Springer goes 6 for 6, ties Astros mark in 16-2 rout of A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) George Springer came up short in three attempts at completing the cycle with a triple. The Astros' leadoff man settled for a spot in the team's record book instead.

Springer went 6 for 6 with a home run to match a Houston mark as the Astros routed the Oakland Athletics 16-2 on Monday night.

''I don't even know how to explain it,'' Springer said. ''I'm happy to get six hits in a week, let alone six hits in a game. I'm pretty speechless, to be honest.''

Last year's World Series MVP doubled and scored in the first inning, hit a three-run homer in the second and then singled and scored in the fourth. Needing a triple for the cycle, he reached on infield singles in the fifth and seventh before adding a fourth single up the middle in the ninth.

Springer's batting average jumped from .264 to .292. He became the second player in club history to go 6 for 6 and the first to do it in a nine-inning game. Hall of Famer Joe Morgan accomplished the feat in a 12-inning game against the Milwaukee Braves on July 8, 1965.

''It was a remarkable night,'' Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. ''You don't see that many at-bats and then on top of that, that many hits, in a lot of different ways, different parts of the ballpark. He's obviously seeing the ball really well.''

Three-time batting champ Jose Altuve was in awe.

''Six hits, that's so crazy,'' Altuve said. ''How do you get six hits? That was impressive.''

Springer was given the ball from his sixth hit.

''I'll save it,'' he said. ''I don't think I'll ever sniff (six hits) again. For me to get six, that means that the guys behind me were productive as well. It was a good night for the team.''

Marwin Gonzalez also went deep and matched his career high of five RBIs. Derek Fisher hit his third home run and Max Stassi doubled twice and scored two runs for the Astros.

Houston set season highs for runs and hits (20) in its most lopsided win this season. The Astros beat the A's 11-0 on April 28.

Dallas Keuchel (2-5) yielded one run and five hits over eight innings. The Houston left-hander, who gave up three homers and six runs the last time he faced the A's on April 27, struck out four and walked two.

''I owed them a butt whipping so that was nice,'' Keuchel said. ''I've been attacking the inside part of the plate with the cutter, the two-seamer and the four-seamer. That's allowed me to put doubt in the hitters' minds.''

Jonathan Lucroy had two hits and an RBI for Oakland.

The A's played without outfielder Stephen Piscotty, whose mother died late Sunday night, less than a year after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Gretchen Piscotty was diagnosed with ALS in May 2017 when her son was with St. Louis. The Cardinals traded him to Oakland in December in part to allow Piscotty to be closer to his home in the East Bay suburb of Pleasanton during his mother's terminal illness.

Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the fourth, when the Astros scored six runs.

Oakland lefty Brett Anderson (0-1) failed to make it out of the fourth in his first start at the Coliseum in an A's uniform since Sept. 22, 2013. Anderson allowed seven earned runs and 10 hits.

''I didn't have any pitches to finish them off,'' he said. ''Nobody should feel comfortable enough in there to get six hits whether or not they're Tony Gwynn with Billy Hamilton's speed, regardless of who's out there.''

REDDICK'S MOMENT

Astros right fielder Josh Reddick, who spent five seasons in Oakland and was recently selected to the A's 50th anniversary team, was given his jersey for being on the squad by general manager David Forst during a brief pregame ceremony.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: LHP Ryan Buchter (strained left shoulder) continues to do strength and conditioning work but has not resumed throwing.

UP NEXT

LHP Sean Manaea (4-3, 1.63 ERA) makes his first start in Oakland since pitching the majors' first no-hitter this season on April 21. Manaea has a 12-inning hitless streak at the Coliseum. RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (4-1, 3.73) gets the ball for Houston. The 2017 All-Star has gone at least six innings in each of his four starts this season.

