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American League Game Summary - Oakland at Houston



(Tuesday, July 29)

Final Score: Oakland 7, Houston 4

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Moss hit a go-ahead RBI single as part of a six-run top of the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Houston Astros, 7-4, in the middle test of a three-game set.

Oakland trailed 4-1 heading into the ninth before sending 11 batters to the plate in the final frame.

Derek Norris singled and Josh Reddick doubled to put runners on second and third against Chad Qualls (1-2) to begin the ninth. Pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo ripped a base hit to center to plate Norris and Reddick. Pinch-runner Billy Burns came on for Callaspo, but he was out at second on a force play when John Jaso grounded one to first.

Jed Lowrie walked after a wild pitch moved Jaso to second. Yoenis Cespedes stepped up next and fisted a single to right to bring home the tying-run Jaso. Tony Sipp replaced Qualls and served up the go-ahead single to Moss, who whacked a one-hop liner through the shift on the right side of the infield to plate Lowrie for a 5-4 Oakland edge.

Jose Veras then took over for Sipp and Josh Donaldson greeted him by launching a double onto Tal's Hill in center to push across Cespedes and Moss to make it 7-4.

Evan Scribner (1-0) was credited with the win following a scoreless eighth, while Sean Doolittle fired a 1-2-3 home half of the ninth to notch his 16th save of the season.

"Give the Oakland A's credit, they battled back and beat our best guys. You just have to tip your hat to them," Houston manager Bo Porter said.

Josh Reddick smacked a solo homer among his two hits, while Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings.

"Every pitch is important and every run's important and the closer you can keep our offense within striking distance, you have a better chance to win the game because these guys don't quit," Samardzija said.

The AL West leaders have won five of their last seven games.

Marwin Gonzalez cracked a solo shot and Astros starter Scott Feldman surrendered a run on five hits and three walks over seven frames.

Houston opened the scoring in the first when Gonzalez banged his one-out homer off the foul pole down the right-field line, but Reddick tied it in the fifth when he led off by lacing a liner that barely cleared the wall in right.

The Astros plated two runs in the fifth and another in the seventh to go ahead. Robbie Grossman hit a one-out single, stole second and came home on Enrique Hernandez's triple to left-center. Jose Altuve pushed across Hernandez with a single to left.

Jon Singleton worked a leadoff walk in the seventh, moved to second on a Matt Dominguez groundout, scampered to third on a wild pitch and scored when Hernandez laced a double down the left-field line two batters later for the Astros' 4-1 advantage.

Game Notes

The A's were 4-for-11 with runners in scoring position, while Houston finished 3-for-7 ... Reddick's blast was his sixth of the year, while Gonzalez's was his fifth ... Oakland leads the season series, 8-4.

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Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
 
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
 
4th
SAC 106
LAL 101
 
Final
ORL 88
PHI 96
 
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
 
3rd
MIN 61
IND 66
 
3rd
OKC 74
NOP 72
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
 
2nd
KSU 48
NDST 50
 
2nd
WASU 66
SJST 41
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
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SEAT
SACST
 
1st OT
DET 1
COL 1
 
3rd
EDM 5
DAL 5
 
2nd
BOS 2
BUF 2
 
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
2nd
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
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WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
1st
ARI 0
SEA 0