Astros Thrashing A’s 10-4, Secure ALDS Home-field Advantage

“It really feels great,” Houston supervisor Dusty Baker claimed. “It feels great for us. It feels great for our group. It feels great for the city. This is what you bet and what you wanted.”

Alvarez linked on a three-run homer to right in the initial, and also Tucker hit a two-run homer to left in the seventh.

Jason Castro struck a solo crowning achievement right into the initial row of the Crawford Boxes in left in the 2nd, and also Yuli Gurriel struck a solo crowning achievement to left in the third that was at first ruled a dual however reversed as well as ruled a residence run on testimonial.

Michael Brantley had a two-run three-way in the 6th to increase Houston’s lead to 8-3.

Gurriel as well as Brantley had two hits each, leaving Gurriel leading the AL with a. 318 ordinary entering into the last day and also Brantley second at.313.

Alex Bregman included an RBI groundout in the 2nd. Jose Altuve had 4 pinch hit Houston.

“I like the truth that the last pair video games, we’re racking up,” Baker stated. “We have some guys swinging the bat rather great.”

Jake Odorizzi yielded 3 operate on 7 hits with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Odorizzi did not pitch greater than five innings in any of his last six outings.

“My heater command was quite great,” Odorizzi stated. “I felt it had great metrics to it. It was one of my greater bring days of the season. That’s great to see. That is among my solid factors. I believe it’s the greatest that it’s been this year. I really felt like I situated it pretty well.”

Phil Maton (6-0) filled the bases with 2 outs in the 5th however caused a groundout by Seth Brown to make the win.

Oakland took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second on an RBI triple by Starling Marte and also an RBI double by Chad Pinder.

Tony Kemp, that had a career-high four hits, hit RBI singles in the 5th as well as eighth innings.

“He’s had a great year not to mention the last pair months,” Oakland manager Bob Melvin claimed of Kemp. “Whether we lead him off, whether we hit him down the schedule, whether he plays 2nd, whether he plays left, he’s simply had a great year. This is the most effective year he’s ever before had.”

Paul Blackburn (1-4) was marked for a season-high six runs on 7 hits in two innings. Blackburn’s battles versus the Astros proceeded as the right-hander has actually enabled 21 runs over 13 1/3 innings in four job appearances against Houston.

“Today is certainly a hard thing to go into the offseason with,” Blackburn claimed. “I’m type of distressed as well as kind of embarrassed with the method it went today.”


Tucker kept the Astros ahead in the sixth, stealing a game-tying three-run homer from Kemp with a jumping grab at the appropriate field wall to finish the inning.

“That’s a huge shift,” Melvin stated. “It’s a connection video game. … Debt Tucker for obtaining a great dive and also making a great play.”


Khris Davis struck a flyball that struck the roof and also was captured by Alvarez. After the umpires assembled to go over the play, Davis was eliminated end the fourth inning. Melvin was not pleased with the judgment, stating that it was a big change in the game.

“In reasonable region you play it, in foul area it’s dead,” Melvin said. “That sphere was mosting likely to be so far over the fencing that you would believe sound judgment would rule, and also MLB would certainly do something like Tampa florida where they have a line or some mark up there to show what a residence run would certainly be since that round would certainly have struck the glass.”

Astros: OF Jose Siri has a tiny crack in his appropriate pinkie finger, Baker claimed. “He is being additional assessed to see what he can do, and also if he can do it,” Baker said. Siri experienced the injury gliding right into third on a three-way in the very first inning on Friday.