Houston wins 10-4
The Oakland A’s scored first on Saturday, but couldn’t keep up over the course of the evening.
The A’s lost 10-4 to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, after winning their previous five meetings with Houston dating back to July.
Oakland put together an impressive rally in the 1st inning, with a single and a triple to lead off the game and then a double to drive in a second run. But the Astros answered back in the bottom of the frame with a three-run homer, then another homer in the 2nd, and another in the 3rd, and a two-run triple in the 6th, and a two-run homer in the 7th. The A’s scratched out a couple more runs along the way, but not nearly enough to keep up with Houston’s onslaught — especially when the A’s were robbed of two potential dingers of their own, once by a catch and once by a roof.
With this victory, the Astros clinch the season series against Oakland, having won 10 times in 18 tries, with one more matchup coming tomorrow to conclude the 2021 regular season.
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