Tucker’s Slam Highlights 6-run Fifth Inning, Astros Beat a’

Tucker swung and missed at Sam Moll’s 82 mph slider on a 1-2 count, but the lefty threw it again, and this time Tucker smacked a home run a few rows deep in the right field stands.

Tucker boasted, “I hit it well, and I was like, ‘All right, sweet. I was ready to say “Please go over,” but then I remembered the time I flew out and changed my mind. The vote passed

As a result of Tucker’s 21st home run of the year, Houston jumped out to a 5-2 advantage. Aledmys Diaz and Jeremy Peralta kept the rally going after Moll (2-1) was taken out of the game with a single and a double

Early in the game, Oakland had a lot of runners on base despite Garcia’s best efforts to stop them. Vimal Machine scored on a double by Jonah Bride in the second inning, and Tony Kemp scored on a baulk by Garcia

In the eighth inning, Skye Bolt doubled off of Will Smith, allowing Bride and Machine to score. Ramón Laureano’s single brought Oakland within one run, 6-5, as Bolt scored on the play.

Mark Kotsay, Oakland’s manager, credited the team’s bottom of the order for some of the night’s most productive at-bats. Tonight, we had 11 hits. They managed 11 hits. It’s too bad the one they used to take the lead

After the A’s had put the tying run on base against Ryne Stanek in the ninth, Stanek was able to preserve the advantage by inducing a groundout from Bolt.