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Astros bullpen falters late again as they lose to the A’s in walk-off fashion, 3-2.

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Luis Garcia #77 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at RingCentral Coliseum on September 09, 2020 in Oakland, California.
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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.

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...

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.