Astros walk in 5 runs, lose doubleheader opener to A's 11-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Consecutive losses to the Oakland Athletics have muted whatever momentum the AL-leading Astros built with their seven-game winning streak this week.

This one was a little more concerning to manager A.J. Hinch for a variety of reasons.

Houston's bullpen forced in five runs with bases-loaded walks and the team tied a franchise record with 13 free passes, costing the Astros in their second straight loss to the A's, 11-1 in a doubleheader opener Saturday.

''It wasn't a good game for us,'' Hinch said. ''Certainly, it probably looks a lot worse than it was for most of the game. It wasn't our day. They beat us on all facets of the game this game.''

Oakland led 3-1 before Tyler Clippard issued the first bases-loaded walk to Jed Lowrie in the sixth inning. Reymin Guduan brought in three more while allowing five straight walks on 28 pitches in the eighth. Infielder J.D. Davis relieved Guduan and struck out Marcus Semien and Khris Davis, but also allowed another run by walking Chad Pinder.

Houston tied the franchise mark for walks set on May 4, 1975 against the San Francisco Giants. The Astros entered the series with a seven-game winning streak, and their magic number remains at eight.

''It's coming down to it,'' losing pitcher Charlie Morton said. ''I think we really just want to finish the year going in the playoffs on our own streak, get in a groove and continue on in October.''

Morton (11-7) took the loss by allowing three runs in five innings.

Daniel Gossett (4-8) had a career-high seven strikeouts and allowed one run over six-plus innings for his first win since Aug. 2 and the A's third straight overall.

''Maybe not his best command at times, got behind some guys, but made some big pitches when he had to,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''You looked up, there were a lot of 2-1, 2-0 counts, but he was able to recover.''

Khris Davis hit a two-run single in the sixth to become the first Oakland player in nearly 15 years with 100 RBIs or more in consecutive seasons. Davis has 101 RBIs this season after he drove in 102 in 2016, the first A's player to have 100 or more in back-to-back seasons since Eric Chavez and Miguel Tejada in 2002-03.

Alex Bregman doubled in the Astros' run. It's only the second time in the past 20 games that Houston has been held under two runs.

Morton struck out three straight batters following a leadoff double in the first but allowed three runs in the second when the Astros made a pair of errors. Morton made one of them when he bobbled Semien's soft comebacker and was late throwing to the plate.

''That's not frustrating when errors happen ... it is when you make the error,'' Morton said. ''It's frustrating when you can't make pitches.''

BIG ARM

J.D. Davis ran his fastball up to 93 mph, and even mixed in a changeup and breaking ball while striking out Khris Davis. It was the second pitching appearance this year for the Astros infielder, and he's struck out three of the seven batters he's faced. He also punched out Texas' Shin-Soo Choo in a game Aug. 29.

MAKING UP

The second half of the doubleheader was a makeup for an April 16 game that was rained out - the first at the Coliseum since 2014.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: Catcher Juan Centeno was being examined for a concussion after being hit in the head by Lowrie's bat on a follow-through swing in the second inning. Max Stassi replaced Centeno. ... Evan Gattis was activated off the disabled list after being out due to soreness in his right wrist and is scheduled to DH on Sunday. The veteran catcher went on the DL five days after coming off it following a three-week stint due to a concussion.

UP NEXT

LHP Dallas Keuchel (12-3, 2.88 ERA) pitches the finale for the Astros on Sunday while the A's counter with RHP Kendall Graveman (4-4, 4.70 ERA). Keuchel is 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA in three starts against Oakland this season.

