Jed Lowrie hits game-ending single as A's top Astros 9-8

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Houston's Josh Reddick has seen enough walkoff Oakland wins from his time with the Athletics that he knows no lead is necessarily safe.

Even after his go-ahead double in the ninth inning Friday night.

Jed Lowrie singled home the winning run in the bottom half of the inning after Boog Powell's tying home run, and the A's snapped the AL West-leading Astros' seven-game winning streak with a 9-8 victory.

''It's a frustrating loss for us, that's really one way to describe it,'' Reddick said. ''Put up nine runs but those guys just hung around, had big hits in the right spot and that's what you got to do to win the game. We had some big hits as well. But they just got it in the last at-bat and ended up being on top. We've got to put it behind us and come back out here tomorrow.''

Reddick hit a go-ahead double with two outs in the ninth inning after an earlier two-run homer and another run-scoring double, but the typically sharp Astros bullpen couldn't come through in the bottom half. Lowrie notched his second game-ending hit this season and fifth of his career facing Ken Giles (1-3).

''That's going to be the key, is just continuing to have those quality at-bats and not give any away,'' Lowrie said. ''It's easy to kind of deflate as an offense after giving up a run late like that, but we have guys who grind it out.''

Marcus Semien hit a tying grand slam in the seventh for Oakland.

Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel also had two-run homers for the Astros on a night starter Collin McHugh exited after just three innings because of a fingernail injury.

Reddick doubled in the third, homered in the fifth and doubled again against winning pitcher Blake Treinen (2-4).

Michael Feliz returned from the disabled list and relieved McHugh, whose right middle fingernail pulled apart from the skin.

The Astros had their 10-game winning streak at the Coliseum snapped - their longest unbeaten run at any road ballpark since taking 11 in a row at Cincinnati from 2007-09.

''We hadn't lost here in a long time. We'd played really well recently, a couple chances we lost in big moments,'' Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. ''Very winnable game. It just didn't work out.''

Matt Chapman had a two-run homer in the second among his three hits for the A's, then Matt Joyce homered leading off the third as Oakland won a second straight. The A's snapped their season-long eight-game losing streak Wednesday against the Angels.

Jharel Cotton surrendered three home runs for a second straight start and fourth time overall this year to match his season high. The right-hander allowed seven runs and seven hits in five innings, struck out four and walked three.

The Astros bullpen hadn't allowed a run in five games before Semien's third career slam and second this year.

McHugh is 13-0 in 17 September and October regular-season starts with the Astros - 11-0 in 15 September starts for Houston. His five-game winning streak against the A's remained intact.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: C/DH Evan Gattis, on the disabled list for the second time because of an injured right wrist after missing time last month with a concussion, is slated to come off the DL on Saturday and scheduled to be in the lineup Sunday. ... 3B Alex Bregman had a scheduled day off. ... Houston activated RHP Feliz (shoulder discomfort) from the 10-day DL. ''Nice to get Michael back,'' Hinch said, noting the pitcher improved his slider.

Athletics: OF Jake Smolinski, out all season following right shoulder surgery, is throwing to bases and playing catch to about 135 feet still with the hopes he will play the outfield by mid-month to get a couple of weeks out there before the season ends. ''We were always targeting Sept. 15,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''This was a big step for him.''

UP NEXT

The teams play their first doubleheader against each other Saturday to make up an April 16 rainout. Oakland also played a doubleheader June 10, when it split with Tampa Bay. Part of why the teams agreed to this day was the expanded September rosters with ample pitching options.

Melvin planned to use some players he hasn't before, with a couple of lineups already in mind that could be altered as necessary.

