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Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.
Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as the Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3 win over the A’s on Monday night.
Both the Giants and A’s played extra innings Tuesday night — the Giants beating the Phillies in 14 and the A’s losing to the Astros in 12.
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Collin McHugh allowed two hits over 8 2-3 stellar innings as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland A’s 5-1 on Sunday.
Daric Barton and Josh Donaldson had two RBIs apiece in a 7-run 9th inning to help the Oakland A’s to a 12-5 win over the Astros on Friday night.
Josh Reddick had hits in his last three at-bats, including an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted the Athletics over the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday.
Alberto Callaspo hit a 3-run homer and the Oakland A’s went deep 4 times to back Sonny Gray’s strong pitching Friday night in an 11-3 rout of the Houston Astros.
Despite mediocre hitting, Jonathan Villar has too much speed to keep out of the Astros’ lineup.