HOUSTON — Nick Martini hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated Houston 4-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Astros’ six-game winning streak.
The A’s moved within 1 ½ games of the AL West-leading Astros.
Ramon Laureano drew a one-out walk from Roberto Osuna (1-2), Jonathan Lucroy singled and Martini followed with his double.
Jeurys Familia (8-4) pitched a scoreless eighth. Blake Treinen worked a perfect ninth for his 33rd save.
Alex Bregman’s two-out, two-run double in the Houston fifth off Edwin Jackson made it 3-all.
Matt Olson hit a three-run homer that gave Oakland a 3-1 lead in the third. Charlie Morton walked Jed Lowrie and hit Khris Davis with two outs to set up Olson’s 24th home run of the season.
Houston took a 1-0 lead in the second on a groundout by Tyler White, scoring Carlos Correa.
Morton allowed three runs on three hits with four walks and three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Jackson gave up two earned runs and four hits with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.