Martini double in 9th, A's end Astros' 6-game win run, 4-3

HOUSTON (AP) One night after misplaying a fly ball that led to a six-run inning by the Astros, Nick Martini quickly got over his miscue and came up with another big hit against Houston.

Martini hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics defeated Houston 4-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Astros' six-game winning streak.

The A's moved within 1 1/2 games of the AL West-leading Astros.

''That's a great team win,'' Edwin Jackson said. ''It's a big win for us. It's no secret we needed to come out today and get a win after (Monday's) game.''

Ramon Laureano drew a one-out walk from Roberto Osuna (1-2), Jonathan Lucroy singled and Martini followed with his double.

''My mindset was hopefully he tried to get ahead with something early,'' Martini said. ''I didn't want to fall behind. I was fortunate he put one in the zone, and I put a good swing on it.''

Osuna said he was trying to go up and in but he missed down the middle. He was most disappointed in the walk to Laureano.

''That never happened in the past, to walk a guy with four straight balls like that,'' Osuna said.

Martini misplayed a fly ball by Josh Reddick and then overthrew second in the eighth inning of Monday's 11-4 win by the Astros.

''Like I said yesterday, just get over it pretty quick,'' Martini said. ''You know what happened. I can't change it. I wish I would have made that play, but I think that will happen a lot less than it will actually happen. I forgot about it today and came to the park and just tried to have a good approach.''

Martini also hit a tying RBI double in the ninth against Houston on Aug. 17.

''He's come up with some big hits for us,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''And beat the shift - he did it last time here, too. Hit a ball to center field like that. He's got a pretty good idea at times when he needs to start his bat a little bit earlier.''

Jeurys Familia (8-4) pitched a scoreless eighth. Blake Treinen worked a perfect ninth for his 33rd save. Oakland's bullpen threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

''Their backend is as good as anybody's,'' Houston manager AJ Hinch said. ''They get the lead, they come in and they're tough to hit, which is one way they win. They don't win if they don't score. Three of their four runs were either walk or hit by pitch, so they took advantage of their opportunities.''

Alex Bregman's two-out, two-run double in the Houston fifth off Edwin Jackson made it 3-all.

Matt Olson hit a three-run homer that gave Oakland a 3-1 lead in the third. Charlie Morton walked Jed Lowrie and hit Khris Davis with two outs before Olson's 24th home run of the season.

Houston took a 1-0 lead in the second on a groundout by Tyler White, scoring Carlos Correa.

Morton allowed three runs on three hits with four walks and three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

Jackson gave up two earned runs and four hits with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

SPRING IN HIS STEP

Astros CF George Springer made two diving catches in the first three innings. He sprinted in on Davis' shallow pop fly, diving forward to make the catch and end the first. In the third, Springer rushed to his right, diving into the left-center gap to rob Martini of extra bases.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea was diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis, and Melvin said Manaea would not throw for ''a while.'' Melvin said: ''We're hoping to get him back sometime this season. ... Whether that happens or not, I'm not sure.'' ... LHP Brett Anderson was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained left forearm. Oakland recalled RHP Ryan Dull from Triple-A Nashville.

Astros: C Brian McCann (right knee) took batting practice before Tuesday's game. The team is leaning toward waiting until Saturday to activate him.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill (5-3, 3.44 ERA) will start the series finale Wednesday, looking to rebound after allowing five runs in five innings in his last outing, a loss at the Twins on Thursday. Cahill is 1-3 with a 6.92 ERA on the road this season.

Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel (10-10, 3.54) starts Wednesday seeking his second straight win after allowing two runs over seven innings in his last start Friday at the Angels.

