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Adrian Beltre began Thursday batting .439 in his last 11 games. That put him third in the American League batting race, with a .326 average.
Jason Castro hit a grand slam, Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday night.
Looking back and looking ahead: Houston, we've had a problem After years of dominating the Astros, Texas has struggled in the Silver Boot series this year.
The A's spent eight innings fumbling and bumbling their way to what seemed a sure loss, then regained the poise that has them fighting for the American League West lead with a huge three-run ninth inning, good for a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros.
Oakland Athletics' Drew Pomeranz delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Houston.
So it was no surprise that they did it again on Wednesday night thanks to Sam Fuld's tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning that gave Oakland a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros.
The trophy is awarded to the winner of the season series between Texas and Houston, known as the Lone Star State Series.
There's a chance the Astros could finish this year with the major league leaders in hits, batting average and home runs.
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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Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 05:32 am
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