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American League Game Summary - Oakland at Houston



(Wednesday, July 30)

Final Score: Houston 8, Oakland 1

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Robbie Grossman's two-run homer capped the six-run first inning that propelled the Houston Astros to an 8-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

Six of Houston's eight hits came during the first-inning rally against struggling A's starter Jason Hammel.

Hammel (0-4) has lost all four of his starts since he was acquired from the Cubs in a deal that featured All-Star Jeff Samardzija. He was lit up in this one, departing with one out in the fifth inning after allowing all eight runs and two homers.

"Obviously I can be frustrated and upset, but you gotta have a short memory," said Hammel. "Because I'm going to have the ball again in five days. If you carry it with you, it can get a lot worse."

In contrast, Houston starter Dallas Keuchel (10-7) was superb en route to his AL-leading fourth complete game of the season. The left-hander yielded just a run on four hits over nine dominant innings and earned his first career win against Oakland in five starts.

Keuchel said he was lucky to get early swings from the A's batters. He threw 111 pitches, including 70 strikes.

"I looked up and it was the eighth inning," Keuchel said.

Jon Singleton also homered for the Astros and Jose Altuve extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the sixth.

Houston won two of three in the series.

After Altuve flied out to open the bottom of the first, Enrique Hernandez and Jason Castro singled. Marc Krauss grounded into a fielder's choice to plate the first run and following a walk to Singleton, Matt Dominguez and Carlos Corporan hit back-to-back singles. Two scored on Dominguez's line drive to center because of rookie center fielder Billy Burns' error.

Grossman followed Corporan's base knock with a two-run homer, his fourth of the season.

The last A's starter to give up six runs in the first inning was Sean Gallagher on May 18, 2009.

Josh Donaldson hit a leadoff homer in the top of the second to produce Oakland's only run.

Hammel allowed just a walk with no hits over his next three innings, but couldn't finish the fifth. Castro drew a leadoff walk and after Krauss grounded out, Singleton chased Hammel from the game with his shot to left.

Game Notes

Houston's Chris Carter was a late scratch with flu-like symptoms ... Altuve has hit in 17 straight games against the Athletics ... No one in the game had more than one hit.

07/30 21:32:32 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
3rd
SAC 81
MIL 81
 
2nd
GSW 63
OKC 60
 
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 72
CSDH 47
 
2nd
ORST 78
DEP 51
 
2nd
PAC 49
NEV 46
 
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
2nd
IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
2nd
UTST 37
CALST 32
 
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 3
 
2nd
LOS 1
STL 3
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13