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AstrosHOU86-55
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AthleticsOAK61-80
03000305X11110
  • W: D. Gossett (4-8)L: C. Morton (11-7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF30000111.296.378.543.9210.5
A. Bregman 3B40110012.284.354.474.8282.5
J. Altuve 2B40100013.351.411.560.9720.5
C. Correa DH40000033.305.383.533.916-1.5
M. Gonzalez SS30100110.294.364.517.8821.5
T. White 1B40100012.325.364.6501.0141.5
D. Fisher LF30000113.213.320.361.6810.5
J. Marisnick CF30000023.242.319.498.817-1.0
J. Centeno C0000-000.217.280.348.000-
M. Stassi C21100100.222.391.6111.0023.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS31100314.261.343.398.7427.5
    M. Joyce RF31000134.241.342.477.8190.5
    a- C. Pinder RF10010102.245.297.460.7572.0
    J. Lowrie 2B41110123.273.353.439.7924.0
    b- J. Wendle 2B101100001.0001.0001.0002.0002.0
    K. Davis LF60220035.243.332.526.8582.5
    M. Canha LF00000000.202.246.395.6410.0
    M. Olson 1B32200202.261.340.592.9317.0
    R. Healy DH41000136.267.299.453.7510.5
    M. Chapman 3B42120103.242.314.489.8038.0
    B. Powell CF43220100.275.368.373.7409.0
    J. Phegley C30110201.205.261.348.6095.0
    • a-flied out for Joyce in the 7th
    • b-singled for Lowrie in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Bregman (34), T. White (4)
    • RBI - A. Bregman (57)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Semien (16), J. Lowrie (43), M. Olson (2), B. Powell (4), J. Phegley (10)
    • 3B - M. Chapman (2)
    • RBI - C. Pinder (34), J. Lowrie (52), J. Wendle, K. Davis 2 (101), M. Chapman 2 (31), B. Powell 2 (6), J. Phegley (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Pinder (7), J. Wendle
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - J. Altuve (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Semien (10)
    FIELDING
    • E - C. Morton (3), T. White (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - M. Olson, J. Lowrie, M. Chapman
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Morton (L, 11-7)5.06323803.861.253.0
    T. Clippard0.11333005.131.40-7.0
    J. Hoyt1.12001104.841.320.5
    R. Guduan0.21555108.562.34-10.5
    J. Davis0.21001200.001.20-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Morton (L, 11-7)5.0
    T. Clippard0.1
    J. Hoyt1.1
    R. Guduan0.2
    J. Davis0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Gossett (W, 4-8)6.05113705.021.5322.5
    R. Dull2.00000204.931.217.0
    S. Castro1.00001203.251.123.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Gossett (W, 4-8)6.0
    R. Dull2.0
    S. Castro1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Morton (4), R. Guduan (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 110-70, T. Clippard 27-12, J. Hoyt 22-12, R. Guduan 39-14, J. Davis 24-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 5-3, T. Clippard 1-0, J. Hoyt 2-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Morton 25, T. Clippard 5, J. Hoyt 7, R. Guduan 8, J. Davis 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Gossett (9)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Gossett 99-55, R. Dull 19-13, S. Castro 20-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Gossett 5-5, R. Dull 2-1, S. Castro 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Gossett 25, R. Dull 5, S. Castro 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    AstrosHOU86-55
    000010000152
    AthleticsOAK61-80
    03000305X11110
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer RF30000111.296.378.543.9210.5
    A. Bregman 3B40110012.284.354.474.8282.5
    J. Altuve 2B40100013.351.411.560.9720.5
    C. Correa DH40000033.305.383.533.916-1.5
    M. Gonzalez SS30100110.294.364.517.8821.5
    T. White 1B40100012.325.364.6501.0141.5
    D. Fisher LF30000113.213.320.361.6810.5
    J. Marisnick CF30000023.242.319.498.817-1.0
    J. Centeno C0000-000.217.280.348.000-
    M. Stassi C21100100.222.391.6111.0023.0
    Total30151041117-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Semien SS31100314.261.343.398.7427.5
      M. Joyce RF31000134.241.342.477.8190.5
      a- C. Pinder RF10010102.245.297.460.7572.0
      J. Lowrie 2B41110123.273.353.439.7924.0
      b- J. Wendle 2B101100001.0001.0001.0002.0002.0
      K. Davis LF60220035.243.332.526.8582.5
      M. Canha LF00000000.202.246.395.6410.0
      M. Olson 1B32200202.261.340.592.9317.0
      R. Healy DH41000136.267.299.453.7510.5
      M. Chapman 3B42120103.242.314.489.8038.0
      B. Powell CF43220100.275.368.373.7409.0
      J. Phegley C30110201.205.261.348.6095.0
      Total361111100131230-----
      • a-flied out for Joyce in the 7th
      • b-singled for Lowrie in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Bregman (34), T. White (4)
      • RBI - A. Bregman (57)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (16), J. Lowrie (43), M. Olson (2), B. Powell (4), J. Phegley (10)
      • 3B - M. Chapman (2)
      • RBI - C. Pinder (34), J. Lowrie (52), J. Wendle, K. Davis 2 (101), M. Chapman 2 (31), B. Powell 2 (6), J. Phegley (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Pinder (7), J. Wendle
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - J. Altuve (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Semien (10)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Morton (3), T. White (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - M. Olson, J. Lowrie, M. Chapman
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Morton (L, 11-7)5.06323803.861.253.0
      T. Clippard0.11333005.131.40-7.0
      J. Hoyt1.12001104.841.320.5
      R. Guduan0.21555108.562.34-10.5
      J. Davis0.21001200.001.20-1.0
      Total8.011111013120---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Morton (L, 11-7)5.0
      T. Clippard0.1
      J. Hoyt1.1
      R. Guduan0.2
      J. Davis0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Gossett (W, 4-8)6.05113705.021.5322.5
      R. Dull2.00000204.931.217.0
      S. Castro1.00001203.251.123.0
      Total9.05114110---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Gossett (W, 4-8)6.0
      R. Dull2.0
      S. Castro1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Morton (4), R. Guduan (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 110-70, T. Clippard 27-12, J. Hoyt 22-12, R. Guduan 39-14, J. Davis 24-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 5-3, T. Clippard 1-0, J. Hoyt 2-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Morton 25, T. Clippard 5, J. Hoyt 7, R. Guduan 8, J. Davis 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Gossett (9)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Gossett 99-55, R. Dull 19-13, S. Castro 20-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Gossett 5-5, R. Dull 2-1, S. Castro 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Gossett 25, R. Dull 5, S. Castro 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Wendle singled to left, Powell scored, Phegley to third, Pinder to second111
        Pinder walked, Chapman scored, Powell to third, Phegley to second110
        Phegley walked, Healy scored, Chapman to third, Powell to second19
        Powell walked, Olson scored, Healy to third, Chapman to second18
        Chapman walked, Lowrie scored, Olson to third, Healy to second17
      • 6TH INNING
        Davis singled to center, Semien and Joyce scored, Lowrie to second16
        Lowrie walked, Powell scored, Semien to third, Joyce to second14
      • 5TH INNING
