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Carter launched a towering three-run homer to left field with one out in the eighth inning -- his team-leading 32nd of the season -- to send the Astros to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the A's on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park to snap a three-game losing streak.
Aug 26, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Chris Carter hits a home run during the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park.
The margin of error for the A's these days is small, and for a team with no hope of the postseason like the Houston Astros, the chance to be a spoiler is big.
Jeff Samardzija shows why the A's traded for him, as the Astros had no answer for him at the plate.
Oakland Top 4th - Josh Reddick one-out, two-run Home Run to right scored Brandon Moss.
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels had the featured matchup of the week last week as they continue to battle it out for the AL West lead and the best record, and there will be terrific in-division matchups the rest of the way as teams battle it out over the final month.
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Three things to watch against the A's. 1. Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve leads the majors with a career-high 178 hits.
Although the 3-2 loss against the Indians made it difficult for them to savor the moment, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Marwin Gonzalez, first baseman Jesus Guzman and third baseman Gregorio Petit made major league history Saturday night at Progressive Field.
Rookie Jose Ramirez's ninth-inning single lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Throughout this season, the only real consistent thing about the Indians has been their defense.
It's been an up and down season for the Houston Astros and manager Bo Porter . The team started the year 11-26 and looked like they were going to be the laughing stock of the MLB once again.
The Indians turn to an emerging arm in their rotation Friday to begin a three-game home series versus the Astros.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 08:40 am
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