Fisher's homer leads Astros past Athletics 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With several key stars sidelined by injuries, the Houston Astros relied on some lesser-known fill-ins who were in the minors just a week ago.

Derek Fisher hit a tiebreaking homer to lead off the eighth inning after pinch-runner Myles Straw and defensive replacement Jack Mayfield made key plays in the seventh to help the short-handed Astros rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

''They're doing everything they can to make good impressions,'' manager A.J. Hinch said. ''They're really happy to be in the big leagues. There's a lot of talent in this organization. We built that depth. It's coming in handy now.''

The Astros trailed the A's 2-0 heading into the seventh inning on a night they were missing injured stars Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer. But Josh Reddick started the comeback with a solo homer and Tony Kemp tied the game with a double.

That set the stage for Fisher, who sent a drive out to center field against Lou Trivino (2-2) on the first pitch of the eighth to hand the A's their third straight loss following a 10-game winning streak.

''I knew I hit it hard,'' Fisher said. ''I know Ramon (Laureano) tends to pull some crazy plays out of nowhere. Thankfully the ball didn't find a glove, and even better, it went over the wall.''

Hector Rondon (3-1) pitched out of a jam in the seventh with help from a diving stop at shortstop by Mayfield that held Laureano at third base with the infield drawn in. Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth for his 16th save in 17 chances.

Brad Peacock allowed just one run in his previous four starts and pitched around a little bit of trouble in the first two innings. But the A's got to him in the third, ending a stretch of 14 straight scoreless innings.

Robbie Grossman hit an opposite-field single away from the shift with one out and Chapman followed with a no-doubt shot to left field on a 0-2 fastball right down middle. The A's didn't manage anything else against Peacock, who allowed two runs and five hits in six innings.

Houston then tied it in the seventh against Mike Fiers. Josh Reddick snapped an 0-for-15 rut with a solo homer with one out to make it 2-1 and Fiers was replaced by Lou Trevino after issuing a two-out walk to Tyler White. Kemp then hit a drive to left that Grossman took a bad angle on, sending Straw home on an RBI double that tied the game.

''We're not worried, but these games, we've got to lock down, especially late in the game against a team like that,'' Fiers said. ''We can't give them too much. It's a tight game. If we want to win the division, we have to win these games.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: Correa reported to the ballpark in Houston, but is unable to do any work since cracking rib earlier this week. Correa said he was injured while getting a massage at his home Tuesday. He released a video on the YouTube channel of his fiancee, Daniella Rodriguez, on Friday, detailing how the injury occurred and thanking fans for their support. ... Altuve (left hamstring) took grounders before the game; INF Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) and Springer (hamstring) both ran and took some swings; and RHP Joe Smith (Achilles) threw a 20-pitch live BP session at West Palm Beach.

Athletics: OF Khris Davis (left hip) took BP before the game and could be activated as soon as Saturday. ''I think there's a chance,'' manager Bob Melvin said. ''We want to make sure he's not sore tomorrow and feels as good as he did today.''

ROUGH PATCH

One game after allowing five runs in the 11th inning of a loss to the Angels, Trivino gave up the late lead to the Astros when he couldn't keep the lead in the seventh. Melvin isn't worried about one of his most trusted relievers.

''Just a couple balls in the middle of the plate,'' he said. ''He's still throwing hard, still getting good movement, just maybe not precise on the location of where he's throwing.''

UP NEXT

Justin Verlander (8-2, 2.38 ERA), who is tied for second in the majors in wins, gets the start in the middle game of the series for Houston against Brett Anderson (6-3, 3.86 ERA).

