Oakland A's Tie Game in Ninth, Lose to Astros in 12th - NBC Bay Area

Oakland A's Tie Game in Ninth, Lose to Astros in 12th



    Oakland A's Tie Game in Ninth, Lose to Astros in 12th
    Danny Valencia of the Oakland Athletics.

    Trailing 5-4 entering the ninth, Jed Lowrie tied it with a solo home run. But the Astros walked off with the win in the 12th inning Saturday.

    George Springer led off the bottom of the 12th with a double down the right field line and moved to third on a Jose Altuve bunt. He came in to score the winning run on a first-pitch base hit to right field by Carlos Correa.

    Kendall Graveman, who was moved up a day, gave up seven hits and five earned runs in 4.1 innings pitched.

    The A's took a 3-0 lead in the second inning thanks to a two-run double by Chris Coghlan and a sacrifice fly by Josh Phegley that scored Yonder Alonso.

    But Graveman gave back the three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Evan Gattis launched a two-run home run to get the Astros on the board. Luis Valbuena singled, moved to second on a walk to Marwin Gonzalez and advanced to third on a groundout by Jason Castro. Jake Marisnick brought Valbuena home with a sacrifice fly to tie the game.

    An inning later, Houston took a 4-3 lead on an RBI-double by Colby Rasmus.

    The Astros extended their lead in the fifth when Altuve scored on a single by Correa.

    Danny Valencia's ninth home run of the season, cut the deficit to 5-4 in the six inning.

    The A's were down to their final out when Lowrie touched up former teammate Luke Gregerson for his first home run of the season, a ball that barely cleared the short right field wall.

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