Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Barnes hit a two-run double as the
Houston Astros survived to take a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics in the
opener of a three-game series.
It nearly turned into an Oakland victory in the ninth as Chris Young ripped an
0-1 pitch with a runner on base that just missed the left field foul pole by
inches. The umpires reviewed the play as it appeared that the ball might have
nicked the outside of the pole, but the on-field call stood. Young struck out
on the next pitch to give Chia-Jen Lo his first career save.
Jason Castro scored once and drove in a run, while Chris Carter also had an
RBI for the Astros, who snapped a six-game losing streak. Jordan Lyles (5-6)
gave up one run on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts in seven
Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run for the Athletics, who
stayed a game back of Texas for first place in the AL West as the Rangers lost
to the Brewers on Tuesday. Bartolo Colon (14-5) dropped his second straight
start as he gave up five runs on seven hits in four innings of work.
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