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AstrosHOU86-54
2030200018110
AthleticsOAK60-80
02100040X9140
  • W: B. Treinen (2-6)L: K. Giles (1-3)
  • HR: HOU - J. Reddick (13), J. Altuve (22), Y. Gurriel (17), OAK - M. Joyce (23), M. Semien (6), M. Chapman (11), B. Powell (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF32200101.297.379.546.9256.0
J. Altuve 2B52221002.352.412.563.97510.0
C. Correa SS51100034.308.387.539.9260.5
J. Reddick LF32341200.317.363.490.85316.0
Y. Gurriel 1B51121005.290.323.480.8027.0
A. Bregman 3B00000000.284.354.474.8280.0
M. Gonzalez 1B40000010.293.363.519.882-0.5
C. Beltran DH40000010.231.284.391.674-0.5
B. McCann C30200100.243.330.421.7513.0
J. Marisnick PR00000000.246.323.504.8272.0
J. Centeno C00000000.217.280.348.6280.0
C. Maybin CF40000023.233.330.368.698-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS52241000.260.337.395.73211.0
    M. Joyce RF41211110.243.342.481.8238.5
    J. Lowrie 2B50110001.274.353.439.7922.0
    K. Davis LF30100100.242.332.529.8602.0
    M. Olson 1B40000003.252.325.583.9070.0
    R. Healy DH41300000.269.299.457.7565.0
    F. Barreto DH00000000.163.226.327.5530.0
    B. Maxwell C31000113.238.333.337.6701.5
    M. Chapman 3B42321001.242.313.484.79610.0
    B. Powell CF42211002.265.357.357.7148.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Altuve (37), J. Reddick 2 (30)
      • HR - J. Altuve (22), J. Reddick (13), Y. Gurriel (17)
      • RBI - J. Altuve 2 (74), J. Reddick 4 (78), Y. Gurriel 2 (65)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Reddick 2 (31), Y. Gurriel 2 (33)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Joyce (29), R. Healy (26)
      • HR - M. Semien (6), M. Joyce (23), M. Chapman (11), B. Powell (2)
      • RBI - M. Semien 4 (31), M. Joyce (63), J. Lowrie (51), M. Chapman 2 (29), B. Powell (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Marisnick (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - C. Correa, Y. Gurriel, J. Altuve
      FIELDING
      • DP - M. Olson, M. Semien, J. Lowrie, J. Cotton, M. Chapman
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. McHugh3.04331123.611.271.5
      M. Feliz1.02000004.931.491.0
      T. Sipp1.00000106.271.273.5
      M. Fiers1.02221004.871.39-2.0
      L. Gregerson (BS, 3)1.02220014.121.37-1.0
      J. Musgrove1.01000004.861.342.0
      K. Giles (L, 1-3) (BS, 4)0.03221012.631.01-11.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. McHugh3.0
      M. Feliz1.0
      T. Sipp1.0
      M. Fiers1.0
      L. Gregerson (BS, 3)1.0
      J. Musgrove1.0
      K. Giles (L, 1-3) (BS, 4)0.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Cotton5.07773435.901.480.0
      R. Alcantara2.010011013.001.894.5
      D. Coulombe0.21000003.751.25-1.0
      L. Hendriks0.10000104.761.360.5
      B. Treinen (W, 2-6)1.02110104.481.407.5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. McHugh 50-34, M. Feliz 12-8, T. Sipp 11-7, M. Fiers 21-10, L. Gregerson 15-8, J. Musgrove 13-10, K. Giles 10-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. McHugh 2-6, M. Feliz 1-1, T. Sipp 1-1, M. Fiers 1-1, L. Gregerson 1-2, J. Musgrove 3-0
      • Batters Faced - C. McHugh 14, M. Feliz 4, T. Sipp 3, M. Fiers 5, L. Gregerson 5, J. Musgrove 4, K. Giles 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - R. Alcantara
      • HBP - R. Alcantara (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cotton 97-66, R. Alcantara 18-14, D. Coulombe 18-11, L. Hendriks 6-3, B. Treinen 11-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cotton 7-3, R. Alcantara 3-1, D. Coulombe 2-0, B. Treinen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Cotton 24, R. Alcantara 8, D. Coulombe 3, L. Hendriks, B. Treinen 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      AstrosHOU86-54
      2030200018110
      AthleticsOAK60-80
      02100040X9140
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Springer RF32200101.297.379.546.9256.0
      J. Altuve 2B52221002.352.412.563.97510.0
      C. Correa SS51100034.308.387.539.9260.5
      J. Reddick LF32341200.317.363.490.85316.0
      Y. Gurriel 1B51121005.290.323.480.8027.0
      A. Bregman 3B00000000.284.354.474.8280.0
      M. Gonzalez 1B40000010.293.363.519.882-0.5
      C. Beltran DH40000010.231.284.391.674-0.5
      B. McCann C30200100.243.330.421.7513.0
      J. Marisnick PR00000000.246.323.504.8272.0
      J. Centeno C00000000.217.280.348.6280.0
      C. Maybin CF40000023.233.330.368.698-1.0
      Total36811834715-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Semien SS52241000.260.337.395.73211.0
        M. Joyce RF41211110.243.342.481.8238.5
        J. Lowrie 2B50110001.274.353.439.7922.0
        K. Davis LF30100100.242.332.529.8602.0
        M. Olson 1B40000003.252.325.583.9070.0
        R. Healy DH41300000.269.299.457.7565.0
        F. Barreto DH00000000.163.226.327.5530.0
        B. Maxwell C31000113.238.333.337.6701.5
        M. Chapman 3B42321001.242.313.484.79610.0
        B. Powell CF42211002.265.357.357.7148.0
        Total36914943210-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Altuve (37), J. Reddick 2 (30)
          • HR - J. Altuve (22), J. Reddick (13), Y. Gurriel (17)
          • RBI - J. Altuve 2 (74), J. Reddick 4 (78), Y. Gurriel 2 (65)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Reddick 2 (31), Y. Gurriel 2 (33)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Joyce (29), R. Healy (26)
