MLB: Oakland 4, Houston 3

July 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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HOUSTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Josh Reddick slammed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning Monday, sparking the Oakland Athletics to a comeback 4-3 win over Houston.

The A's were trailing 3-0 before launching a rally in which they scored the game's final four runs.

Grant Green sent home Josh Donaldson with a sacrifice fly in the sixth and Chris Young clouted a solo homer in the next frame, cutting the deficit to 3-2.

Then in the eighth, Nate Freiman collected a lead-off single against Hector Ambriz. One out later, Wesley Wright (0-4) came in to face Reddick and the A's outfielder blasted a pitch into the right field seats for the decisive blow.

Ryan Cook (3-2) earned the decision and Grant Balfour racked up his 26th save for American League West-leading Oakland reeled off its 10th straight win against Houston.

Chris Carter and J.D. Martinez each drove in a run for the Astros, who dropped a sixth straight overall.

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