you possibly can stand without being out of the batter's box."

Luke Gregerson (1-1) pitched the eighth to get the win, while Jesse Chavez worked the first five frames for the A's. Brad Peacock also pitched the opening five innings for the Astros.

Josh Reddick tripled to center to plate the opening tally during a four-run second. Barton reached safely on an error from shortstop Jonathan Villar for a 2-0 lead. Lowrie later lined a single to right with the bases full for the 4-0 edge.

Altuve had an RBI double in the third, but the A's got the run back in the fourth on John Jaso's sacrifice fly.

Houston tied it 5-5 in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by a two-run throwing error on Donaldson. He tossed the ball into the stands.

Game Notes

The Astros placed pitcher Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. The team also recalled pitcher Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City ... Eric Sogard swiped second in the sixth inning to extend Oakland's run to 12 straight successful stolen base tries. The A's are 16- for-17 for the season ... Oakland was 5-for-21 with men in scoring position and stranded 13.

04/26 02:57:03 ET

  • ACC: North Carolina vs. Miami

    Tomorrow at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego vs. Miami

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida vs. Georgia

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Notre Dame vs. Navy

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Duke at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on 620am

  • ACC: NC State at Syracuse

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28
Final
ORL 98
WAS 105
Final
MIN 97
DET 91
Final
CLE 90
NYK 95
Final
DAL 120
UTA 102
Final
LAC 93
OKC 90
7:00pm Tonight
IND
MEM
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
CLE
 
8:30pm Tonight
MIL
PHI
 
10:00pm Tonight
SAC
POR
 
10:00pm Tonight
PHO
SAN
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
LAC
 
Final
LOU 31
FSU 42
Final
GASO 42
TROY 10
8:00pm Tonight
TULA
CIN
8:02pm Tonight
MEM
TULSA
Final
BUF 2
BOS 3
Final
PIT 3
LOS 0
Final
NJD 2
WIN 1
Final
FLA 2
ARI 1
Final
OTT 4
CHI 5
Final
TAM 4
PHI 3
Final
STL 2
ANA 0
Final
MIN 4
SJS 3
Final
COL 5
NYI 0
Final
VAN 3
MON 2
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
TOR
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
LOS
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
NAS
 
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28