Athletics turn tables on Astros with 21-run, six-home run win

Oakland Athletics set season highs in rout of Astros

Oakland Athletics’ Khris Davis, right, celebrates after hitting a two-run home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos stands behind home plate during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON — What’s the best answer to a 15-0 loss? How about a 21-7 win the next day.

For the first time since 1908, every single A’s starter had a multi-hit game. The A’s hit six home runs through five innings, tying a season-high for home runs in a single game. The A’s recorded a season-high 25 hits.

Matt Olson hit his 30th and 31st home runs, joining Mark McGwire and Jason Giambi as the only first basemen in A’s history to hit 30 home runs.

Sean Murphy hit two home runs in a three-hit night, the exit velocity on all his contact fell no lower than 100 mph. The exit velocity on his 448-foot home run was 110, and 105 on his blast into the Crawford Boxes.

The A’s hit six home runs, but got a quick start with a single frenzy in the first inning, putting up seven runs against Wade Miley, who left his start after recording just one out.

Khris Davis hit his 20th home run, giving the A’s seven 20-home run hitters this season. He almost hit his 21st, but Josh Reddick robbed him at the right-field wall.

Tanner Roark gave up five runs in 5.2 innings, striking out three with one walk.


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