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Sport Tyler White powers Astros to huge walk-off win over Oakland

01:10  30 august  2018
01:10  30 august  2018 Source:   chron.com

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PHOTOS: More from the Astros ' walk - off win over Oakland . Houston Astros Tyler White (13) screams as he rounded the bases after hitting a walk - off home run during the ninth inning to win the game 5-4 against the Oakland Athletics during an MLB baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Wednesday, August 29, 2018, in Houston.Karen Warren/Staff photographerShow MoreShow Less.

White ’s shot was the 81st walk - off homer in the majors this season, breaking the record set in 2004, according to Major League Baseball. George Springer and Alex Bregman added two hits apiece and both drove in a run to help the Astros to their seventh win in eight games. The Astros lost the lead in the seventh when Brad Peacock took over for starter Dallas Keuchel and struggled with location. Peacock walked Matt Chapman, Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis to load the bases before plunking Stephen Piscotty on the arm to tie it at 4. Keuchel allowed eight hits and three runs with five strikeouts in six

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Tyler White walked after that, but Yuli Gurriel grounded into a double play to allow Cahill to limit the damage. Three straight singles capped by one from Jed Lowrie got Oakland on the board to start the third inning and cut the lead to 2-1. A one-out double by Piscotty scored two more to put the A's up 3-2. Astros : Houston placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 10-day disabled list with discomfort in his right shoulder and activated reliever Chris Devenski from the DL before Wednesday's game. THEY SAID IT. Melvin on the nifty running over -the-shoulder catch Laureano made on the warning track on a ball hit

Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Piscotty favors his left arm as he reacts while taking first base after getting hit by a pitch from Houston Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock (41) during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. HOUSTON — Jeurys Familia turned and watched his pitch to Tyler White soar over the left field wall at Minute Maid Park. Familia crossed the third base line toward the dugout of somber A’s players while White arrived at home plate to an elated group of Astros who doused him with Gatorade, buckets of bubble gum, and any other dugout snack within reach.

Tyler White skied a walk-off solo home run against Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning of Wednesday's rubber match to beat the Athletics 5-4, continuing his torrid tear after the All-Star break and affording his team a 2 ½ game lead in the American League West.

White struck two more hits on Wednesday — a seventh-inning single that went for naught and the game-winning shot against the former Mets closer. He has multiple hits in five of his last seven games. Only three American League players have better OPS numbers since the All-Star break.

The home run ended a sloppy game rife with unfulfilled chances.

Ten Astros coaxed walks — a season-high high for both Houston's lineup and Oakland's pitching staff. Both offenses loaded the bases in the seventh inning. Only the A's mustered a run. Fittingly, it arrived after three walks from Astros reliever Brad Peacock.

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Houston Astros - White talks walk - off homer, recieves shower 01:09. Oakland Athletics - 8/29/18: White 's walk - off HR powers Astros to 5-4 win 02:08. Away. Now's a good time for Tyler White to do his thing. Don’t listen to some of the delusional Sox fans… the umps fucked both teams over .

White 's shot was the 81st walk - off homer in the majors this season, breaking the record set in 2004, according to Major League Baseball. George Springer and Alex Bregman added two hits apiece and both drove in a run to help the Astros to their seventh win in eight games. The Astros lost the lead in the seventh when Brad Peacock took over for starter Dallas Keuchel and struggled with location. Peacock walked Matt Chapman, Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis to load the bases before plunking Stephen Piscotty on the arm to tie it at 4. Keuchel allowed eight hits and three runs with five strikeouts in six

Sixteen of Peacock's 23 seventh-inning pitches were balls. In place of starter Dallas Keuchel, he walked three straight A's on 17 pitches.

Tony Sipp started to feverishly warm in Houston's bullpen. Matt Olson, a lefthanded hitter, was on deck and Sipp's to have. Peacock was left in for Stephen Piscotty. He plunked him on the second pitch, forcing in the tying run and leaving Trevor Cahill with a no-decision.

The A's starter possessed a 6.92 road ERA, the fourth-worst among American League pitchers with at least 30 innings. Cahill allowed singles to the first three men he encountered. George Springer bounced one up the middle.

Alex Bregman opted to test his counterpart with a drag bunt. Matt Chapman charged the dribbler, barehanded it and threw wildly to first base — an rare gaffe for a man considered one of baseball's best defensive third baseman.

Springer scored on Jose Altuve's sharp single to center. Bregman bounded home after Carlos Correa's sacrifice fly. The two-run lead was

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7-19 Belted a walk - off home run off Jeurys Familia on Aug. 29 vs. OAK, his 1st career walk - off hit 2x4 with a double, RBI, walk and run scored in the 7-0, Triple A National Championship win over Columbus at Houston Astros traded 1B Tyler White to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Andre Scrubb.

The Astros piled it on as two more runs scored off a misplayed ball by Eric Young Jr. Marwin Gonzalez hit a deep fly ball to left-center, which Young attempted a leaping catch on but missed and crashed into the wall. White and Josh Reddick came into score, capping the five-run eighth and making it 7-3. Josh James made his major league pitching debut for the Astros and gave up three runs and five hits. He walked three and struck out nine - tying the second-most by an Astros pitcher making his debut. Kole Calhoun provided the only offense for the Angels with a three-run home run in the second inning.

Fifteen starts preceded his outing on Wednesday. Never before had Cahill walked more than three men.

Six Astros coaxed free passes in the 3 ⅓ innings he threw. Bregman resisted a full-count curveball with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run and summon Bob Melvin from the dugout.

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Defensive positioning betrayed him in the third. The Astros shifted leadoff hitter Marcus Semien to the pull side. A glut of defenders crowded the left of the field. Semien shot a first-pitch single through the vacated right side.

Two pitches later, Matt Chapman placed a single past first baseman Tyler White, allowing All-Star Jed Lowrie an at-bat with a runner in scoring position. Keuchel began it with a four-seam fastball on the outer half. Lowrie lifted it to left center field.

Tony Kemp offered a valiant pursuit. He dove head-first and momentarily secured the baseball in the webbing of his glove. It popped out upon impact, allowing Semien to score and halve the Astros lead.

Khris Davis lined out to Jose Altuve — positioned perfectly in the shift — for a second out. What first put Keuchel in this predicament appeared to wiggle him out. Just Stephen Piscotty stood between him and an escape.

Piscotty saw one pitch, a changeup left low in his strike zone. The former Stanford standout laced it down the left field line for a go-ahead double.

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