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  • W: H. Rondon (3-1)L: L. Trivino (2-2)S: R. Osuna (16)
  • HR: HOU - J. Reddick (5), D. Fisher (1), OAK - M. Chapman (15)
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    M. Chapman 3B31221100.270.354.549.9029.0
    M. Olson 1B30000101.230.330.506.8361.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Kemp (3)
      • HR - D. Fisher, J. Reddick (5)
      • RBI - D. Fisher (3), J. Reddick (17), T. Kemp (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Kemp (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Bregman, M. Brantley, J. Reddick, T. White, J. Marisnick
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Laureano (12)
      • HR - M. Chapman (15)
      • SH - J. Phegley
      • RBI - M. Chapman 2 (34)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, M. Olson, S. Piscotty 2 (2), J. Phegley 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Marisnick (4)
      • CS - Y. Gurriel (3), T. Kemp (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gurriel-Kemp-White)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Profar-Semien-Olson; Olson-Semien)
      • E - M. Chapman (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Peacock6.05223313.171.0612.5
      H. Rondon (W, 3-1)1.01000002.701.359.0
      R. Pressly (H, 15)1.00000000.340.573.0
      R. Osuna (S, 16)1.00000002.050.6510.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Peacock6.0
      H. Rondon (W, 3-1)1.0
      R. Pressly (H, 15)1.0
      R. Osuna (S, 16)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers6.24223314.781.1613.5
      L. Trivino (L, 2-2) (BS, 3)1.13110013.811.24-6.0
      J. Soria1.01000104.551.122.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers6.2
      L. Trivino (L, 2-2) (BS, 3)1.1
      J. Soria1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 92-54, H. Rondon 11-7, R. Pressly 16-12, R. Osuna 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 3-11, H. Rondon 3-0, R. Pressly 3-0, R. Osuna 1-2
      • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 25, H. Rondon 4, R. Pressly 3, R. Osuna 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 97-64, L. Trivino 25-16, J. Soria 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 6-9, L. Trivino 1-3, J. Soria 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 25, L. Trivino 7, J. Soria 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Brantley LF40100001.329.384.542.9261.0
      Y. Gurriel 3B-1B40200011.266.301.411.7120.5
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      R. Chirinos C40100001.237.368.450.8181.0
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      J. Mayfield SS10000011.125.222.250.472-0.5
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        M. Semien SS40000011.262.354.415.768-0.5
        R. Grossman LF41100001.217.318.349.6672.0
        M. Chapman 3B31221100.270.354.549.9029.0
        M. Olson 1B30000101.230.330.506.8361.0
        S. Piscotty RF40000002.271.340.421.7610.0
        M. Canha DH40100010.233.364.567.9300.5
        J. Profar 2B30000100.192.258.354.6121.0
        R. Laureano CF40200002.259.303.405.7083.0
        J. Phegley C20000012.282.326.519.845-0.5
        M. Fiers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Kemp (3)
          • HR - D. Fisher, J. Reddick (5)
          • RBI - D. Fisher (3), J. Reddick (17), T. Kemp (6)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. Kemp (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Bregman, M. Brantley, J. Reddick, T. White, J. Marisnick
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Laureano (12)
          • HR - M. Chapman (15)
          • SH - J. Phegley
          • RBI - M. Chapman 2 (34)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, M. Olson, S. Piscotty 2 (2), J. Phegley 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Marisnick (4)
          • CS - Y. Gurriel (3), T. Kemp (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Gurriel-Kemp-White)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Profar-Semien-Olson; Olson-Semien)
          • E - M. Chapman (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Peacock6.05223313.171.0612.5
          H. Rondon (W, 3-1)1.01000002.701.359.0
          R. Pressly (H, 15)1.00000000.340.573.0
          R. Osuna (S, 16)1.00000002.050.6510.0
          Total9.0622331---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Peacock6.0
          H. Rondon (W, 3-1)1.0
          R. Pressly (H, 15)1.0
          R. Osuna (S, 16)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Fiers6.24223314.781.1613.5
          L. Trivino (L, 2-2) (BS, 3)1.13110013.811.24-6.0
          J. Soria1.01000104.551.122.5
          Total9.0833342---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Fiers6.2
          L. Trivino (L, 2-2) (BS, 3)1.1
          J. Soria1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 92-54, H. Rondon 11-7, R. Pressly 16-12, R. Osuna 10-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 3-11, H. Rondon 3-0, R. Pressly 3-0, R. Osuna 1-2
          • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 25, H. Rondon 4, R. Pressly 3, R. Osuna 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 97-64, L. Trivino 25-16, J. Soria 16-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 6-9, L. Trivino 1-3, J. Soria 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 25, L. Trivino 7, J. Soria 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Kemp doubled to left center, Straw scored22
            Reddick homered to right center12
          • 3RD INNING
            Chapman homered to left center, Grossman scored02
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel fouled out to catcher
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick homered to right center
            • R. Chirinos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chirinos grounded out to third
            • T. White: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, White walked
            • Lou Trivino relieved Mike Fiers
            • Myles Straw ran for Tyler White
            • T. Kemp: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Kemp doubled to left center, Straw scored
            • J. Marisnick: Marisnick lined out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jack Mayfield at shortstop
            • Hector Rondon relieved Brad Peacock
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fisher walked
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Bregman flied out to center
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley reached on fielder's choice to second, Fisher out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Piscotty grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Canha: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar popped out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Chirinos grounded bunt out to catcher
            • T. White: Ball, Strike looking, White lined out to shortstop
            • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Kemp singled to shallow left
            • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Ball, Kemp caught stealing second, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Semien grounded out to second
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman lined out to center
            • M. Chapman: Foul, Chapman reached on an infield single to second
            • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Olson flied out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Brantley singled to shallow left
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Reddick grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Brantley out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Canha popped out to second
            • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Profar popped out to shortstop
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Laureano singled to shallow center
            • J. Phegley: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • T. Kemp: Kemp lined out to center
            • J. Marisnick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marisnick walked
            • D. Fisher: Foul, Ball, Marisnick stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Fisher struck out on foul tip
            • A. Bregman: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bregman lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien flied out to deep right
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman singled to shallow left
            • M. Chapman: Foul, Foul, Chapman homered to left center, Grossman scored
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Olson lined out to center
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty fouled out to first
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel singled to right
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Reddick lined out to center
            • R. Chirinos: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Chirinos safe at first on 3rd baseman Chapman fielding error, Gurriel to second
            • T. White: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gurriel caught stealing third, pitcher to second, Foul, White flied out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Canha singled to right center
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Profar walked, Canha to second
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Laureano grounded into double play third to second to first, Canha to third, Profar out at second
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Phegley lined out to left
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Fisher lined out to center
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Brantley lined out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • R. Grossman: Grossman lined out to left
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson walked, Chapman to second
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Piscotty flied out to deep center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)