          • HR - M. Semien (6), M. Joyce (23), M. Chapman (11), B. Powell (2)
          • RBI - M. Semien 4 (31), M. Joyce (63), J. Lowrie (51), M. Chapman 2 (29), B. Powell (4)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Marisnick (9)
          FIELDING
          • DP - C. Correa, Y. Gurriel, J. Altuve
          FIELDING
          • DP - M. Olson, M. Semien, J. Lowrie, J. Cotton, M. Chapman
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. McHugh3.04331123.611.271.5
          M. Feliz1.02000004.931.491.0
          T. Sipp1.00000106.271.273.5
          M. Fiers1.02221004.871.39-2.0
          L. Gregerson (BS, 3)1.02220014.121.37-1.0
          J. Musgrove1.01000004.861.342.0
          K. Giles (L, 1-3) (BS, 4)0.03221012.631.01-11.0
          Total8.01499324---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. McHugh3.0
          M. Feliz1.0
          T. Sipp1.0
          M. Fiers1.0
          L. Gregerson (BS, 3)1.0
          J. Musgrove1.0
          K. Giles (L, 1-3) (BS, 4)0.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Cotton5.07773435.901.480.0
          R. Alcantara2.010011013.001.894.5
          D. Coulombe0.21000003.751.25-1.0
          L. Hendriks0.10000104.761.360.5
          B. Treinen (W, 2-6)1.02110104.481.407.5
          Total9.01188473---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Cotton5.0
          R. Alcantara2.0
          D. Coulombe0.2
          L. Hendriks0.1
          B. Treinen (W, 2-6)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. McHugh 50-34, M. Feliz 12-8, T. Sipp 11-7, M. Fiers 21-10, L. Gregerson 15-8, J. Musgrove 13-10, K. Giles 10-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. McHugh 2-6, M. Feliz 1-1, T. Sipp 1-1, M. Fiers 1-1, L. Gregerson 1-2, J. Musgrove 3-0
          • Batters Faced - C. McHugh 14, M. Feliz 4, T. Sipp 3, M. Fiers 5, L. Gregerson 5, J. Musgrove 4, K. Giles 4
          PITCHING
          • IBB - R. Alcantara
          • HBP - R. Alcantara (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cotton 97-66, R. Alcantara 18-14, D. Coulombe 18-11, L. Hendriks 6-3, B. Treinen 11-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cotton 7-3, R. Alcantara 3-1, D. Coulombe 2-0, B. Treinen 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Cotton 24, R. Alcantara 8, D. Coulombe 3, L. Hendriks, B. Treinen 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Lowrie singled to center, Semien scored, Joyce to second89
            Powell homered to right88
            Reddick doubled to right, Springer scored, Reddick to third87
          • 7TH INNING
            Semien homered to left, Maxwell, Chapman and Powell scored77
          • 5TH INNING
            Reddick homered to right, Correa scored73
          • 3RD INNING
            Joyce homered to center53
            Gurriel homered to left, Reddick scored52
            Reddick doubled to left, Altuve scored32
          • 2ND INNING
            Chapman homered to center, Healy scored22
          • 1ST INNING
            Altuve homered to left center, Springer scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Blake Treinen relieved Liam Hendriks
            • G. Springer: Springer singled to right
            • J. Altuve: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Altuve fouled out to first
            • C. Correa: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul tip, Correa struck out on foul tip
            • J. Reddick: Reddick doubled to right, Springer scored, Reddick to third
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Gurriel grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Alex Bregman at third
            • Ken Giles relieved Joe Musgrove
            • B. Powell: Strike looking, Foul, Powell homered to right
            • M. Semien: Semien singled to left
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked, Semien to second
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie singled to center, Semien scored, Joyce to second
          • 8TH INNING
            • Daniel Coulombe relieved Raul Alcantara
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
            • C. Beltran: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beltran grounded out to shortstop
            • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McCann singled to center
            • Liam Hendriks relieved Daniel Coulombe
            • Jake Marisnick ran for Brian McCann
            • C. Maybin: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marisnick stole second, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Musgrove relieved Luke Gregerson
            • Juan Centeno catching
            • M. Olson: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Olson grounded out to second
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy doubled to right
            • Franklin Barreto ran for Ryon Healy
            • B. Maxwell: Strike looking, Ball, Maxwell grounded out to first, Barreto to third
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chapman grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • R. Alcantara Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Ball, Springer hit by pitch
            • J. Altuve: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Altuve doubled to deep right center, Springer to third
            • C. Correa: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Reddick intentionally walked
