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A's get 1st series sweep of season, beat Astros 4-2

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A's get 1st series sweep of season, beat Astros 4-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Cole Irvin allowed four hits over seven innings and the Oakland Athletics beat Houston Astros 4-2 on Wednesday for their first winning sweep in 32 series this season.

Oakland, an AL-worst 38-63, won three in a row from AL West-leading Houston (64-35) and has won six of its last eight against the Astros. Houston was swept in a series for the first time since last Sept. 24-26, also at Oakland.

Stephen Vogt and Stephen Piscotty homered on back-to-back fastballs in the second from Cristian Javier (6-6). Tony Kemp had three hits, including an RBI double.

Irvin (6-7) struck out four and walked one. A.J. Puk pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save, finishing a five-hitter.


SEATTLE (AP) - Julio Rodriguez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh off Jon Gray (7-5), a day after the 21-year-old rookie sensation had a leadoff home run in the first, and Seattle finished a three-game sweep.

Marco Gonzales (6-10) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings, and Matt Festa pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save.

Seattle is 11-2 against the Rangers this year.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanser Alberto had a two-run double during a six-run first as Los Angeles avoided a three-game sweep.

  • Gavin Lux had three hits and drove in two runs, while Mookie Betts reached base four times for the NL-leading Dodgers (65-32), who have won 19 of 21 before losing twice to major league-worst Nationals (34-66). Alex Vesia (3-0) pitched a scoreless sixth.

    Patrick Corbin (4-14) got two outs in the shortest of his 250 starts, allowing six runs, seven hits and a walk.


    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Rowdy Tellez hit a pair of three-run homers, Corbin Burnes won his fifth straight decison and Milwaukee swept a two-game series between Central Division leaders.

    Tellez homered off Chris Archer (2-5) for a 3-0 lead in the first and against Jharel Cotton for an 8-3 advantage in a five-run fourth. Tellez has 20 homers, one shy of his career high in 2019 with Toronto.

    Burnes (8-4) struck out 11 in six innings, reaching double digits for the eighth time this year. Archer tied his career high with six walks.


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Alec Bohm hit a go-ahead single in a five-run fifth and added an RBI double in the sixth, helping Philadelphia take two of three from Atlanta.

    Kyle Gibson (6-4) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.

    Errors by Charlie Morton (5-5) and second baseman Robinson Cano contributed to the Phillies' fifth-inning rally capped by J.T. Realmuto's two-run single.

    Morton, 0-2 in his last three starts, allowed five runs - four earned - and six hits in five innings.


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Janson Junk (1-0) pitched five-plus innings of four-hit ball for the Angels on Wednesday, earning his first major league win.

    Shohei Ohtani reached base three times and drove in a run, and the Angels got their first series win since June 27-29 against the Chicago White Sox.

    Brad Keller (5-11) allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in six innings.


    DETROIT (AP) - Victor Reyes hit a two-out, two-run double in the ninth off Taylor Rogers (1-5), a drive over right fielder Nomar Mazara.

    Michael Fulmer (3-4) pitched a scoreless ninth. The Padres are 14-21 since June 16.


    PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Rojas homered and Arizona scored two runs on Jose Herrera's squeeze bunt in the seventh inning to extend San Francisco's' losing streak to seven.

    Noe Ramirez (3-3) allowed a run on one hit in 1 1/3 innings and Mark Melancon worked around two runners for his 14th save.

    Logan Webb (9-4) Webb allowed four runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings.


    DENVER (AP) - Elias Diaz hit a two-run single after Kendall Graveman (3-2) walked the bases loaded in the ninth inning.

    Colorado starter Anthony Senzatela, making his second start since returning from a shoulder injury, left after 6 2/3 innings when Leury Garcia hit a comebacker off the pitcher's left foot that rolled away for a single. Lucas Gilbreath allowed Tim Anderson's RBI single and A.J. Pollock's two-run single as the White Sox went ahead 5-3.

    Jose Iglesias had an RBI single in the bottom half off Jose Ruiz. Robert Stephenson (2-1) pitched a perfect ninth as Colorado won for the second time in seven games.


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