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  • W: D. Keuchel (2-5)L: B. Anderson (0-1)
  • HR: HOU - M. Gonzalez (3), G. Springer (8), D. Fisher (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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J. Altuve 2B62210004.322.378.423.8015.0
C. Correa SS32100102.300.373.508.8804.0
D. Fisher LF21111012.190.226.448.6745.5
Y. Gurriel 1B42110203.279.323.395.7186.0
A. Bregman 3B50220102.259.375.385.7607.0
M. Gonzalez LF-SS61351002.248.338.368.70612.0
E. Gattis DH50100012.187.260.275.5350.5
J. Reddick RF22100201.234.346.421.7675.0
J. Marisnick RF10000011.151.162.301.464-0.5
M. Stassi C52210011.255.345.451.7966.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS50100003.262.315.383.6981.0
    C. Pinder RF-3B41200001.298.344.526.8714.0
    J. Lowrie 2B30000113.345.401.590.9910.5
    K. Davis DH30010001.210.290.457.7471.0
    a- B. Maxwell PH-DH10100000.188.229.281.5102.0
    M. Chapman 3B20000001.228.319.441.7600.0
    M. Joyce RF20000000.193.339.341.6800.0
    M. Olson 1B40000020.248.336.397.732-1.0
    M. Canha LF41100010.278.321.519.8402.5
    J. Lucroy C30210101.298.365.404.7705.0
    J. Smolinski CF40100012.121.171.212.3840.5
    • a-doubled for Davis in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Springer (9), A. Bregman 2 (11), M. Stassi 2 (4)
    • HR - G. Springer (8), D. Fisher (3), M. Gonzalez (3)
    • RBI - G. Springer 3 (24), J. Altuve (17), D. Fisher (9), Y. Gurriel (11), A. Bregman 2 (15), M. Gonzalez 5 (22), M. Stassi (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Gurriel (3), A. Bregman 2 (9), M. Gonzalez 4 (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Pinder (4), B. Maxwell (3), M. Canha (4), J. Lucroy (10)
    • RBI - K. Davis (30), J. Lucroy (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (4)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - G. Springer (2)
    • E - A. Bregman 2 (7)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Olson (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Keuchel (W, 2-5)8.05112403.531.1828.0
    T. Sipp1.03110105.681.42-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Keuchel (W, 2-5)8.0
    T. Sipp1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Anderson (L, 0-1)3.010973018.682.04-16.0
    C. Hatcher3.03201016.552.095.0
    W. Font2.275524112.602.07-6.0
    D. Coulombe0.10000006.391.420.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Anderson (L, 0-1)3.0
    C. Hatcher3.0
    W. Font2.2
    D. Coulombe0.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 101-66, T. Sipp 18-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 13-7
    • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 31, T. Sipp 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - B. Anderson
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 61-38, C. Hatcher 40-29, W. Font 72-44, D. Coulombe 2-2
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 5-2, C. Hatcher 5-4, W. Font 3-1
    • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 20, C. Hatcher 13, W. Font 17, D. Coulombe
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    23060002316202
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF64631000.292.351.506.85717.0
    J. Altuve 2B62210004.322.378.423.8015.0
    C. Correa SS32100102.300.373.508.8804.0
    D. Fisher LF21111012.190.226.448.6745.5
    Y. Gurriel 1B42110203.279.323.395.7186.0
    A. Bregman 3B50220102.259.375.385.7607.0
    M. Gonzalez LF-SS61351002.248.338.368.70612.0
    E. Gattis DH50100012.187.260.275.5350.5
    J. Reddick RF22100201.234.346.421.7675.0
    J. Marisnick RF10000011.151.162.301.464-0.5
    M. Stassi C52210011.255.345.451.7966.5
    Total4516201436420-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Semien SS50100003.262.315.383.6981.0
      C. Pinder RF-3B41200001.298.344.526.8714.0
      J. Lowrie 2B30000113.345.401.590.9910.5
      K. Davis DH30010001.210.290.457.7471.0
      a- B. Maxwell PH-DH10100000.188.229.281.5102.0
      M. Chapman 3B20000001.228.319.441.7600.0
      M. Joyce RF20000000.193.339.341.6800.0
      M. Olson 1B40000020.248.336.397.732-1.0
      M. Canha LF41100010.278.321.519.8402.5
      J. Lucroy C30210101.298.365.404.7705.0
      J. Smolinski CF40100012.121.171.212.3840.5
      Total3528202512-----
      HITTERSAB
      M. Semien SS5
      C. Pinder RF-3B4
      J. Lowrie 2B3
      K. Davis DH3
      a- B. Maxwell PH-DH1
      M. Chapman 3B2
      M. Joyce RF2
      M. Olson 1B4
      M. Canha LF4
      J. Lucroy C3
      J. Smolinski CF4
      Total35
      • a-doubled for Davis in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Springer (9), A. Bregman 2 (11), M. Stassi 2 (4)
      • HR - G. Springer (8), D. Fisher (3), M. Gonzalez (3)
      • RBI - G. Springer 3 (24), J. Altuve (17), D. Fisher (9), Y. Gurriel (11), A. Bregman 2 (15), M. Gonzalez 5 (22), M. Stassi (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Gurriel (3), A. Bregman 2 (9), M. Gonzalez 4 (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Pinder (4), B. Maxwell (3), M. Canha (4), J. Lucroy (10)
      • RBI - K. Davis (30), J. Lucroy (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - G. Springer (2)
      • E - A. Bregman 2 (7)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Olson (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Keuchel (W, 2-5)8.05112403.531.1828.0
      T. Sipp1.03110105.681.42-0.5
      Total9.0822250---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Keuchel (W, 2-5)8.0
      T. Sipp1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson (L, 0-1)3.010973018.682.04-16.0
      C. Hatcher3.03201016.552.095.0
      W. Font2.275524112.602.07-6.0
      D. Coulombe0.10000006.391.420.0
      Total9.0201612643---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson (L, 0-1)3.0
      C. Hatcher3.0
      W. Font2.2
      D. Coulombe0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 101-66, T. Sipp 18-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 13-7
      • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 31, T. Sipp 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Anderson
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 61-38, C. Hatcher 40-29, W. Font 72-44, D. Coulombe 2-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 5-2, C. Hatcher 5-4, W. Font 3-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 20, C. Hatcher 13, W. Font 17, D. Coulombe
      • 9TH INNING
        Lucroy doubled to deep right, Canha scored162
        Bregman doubled to left center, Altuve and Gurriel scored161
        Gurriel singled to center, Springer scored, Altuve to second141
      • 8TH INNING
        Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop, Gurriel scored131
        Fisher homered to right121
      • 6TH INNING
        Davis grounded out to shortstop, Pinder scored111
      • 4TH INNING
        Gonzalez homered to right, Correa scored110
        Bregman grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Altuve scored, Correa to third, Gurriel out at second90
        Correa reached on fielder's choice to second, Springer scored, Altuve to third on 1st baseman Olson fielding error80
        Altuve singled to left, Stassi scored, Springer to second70
        Stassi doubled to deep left, Reddick scored60
      • 2ND INNING
        Springer homered to left center, Reddick and Stassi scored50
      • 1ST INNING
        Gonzalez singled to left center, Springer and Correa scored, Bregman to third20
      • 9TH INNING
        • W. Font Pitching:
        • M. Stassi: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Stassi grounded out to third
        • G. Springer: Ball, Strike swinging, Springer singled to center
        • J. Altuve: Foul, Ball, Altuve singled to center, Springer to second
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fisher struck out swinging
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel singled to center, Springer scored, Altuve to second
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Bregman doubled to left center, Altuve and Gurriel scored
        • Danny Coulombe relieved Wilmer Font
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez lined out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tony Sipp relieved Dallas Keuchel
        • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Joyce fouled out to left
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Olson struck out on foul tip
        • M. Canha: Ball, Canha doubled to deep left
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Lucroy doubled to deep right, Canha scored
        • J. Smolinski: Ball, Smolinski singled to shallow center, Lucroy to third
        • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Semien flied out to center
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • W. Font Pitching:
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fisher homered to right
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gurriel walked
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bregman doubled to deep left, Gurriel to third
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop, Gurriel scored
        • E. Gattis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gattis struck out looking
        • J. Marisnick: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien flied out to right
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Pinder singled to center
        • J. Lowrie: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lowrie flied out to deep center
        • Bruce Maxwell hit for Khris Davis
        • B. Maxwell: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maxwell doubled to deep left, Pinder out at home
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Wilmer Font relieved Chris Hatcher
        • E. Gattis: Ball, Strike swinging, Gattis grounded out to third
        • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reddick walked
        • M. Stassi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
        • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Springer reached on an infield single to shortstop, Reddick to second
        • J. Altuve: Altuve flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jake Marisnick in right
        • M. Olson: Ball, Olson lined out to center
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy singled to left
        • J. Smolinski: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Smolinski grounded into fielder's choice to third, Lucroy out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Matt Joyce in right
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel lined out to third
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Bregman grounded out to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Derek Fisher in left
        • C. Pinder: Pinder doubled to deep left
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Foul, Lowrie grounded out to second, Pinder to third
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop, Pinder scored
        • M. Joyce: Joyce grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Hatcher Pitching:
        • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Stassi flied out to deep right
        • G. Springer: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Springer reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Altuve: Foul, Altuve lined out to center
        • C. Correa: Correa popped out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Canha grounded out to second
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy walked
        • J. Smolinski: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smolinski struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Semien grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Lucroy out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reddick walked
        • M. Stassi: Stassi doubled to deep left, Reddick scored
        • G. Springer: Springer singled to left, Stassi to third
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Altuve singled to left, Stassi scored, Springer to second
        • Chris Hatcher relieved Brett Anderson
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Strike looking, Correa reached on fielder's choice to second, Springer scored, Altuve to third on 1st baseman Olson fielding error
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel walked, Correa to second
        • A. Bregman: Bregman grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Altuve scored, Correa to third, Gurriel out at second
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez homered to right, Correa scored
        • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Foul, Gattis singled to right
        • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reddick flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis safe at first on 3rd baseman Bregman fielding error
        • M. Chapman: Chapman grounded into double play third to second to first, Davis out at second
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez singled to right
        • E. Gattis: Ball, Gattis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Gonzalez out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • J. Smolinski: Strike looking, Smolinski grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien singled to left
        • C. Pinder: Pinder grounded out to pitcher, Semien to second
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Gattis grounded out to first
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Reddick singled to right
        • M. Stassi: Ball, Stassi doubled to left center, Reddick to third
        • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Springer homered to left center, Reddick and Stassi scored
        • J. Altuve: Altuve grounded out to third
        • C. Correa: Foul, Correa reached on an infield single to third, In play
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Chapman popped out to shortstop
        • M. Olson: Foul, Olson flied out to left
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Canha safe at first on 3rd baseman Bregman fielding error
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Foul, Springer doubled to shallow left
        • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Altuve grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Correa: Ball, Foul, Ball, Springer to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Correa walked
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel popped out to first
        • A. Bregman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked, Correa to second
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez singled to left center, Springer and Correa scored, Bregman to third
        • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Ball, Bregman out at home, Bregman out at home
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Semien flied out to deep center
        • C. Pinder: Pinder flied out to left
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
        • K. Davis: Davis grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)