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Astros Comeback Falls Short Against A’s, 8-6

Things looked bleak for the Astros in the early going, they made a furious comeback, but it was just wasn’t enough.

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The Astros lost a close one tonight, 8-6 to the Oakland A’s on Friday night.

It seemed that the Astros were overmatched in the early going of this game as Framber Valdez gave up 4 runs via two home runs in the 4th and 6th innings, making it 4-1 early on in favor of the A’s. Christian Javier tried to stop the bleeding but couldn’t do anything and Oakland lead as much 8-2 in the 8th. It looked like the A’s would cruise to victory on this Friday night.

The Astros didn’t go down without a fight however. Jake Meyers started the comeback attempt in the 8th, with an RBI single, scoring Carlos Correa, making it 8-3 in the bottom of the inning. Then Jason Castro really got Astros fans at Minute Maid Park buzzing with a three run home run blast to get the Astros within two runs.

However, that's all the Astros could muster as the A’s closed out the Astros in the ninth, sparring any late inning magic.

The Astros play the A’s again tomorrow at 6:10 CDT as Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for the Astros against Paul Blackburn.