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OAK80-53
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HOU81-51
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  • W: J. Familia (8-4)L: R. Osuna (1-2)S: B. Treinen (33)
  • HR: OAK - M. Olson (24)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Martini LF50110011.260.364.370.7342.5
C. Pinder LF00000000.253.335.420.7550.0
M. Chapman 3B50000022.280.364.526.890-1.0
J. Lowrie 2B21000302.272.356.472.8284.0
K. Davis DH31000022.252.328.555.8831.0
M. Olson 1B31131121.238.324.447.7718.0
S. Piscotty RF40000001.257.314.455.7690.0
M. Semien SS30000110.259.319.384.7030.5
R. Laureano CF31200100.304.350.500.8506.0
J. Lucroy C40100003.248.301.334.6351.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF30100120.250.336.430.7661.0
    A. Bregman 3B40220000.290.391.530.9215.0
    J. Altuve 2B40000023.329.393.467.860-1.0
    C. Correa SS31100111.252.334.438.7722.5
    M. Gonzalez LF40000012.251.329.418.747-0.5
    T. White 1B41110000.304.385.6171.0023.0
    Y. Gurriel DH40000011.281.313.406.719-0.5
    J. Reddick RF31100000.248.318.399.7172.0
    M. Maldonado C30000022.222.279.359.638-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Martini (7)
      • HR - M. Olson (24)
      • RBI - N. Martini (12), M. Olson 3 (64)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson 3 (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Martini, J. Lowrie 2 (2), K. Davis, M. Olson, S. Piscotty, J. Lucroy 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Bregman (42)
      • RBI - A. Bregman 2 (85), T. White (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Bregman 2 (31)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Altuve 2 (2), C. Correa, M. Gonzalez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Laureano (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Laureano (4)
      • PB - J. Lucroy (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Jackson4.24322403.031.166.0
      S. Kelley1.10000102.680.873.5
      F. Rodney1.00000102.561.273.5
      J. Familia (W, 8-4)1.02000202.731.189.0
      B. Treinen (S, 33)1.00000100.950.9410.5
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Jackson4.2
      S. Kelley1.1
      F. Rodney1.0
      J. Familia (W, 8-4)1.0
      B. Treinen (S, 33)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Morton4.23334313.141.183.5
      W. Harris1.10000104.131.153.5
      R. Pressly1.00000102.981.183.5
      H. Rondon1.00001102.171.092.5
      R. Osuna (L, 1-2)1.02111202.841.14-5.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Morton4.2
      W. Harris1.1
      R. Pressly1.0
      H. Rondon1.0
      R. Osuna (L, 1-2)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 78-49, S. Kelley 13-9, F. Rodney 12-9, J. Familia 18-11, B. Treinen 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 6-4, S. Kelley 2-1, B. Treinen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 20, S. Kelley 4, F. Rodney 3, J. Familia 4, B. Treinen 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Morton (15)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 89-53, W. Harris 12-9, R. Pressly 11-8, H. Rondon 19-9, R. Osuna 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 5-6, W. Harris 1-2, R. Pressly 1-1, H. Rondon 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Morton 22, W. Harris 4, R. Pressly 3, H. Rondon 4, R. Osuna 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      OAK80-53
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      N. Martini LF50110011.260.364.370.7342.5
      C. Pinder LF00000000.253.335.420.7550.0
      M. Chapman 3B50000022.280.364.526.890-1.0
      J. Lowrie 2B21000302.272.356.472.8284.0
      K. Davis DH31000022.252.328.555.8831.0
      M. Olson 1B31131121.238.324.447.7718.0
      S. Piscotty RF40000001.257.314.455.7690.0
      M. Semien SS30000110.259.319.384.7030.5
      R. Laureano CF31200100.304.350.500.8506.0
      J. Lucroy C40100003.248.301.334.6351.0
      Total3245416812-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        G. Springer CF30100120.250.336.430.7661.0
        A. Bregman 3B40220000.290.391.530.9215.0
        J. Altuve 2B40000023.329.393.467.860-1.0
        C. Correa SS31100111.252.334.438.7722.5
        M. Gonzalez LF40000012.251.329.418.747-0.5
        T. White 1B41110000.304.385.6171.0023.0
        Y. Gurriel DH40000011.281.313.406.719-0.5
        J. Reddick RF31100000.248.318.399.7172.0
        M. Maldonado C30000022.222.279.359.638-1.0
        Total323630299-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Martini (7)
          • HR - M. Olson (24)
          • RBI - N. Martini (12), M. Olson 3 (64)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson 3 (20)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Martini, J. Lowrie 2 (2), K. Davis, M. Olson, S. Piscotty, J. Lucroy 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Bregman (42)
          • RBI - A. Bregman 2 (85), T. White (24)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Bregman 2 (31)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Altuve 2 (2), C. Correa, M. Gonzalez
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Laureano (4)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - R. Laureano (4)
          • PB - J. Lucroy (9)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Jackson4.24322403.031.166.0
          S. Kelley1.10000102.680.873.5
          F. Rodney1.00000102.561.273.5
          J. Familia (W, 8-4)1.02000202.731.189.0
          B. Treinen (S, 33)1.00000100.950.9410.5
          Total9.0632290---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Jackson4.2
          S. Kelley1.1
          F. Rodney1.0
          J. Familia (W, 8-4)1.0
          B. Treinen (S, 33)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Morton4.23334313.141.183.5
          W. Harris1.10000104.131.153.5
          R. Pressly1.00000102.981.183.5
          H. Rondon1.00001102.171.092.5
          R. Osuna (L, 1-2)1.02111202.841.14-5.0
          Total9.0544681---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Morton4.2
          W. Harris1.1
          R. Pressly1.0
          H. Rondon1.0
          R. Osuna (L, 1-2)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 78-49, S. Kelley 13-9, F. Rodney 12-9, J. Familia 18-11, B. Treinen 10-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 6-4, S. Kelley 2-1, B. Treinen 1-1
          • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 20, S. Kelley 4, F. Rodney 3, J. Familia 4, B. Treinen 3
          PITCHING
