The Houston Astros took down the Oakland Athletics 6-4 in 12 innings Sunday afternoon, to complete a three game sweep. This is the second series sweep of the A's this season.
Myles Straw who was recently recalled to the big leagues led the way for Houston. Straw had three hits, three stolen bases and scored in the 12th to break the 4-4 tie. Michael Brantley struggled in his first five at-bats by going 0-5 while leaving five men on base before stepping to the dish in the top of the 12th. Brantley hit an RBI single to right field that scored straw for the go-ahead. Yuli Gurriel came up after Brantley and hit an RBI single that scored Alex Bregman to add an insurance run. Gurriel was 3-5 on the day with two RBI. Bregman and Derek Fisher both had two hits and an RBI in the victory.
Gerrit Cole pitched well for Houston through six innings. Cole allowed two earned runs on four hits with two of those hits being solo home runs. He struck out four and walked two. Josh James got the win by throwing two perfect innings, not allowing a hit or run and striking out three. James improves to 3-0 on the year.
The Astros will travel to Seattle to begin a series against the Mariners Monday night. Corbin Martin will make his fifth career start for Houston. First pitch is slated for 9:00pm CT.