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel grounded into double play third to second to first, Reddick out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • B. Maxwell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maxwell walked
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman singled to left, Maxwell to second
            • Luke Gregerson relieved Mike Fiers
            • B. Powell: Ball, Powell reached on an infield single to second, Maxwell to third, Chapman to second
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Semien homered to left, Maxwell, Chapman and Powell scored
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Joyce lined out to right
            • J. Lowrie: Strike swinging, Ball, Lowrie lined out to center
            • K. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Raul Alcantara relieved Jharel Cotton
            • C. Beltran: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Beltran grounded out to second
            • B. McCann: Ball, McCann lined out to right
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Maybin grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Mike Fiers relieved Tony Sipp
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis singled to left
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Olson lined into double play first, Davis out at first
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Healy grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Cotton Pitching:
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Altuve grounded out to third
            • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Foul, Correa singled to center
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Reddick homered to right, Correa scored
            • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tony Sipp relieved Michael Feliz
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Joyce struck out looking
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie flied out to deep center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Cotton Pitching:
            • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Foul, Beltran grounded out to shortstop
            • B. McCann: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Springer lined out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Michael Feliz relieved Collin McHugh
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Healy singled to center
            • B. Maxwell: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maxwell flied out to deep center
            • M. Chapman: Foul, Chapman singled to right center, Healy to third
            • B. Powell: Ball, Powell grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Chapman out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Cotton Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Springer reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Altuve reached on fielder's choice to third, Springer out at second
            • C. Correa: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Correa grounded out to pitcher, Altuve to second
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reddick doubled to left, Altuve scored
            • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel homered to left, Reddick scored
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. McHugh Pitching:
            • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Joyce homered to center
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Foul, Lowrie popped out to second
            • K. Davis: Davis flied out to deep center
            • M. Olson: Olson grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Cotton Pitching:
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep center
            • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltran struck out swinging
            • B. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann singled to left
            • C. Maybin: Maybin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, McCann out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. McHugh Pitching:
            • R. Healy: Healy reached on an infield single to third
            • B. Maxwell: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Maxwell struck out swinging
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Chapman homered to center, Healy scored
            • B. Powell: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Powell flied out to deep left
            • M. Semien: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Cotton Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Springer walked
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Altuve homered to left center, Springer scored
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reddick walked
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Gurriel grounded into double play pitcher to second to shortstop to first, Reddick out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. McHugh Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Semien flied out to deep left
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike swinging, Joyce doubled to right
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Lowrie flied out to left
            • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis walked
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Olson flied out to left
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)