In the most exciting game of the day, Oakland’s ninth won 3-2 and reached seven wins in a row.
It was a game of analysis, of being cautious and of great defensive work. So much so that during the nine regulation innings there was barely one run per side. And that is why it was necessary to lengthen things, to 13 episodes, so that the Athletics they will surpass the Astros 3-2 in a new round of the MLB.
The man of the night was Marcus Semien, who hit the ground ball in the bottom of the thirteenth inning to drive a teammate who, barely touched the plate, sparked the celebration in what was the longest match of this season.
JB Wendelken was the winning pitcher of the day, having three flawless innings for the team that continues to lead the AL West. The Dominican Ramón Laureano went 4-1, while on the other side, from Houston, José Altuve closed the match with a 6-1 and the Cuban Yulieski Gurriel with a 6-0.
This Saturday the duel will be repeated, again in Oakland, as on Sunday before the Astros travel to Houston to meet the Giants.
– Oakland A’s (@Athletics) August 8, 2020
More games of the day:
Twins 2-3 Royals
Indians 0-2 White Sox
Reds 8-3 Brewers
Angels 3-4 Rangers
Diamondbacks 0-3 Padres
Giants 2-7 Dodgers
Rockies 8-4 Mariners
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