OAKLAND, California (AP) – Oakland Athletics insists it’s harder than it seems when a result is obtained when a runner starts at second base. It also took some time on Friday night to finally do it.
Marcus Semiens noticed the winning streak at the bottom of the thirteenth place in a game equivalent to the longest this season with baseball’s new extraprining rule, but the AL West A leader beat the Houston Astros. 3-2 for their seventh consecutive victory.
Alex Bregman scored a double RBI in Game 13 just for As, equal to Austin Allen’s bottom side against Cy Sneed (0-2). J.B. Vendelken (1-0) worked on three strong reins and As was finally delivered after the opportunity for the loaded bases in 10th and 12th place was wasted.
“There’s extra pressure, especially at this level, and you know all you have to do is hit the ball off the field, but it’s really not that simple,” said Semien.
Houston lost for the third time in a row.
The horses were scheduled to visit Oakland several months ago, at the end of March, before their first road trip in 2020 after a sign-stealing scam that ruined baseball during the season. The coronavirus delayed a trip to the Gulf.
The plane flew over last Friday with the banner “Houston Asterisk” after the reign of the division’s three-time champions, who were involved in the scandal.
Robbie Grossman hit the tied home in the seventh, but third main goalkeeper Matthew Chapman stopped fantastically in Jose Altuve’s strong groove to tie the game in 10th place.
Zack Greinke and Chris Bassitt duo early.
Grinkins has been undefeated in his first three matches, while Bassits have only recognized two well-deserved runs from 16 2/3 innings so far.
“It was a fun game that mostly had to be watched, just good baseball,” Greinke said.
Kyle Tucker’s strap put Astros in front in the third.
Oaklands in the fourth wasted Chapman’s fastener. Ramon Laureano tripled in front of the sixth, and Greinke came out of it.
“We left some guys at the base, but they did, too,” said Manager A Bob Melvin. ” Sometimes it’s a friction game. ”
These were the best two teams in the West in the last couple of years – with As winning 97 games each season, only to be second in the division before losing a “wild card” both times. Houston won 107 major games in 2019.
“If we want to go where we want, this is the team you have to face in your division,” Melvin said. ” I think there are a lot of teams that will probably, and rightly do, get angry at them this year, but you can’t let it get in the way and focus on what you need to do to win the game. And if it gives motivation, then so be it. ”
Major league baseball contacted As on their bench coaches, making a gesture that seemed to be a Nazi congratulatory after Thursday’s national series final against the Rangers.
The As gives Ryan Christenson an advantage in doubt that he wasn’t going to hurt.
” Ryan Christenson is fully supported by everyone in our clubhouse, and they know who he is. I also. Apparently it didn’t sound great, but it wasn’t his intention at all. I definitely know, ” Melvin said. “He just isn’t that guy.”
RELATIONSHIP WITH CONSTRUCTION
As a player with giants Melvin, Astros manager Putin Baker as a coach. Not only does he admire Baker, but he is also passionate about his last chance at the age of 71.
“He was my property, he was my father’s image in this game in terms of management,” Melvin said. ” I can’t wait to see it. I don’t always like to be treated because he’s been so successful – which he wins in 2000 and I don’t know how many coaches he’s had over the years – Dusty is one of the biggest and is respected by everyone in this game. ”
Baker thinks the same about Melvin. They are in regular contact.
“He’s one of my favorite guys,” Baker said.
Right-footed Mike Fiers, a reporter on the Astros scandal, when Athletic came to light last year with cartel theft scams, does not testify about his former club. Fiers started the final of the Texas series on Thursday.
Astros: An MR examination revealed that RF George Springer had a stretched right wrist after an injury by diving the ball into the ball during Thursday’s defeat in Arizona. “That’s good news, nothing is broken,” Baker said, listing Springer as a daily routine. “This