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Houston Wins in Extra Innings 3-2 Over Oakland

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The Houston Astros were able to knock off the team with the best record in baseball last night as they beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 in extra innings last night.  L.J. Hous provided the fireworks for Houston as he blasted a solo shot to give the Astros the 3-2 lead in the top of the 12th inning on Tuesday night.  Brett Overholtzer was on the mound for Houston as he had a solid outing.  Although he did not earn the win, he did pitched seven strong innings while giving up two runs on six hits.  Houston’s bullpen was the story late though as five pitchers combined in a relief effort to give up just two hits and no runs in five innings.

“Oberholtzer did a great job — seven strong innings against a really good Oakland lineup,” Astros manager Bo Porter said.  “Our bullpen, obviously, did a tremendous job of keeping it right there.  All those guys just passed the baton from one guy to the next and Qualls did a good job of closing it out.”

With the win, Houston now sits at 42-58 on the year which is still 19.5 games behind the Oakland Athletics who still own the MLB’s best record at 61-38.  These two teams will continue their three game mid-week series tonight with first pitch for that game set for 9:05pm.  The pregame will begin at 8:45pm and you can hear all the action right here on Sports Radio 1340 the FAN.

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