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American League Game Summary - Houston at Oakland



(Thursday, July 24)

Final Score: Oakland 13, Houston 1

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Moss hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning, as Oakland finished off Houston thanks to a 13-1 decision in Thursday's rubber match of a three-game series.

Stephen Vogt hit a three-run double and Derek Norris added three hits, two runs scored and drove in a run for the Athletics, who have won fiver of their last seven overall.

Josh Reddick doubled twice, scored once and added an RBI, while Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 and crossed home twice for Oakland.

Jeff Samardzija (2-1) scattered five hits and one run over eight innings, striking out six and failing to issue a walk.

"I love it when people expect a lot from you," Samardzija said after having to go long to spell a tired bullpen.

Chris Carter's fourth-inning solo homer was the only meaningful offense for the Astros, who have dropped five of their last seven.

Scott Feldman (4-8) was tagged for nine hits and six runs along with a season-high five walks over 5 1/3 frames.

"It was a battle for him all day," Astros manager Bo Porter said of Feldman. "Early in the game he had his breaking ball working. They started laying off until it came back through the zone."

Up by a 4-1 count, the hosts blew the game open in the sixth. Eric Sogard walked, Coco Crisp singled and Donaldson was plunked by Anthony Bass before Moss cleared the wall in right to give the A's an 8-1 edge. Norris then walked, advanced on a wild pitch, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a solid single from Jed Lowrie.

"It was one of those things where I got a good pitch to hit and I didn't miss that one," said Moss.

Four more crossed the plate in the bottom of the eighth to cap the rout, as Vogt cleared the bases with a double and Reddick's sacrifice fly plated Nate Freiman.

Oakland scored three times in the third inning off Feldman. Reddick doubled and Sogard walked to start, then Donaldson kept the frame alive with a two-out RBI single. He stole second, then advanced to third while Sogard scored on a wild pitch. After Moss drew a free pass to put runners on the corners, a Norris single brought in Donaldson.

Carter's liner to left caromed off the foul pole to give Houston its first run of the afternoon with one down in the fourth. The A's countered in the home half as Lowrie singled, moved to third on a Reddick double and scored on a Crisp fly to right.

Game Notes

Oakland has won 10 of its last 12 home games ... Donaldson has accumulated four home runs, five doubles, 12 RBI and 12 walks in 10 games against Houston this season ... The Astros finished their road trip at 2-4 ... Prior to the contest, Oakland designated former closer Jim Johnson for assignment and recalled right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento ... Carter has 15 RBI in 16 July contests.

07/24 23:52:49 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
3rd
SAC 74
MIL 70
 
2nd
GSW 60
OKC 52
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
2nd
CSFU 62
CSDH 43
 
2nd
ORST 67
DEP 42
 
2nd
PAC 48
NEV 44
 
2nd
USF 77
PORST 37
 
2nd
IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
2nd
UTST 37
CALST 28
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
2nd
SJS 2
EDM 1
 
2nd
LOS 1
STL 3
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13