Jack Gelof helps dispatch the Astros to the A’s

Rookie Jack Gelof broke up Cristian Javier’s no-hit bid as part of a two-run sixth inning, then added an insurance run with his first major league home run, helping to score . Oakland Athletics 4-1 win over the visitors Houston Astros on Saturday night

Jess Peterson provided the go-ahead hit with a two-run single, and the four A’s pitchers, led by starter Paul Blackburn, combined on a six-hitter to help Oakland overcome Alex Bregman’s third homer in three nights.

Xavier took a no-hitter and a 1–0 lead in the bottom of the inning, thanks to Bregman’s 16th home run of the season in the top of the sixth.

He got Tony Kemp to fly out to extend his bid to 5 1/3 innings before Galof hit a clean single to left field.

After a two-out walk to Seth Brown, Phil Matton came on and walked Cody Thomas to load the bases in front of Peterson, who drove his single to center field to overturn the one-run advantage in Oakland’s favor.

Two runs were given to Xavier (7-2), who took the loss despite allowing only one hit in his 5 2/3 innings. He walked six times and scored five runs.

Galof’s homer came in the seventh off Rhyne Stanek, increasing the lead to 3–1. The homer came in the 23-year-old’s 33rd big-league plate appearance.

Seth Brown added a solo shot off Joel Kuhnel in the eighth to account for the final margin, his 10th homer of the season.

blackburn limited Astros One run and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. he walked three times and struck out five

Blackburn left Oakland trailing 1–0 and drove in two runners with one out in the sixth before Austin Pruitt induced Corey Julks to ground out into an inning-ending double play.

Pruitt (2-6), who threw only four pitches, was credited with the win. Lucas Erceg pitched scoreless seventh and eighth innings and allowed four runs before Trevor May recorded his ninth save.

Mays benefited from a jumper over the left field wall by Tony Kemp, who grabbed extra bases off of pinch hitter Yener Diaz.

Peterson and Gelof each had two hits for the A’s, who have won three of their last five.

Bregman and Jose Abreu got two hits each. Astroswho won the first two games of the series

–Field Level Media