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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