The Oakland Athletics continued their late-inning magic on Thursday, and it helped them to a series win over the Houston Astros.
Mark Canha’s two-RBI single in Oakland’s three-run eighth http://www.nflpantherslockerroom.com/elite-russell-shepard-jersey inning lifted the Athletics to the 6-4 victory. The Athletics fell behind early but cut the lead to one with a three-run fifth. An RBI double by Matt Chapman tied it with no outs in eighth before Canha’s single Womens Marcell Dareus Jersey off Chris Devenski (2-2) with one out made it 6-4.
Yusmeiro Petit (3-2) allowed one hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Ryan Buchter took over for the eighth and made back-to-back nifty plays to pitch a perfect inning.
The first one came when a comebacker by Yuli Gurriel hit him on the thigh and rolled away from the mound. He chased it down and made a barehanded throw that beat Gurriel to first. Two pitches later, Buchter mishandled a dribbler by Josh Reddick before scooping it up and flipping it to first for the out.
Melvin said 6-foot-5 first baseman Matt Olson helps make those kinds of plays easier.
The glove flip was big, but that’s what happens when you have a Gold Glove-caliber first baseman over there, he said.
And now they send an 11-game winner to the mound to face a 24-year-old rookie in his fourth major league start.
Borucki, who lost at Houston and then had no-decisions at home against the Detroit Tigers and Yankees, has struck out 16 and allowed just five earned runs in his three outings.
He’s hung in there, Toronto manager John Gibbons said after the third start. He’s thrown two games seven innings, one game six innings. Pretty impressive.
As far as sending his young pitcher out against the Red Sox, Gibbons said, It’s good to throw guys into the fire, especially if you http://www.officialjaguarslockerroom.com/elite-marcell-dareus-jersey think they’re pretty good and he’s a big part of the future here, yeah, I don’t see anything wrong with that.
It’s a pretty good feat. It won’t surprise me one bit if he goes Russell Shepard Jersey out there and does a heck of a job again. The kid has got a lot of poise, but the main thing is you know he can pitch, he knows how to pitch.
Boston’s Mookie Betts capped a 13-pitch at-bat with a grand slam and drove in five runs in Thursday night’s 6-4 win. David Price earned his 10th win and Craig Kimbrel recorded his 29th save.