Houston Astros

Gurriel hits go-ahead sacrifice fly, Astros end 6-game skid


Yuli Gurriel hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning set up by an Oakland error, and the Astros beat the Athletics 5-4 Tuesday to split a doubleheader and end a six-game losing streak.


In the opener, as ash from nearby wildfires fell inside the Coliseum, Khris Davis homered off previously unbeaten Zack Greinke to help the Athletics win 4-2.


George Springer reached on rookie shortstop Vimael Machin's error to start the seventh and eventually scored on Gurriel's fly.


The A's played as the visiting team in Game 1 for the makeup of a postponement from Aug. 30 after pitcher Daniel Mengden's positive coronavirus test result.


(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn) In the first game, Robbie Grossman hit a go-ahead double in the sixth and Ramon Laureano added an RBI single for Oakland.


(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn) Athletics: SS Marcus Semien returned from a four-game absence with a left side injury to play the first game.






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