        Bregman doubled to left center, Stassi scored13
      • 2ND INNING
        Semien reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Powell scored, Phegley to second on Morton fielding error03
        Powell singled to left, Chapman scored02
        Chapman tripled to deep right, Olson scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mark Canha in left
        • Simon Castro relieved Ryan Dull
        • C. Correa: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, White reached on fielder's choice to second, Gonzalez out at second
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Fisher struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Chad Pinder hit for Matt Joyce
        • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Springer popped out to second
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
        • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Altuve struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Guduan Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie doubled to deep left
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
        • M. Olson: Ball, Lowrie to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson walked
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Healy walked, Olson to second
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked, Lowrie scored, Olson to third, Healy to second
        • B. Powell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Powell walked, Olson scored, Healy to third, Chapman to second
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Phegley walked, Healy scored, Chapman to third, Powell to second
        • J.D. Davis relieved Reymin Guduan
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pinder walked, Chapman scored, Powell to third, Phegley to second
        • Joey Wendle hit for Jed Lowrie
        • J. Wendle: Wendle singled to left, Powell scored, Phegley to third, Pinder to second
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (5 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Gossett Pitching:
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Fisher walked
        • Ryan Dull relieved Daniel Gossett
        • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick grounded into double play third to second to first, Fisher out at second
        • M. Stassi: Stassi grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hoyt Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Powell: Powell grounded out to second
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Phegley doubled to left
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • Reymin Guduan relieved James Hoyt
        • C. Pinder: Chad Pinder facing Reymin Guduan
        • M. Joyce: Foul, Ball, Joyce flied out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Gossett Pitching:
        • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Correa fouled out to first
        • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to first
        • T. White: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, White grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Charlie Morton
        • B. Powell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Powell doubled to center
        • J. Phegley: Foul, Foul, Foul, Phegley grounded out to second, Powell to third
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Semien walked
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Semien stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked, Powell scored, Semien to third, Joyce to second
        • James Hoyt relieved Tyler Clippard
        • K. Davis: Davis singled to center, Semien and Joyce scored, Lowrie to second
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Olson flied out to deep left
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Gossett Pitching:
        • M. Stassi: Ball, Ball, Stassi singled to center
        • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Stassi to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Springer flied out to right
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Bregman doubled to left center, Stassi scored
        • J. Altuve: Altuve reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bregman out at third
        • C. Correa: Ball, Altuve picked off at first, pitcher to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Lowrie grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Davis singled to left center
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Olson singled to right, Davis to third
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Olson to second on wild pitch, Chapman lined out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Gossett Pitching:
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • T. White: Ball, Ball, White doubled to left center
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fisher grounded out to first, White to third
        • J. Marisnick: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • B. Powell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Powell lined out to left
        • J. Phegley: Phegley grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • M. Joyce: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Joyce struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Gossett Pitching:
        • M. Stassi: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Stassi walked
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Springer walked, Stassi to second
        • A. Bregman: Bregman flied out to left, Stassi to third, Springer to second
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Altuve grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Davis fouled out to catcher
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Olson walked
        • R. Healy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Chapman reached on fielder's choice to third, Olson out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Gossett Pitching:
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gonzalez singled to center
        • T. White: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Fisher flied out to deep left, Gonzalez to second
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Olson doubled to deep right center
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Healy grounded out to second, Olson to third
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman tripled to deep right, Olson scored
        • B. Powell: Ball, Powell singled to left, Chapman scored
        • J. Phegley: Powell to third on 1st baseman White fielding error, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Phegley walked
        • M. Semien: Foul, Semien reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Powell scored, Phegley to second on Morton fielding error
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Foul
        • Lowrie struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 2 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Gossett Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bregman lined out to third
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Altuve singled to center
        • C. Correa: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Correa struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Semien doubled to deep left
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Lowrie struck out looking
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)