          • HBP - C. Morton (15)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 89-53, W. Harris 12-9, R. Pressly 11-8, H. Rondon 19-9, R. Osuna 23-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 5-6, W. Harris 1-2, R. Pressly 1-1, H. Rondon 1-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Morton 22, W. Harris 4, R. Pressly 3, H. Rondon 4, R. Osuna 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Martini doubled to deep right center, Laureano scored, Lucroy to third43
          • 5TH INNING
            Bregman doubled to deep left, White and Reddick scored, Springer to third33
          • 3RD INNING
            Olson homered to right, Lowrie and Davis scored31
          • 2ND INNING
            White grounded out to third, Correa scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Roberto Osuna relieved Hector Rondon
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Laureano walked
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Lucroy singled to shallow right, Laureano to second
            • N. Martini: Martini doubled to deep right center, Laureano scored, Lucroy to third
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
            • J. Lowrie: Lowrie popped out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blake Treinen relieved Jeurys Familia
            • Chad Pinder in left field
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
            • T. White: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, White popped out to shortstop
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Hector Rondon relieved Ryan Pressly
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Strike looking, Lowrie fouled out to third
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson walked
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Piscotty grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jeurys Familia relieved Fernando Rodney
            • G. Springer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Springer singled to right
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike swinging, Bregman singled to center, Springer out at third, Bregman to second
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
            • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Ryan Pressly relieved Will Harris
            • J. Lucroy: Lucroy popped out to third
            • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Martini struck out looking
            • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Chapman grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Fernando Rodney relieved Shawn Kelley
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gurriel flied out to center
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Reddick flied out to left
            • M. Maldonado: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • W. Harris Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty flied out to center
            • M. Semien: Semien flied out to left
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Laureano grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Kelley Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike swinging, Correa grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
            • T. White: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, White flied out to deep right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Chapman flied out to deep left
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lowrie walked
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • Will Harris relieved Charlie Morton
            • M. Olson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • T. White: White singled to right center
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gurriel lined out to third
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Reddick singled to center, White to second
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
            • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Springer walked, White to third, Reddick to second
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Bregman doubled to deep left, White and Reddick scored, Springer to third
            • Shawn Kelley relieved Edwin Jackson
            • J. Altuve: Altuve grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Semien grounded out to third
            • R. Laureano: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Laureano reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy flied out to center
            • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Laureano stole second, Ball, Martini lined out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bregman fouled out to first
            • J. Altuve: Foul, Ball, Foul, Altuve grounded out to third
            • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Correa walked
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Gonzalez flied out to left
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • N. Martini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martini lined out to center
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
            • K. Davis: Ball, Davis hit by pitch, Lowrie to second
            • M. Olson: Foul, Olson homered to right, Lowrie and Davis scored
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Piscotty grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Reddick popped out to shortstop
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Maldonado grounded out to second
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty grounded out to third
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Laureano reached on an infield single to pitcher, Semien to second
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Correa singled to right
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Correa to second on passed ball, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to first, Correa to third
            • T. White: Foul, Foul, Ball, White grounded out to third, Correa scored
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Gurriel grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • N. Martini: Martini flied out to deep center
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lowrie walked
            • K. Davis: Ball, Davis flied out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Jackson Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
            • A. Bregman: Bregman grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Altuve struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)