After breaking their losing streak with the second game of the doubleheader yesterday, the Astros looked to turn it into a winning streak tonight.
George Springer got the game started off with a bang when he crushed a leadoff HR to left center field to put the Astros up 1-0 early.
George Springer - Houston Astros (8) Solo. pic.twitter.com/EjIeM5Nx85— MLB HR Tracker (@hr_mlb) September 10, 2020
Luisa Garcia made his first career start (second career appearance) and pitched well. He finished tossing 5 scoreless innings while allowing just 1 hit and picking up four strikeouts.
In the top of the 6th inning, Yuli Gurriel added to the Astros lead with a solo HR of his own to make it 2-0.
Andre Scrubb relieved Garcia and retired two batters (and allowed a double) before being pulled for Cionel Perez. Carlos Correa bailed both of them out with the following play...
Carlos Correa: The Man With The Golden Arm. pic.twitter.com/9to3rIFoDX— Tony Adams (@adams_at) September 10, 2020
After retiring the first batter, Perez walked Machin and was then pulled for Josh James. James walked a batter before walking another to put two on. The next batter, Tommy La Stella, hit a shallow pop-up to LF but Tucker was unable to haul it in with the sliding attempt as the ball kicked away from him. 2 runs would score on the play tying the game at 2.
Both bullpens would keep the game tied until the 9th. The A’s put a couple runners on thanks to a walk and a HBP. Ramon Laureano came to the plate and hit a walk-off RBI single off of Ryan Presley to win it for the A’s, 3-2.