After Josh Harrison struck out swinging, Marte lined an 0-1 pitch into the hole in right-center. Andrus scored with no throw when heart fielder Jose Siri’s throw again to the infield was low.
The A’s began the day 4 video games behind the New York Yankees for the second AL wild card. Houston’s magic quantity to clinch the AL West remained at three over Seattle.
Andrew Chafin (2-3) retired three batters to win.
Harrison had an RBI single and Andrus singled twice for the A’s.
Manaea struck out eight whereas pitching seven innings of three-hit ball. The A’s lefty retired 19 of 21 after permitting Altuve’s double on his first pitch.
Valdez gave up one run and three hits in 6 2/Three innings. He walked 4 and struck out three.
Tucker struck out swinging in his first two at-bats earlier than sending a towering, solo drive off Manaea within the seventh for the Astros’ second hit.
Oakland tied it within the backside half on Harrison’s two-out bloop single off Kendall Graveman that fell in simply over the pinnacle of shortstop Carlos Correa. Graveman, the previous A’s starter, had simply changed Valdez.
Oakland’s Matt Chapman, who tied a franchise document with 5 strikeouts on Friday, was in a 10 for 63 (.159) droop when he drew a one-out stroll off Graveman to load the bases within the eighth … Tony Kemp struck out wanting as a pinch-hitter, ending a streak of 88 consecutive plate appearances with out putting out. It was the longest streak by an A’s participant since 1974.
Astros: RHP Pedro Baez (shoulder soreness) is constant his rehab task with Triple-A Sugar Land and was scheduled to pitch Saturday night time.
Athletics: Harrison was again within the lineup after being pressured out of Friday night time’s recreation when he fouled two balls off his decrease left leg in the identical at-bat.
Astros RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-7, 4.22 ERA) is predicted to be activated off the 10-day injured listing to start out the collection finale Sunday. Athletics RHP Paul Blackburn (1-3, 5.17) has allowed 13 earned runs in 6 1/Three innings in his two profession appearances in opposition to Houston.