Oak 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Hou 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 4
Date of game: 8/27/2014

Recap: Houston vs. Oakland

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Sam Fuld's homer in the ninth capped a three-run inning as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Houston Astros, 5-4, in the rubber match of a three-game set on Wednesday.

Jonny Gomes led off the ninth with a bloop single to left off Houston closer Chad Qualls (1-4), was lifted for a pinch-runner, then Craig Gentry stole second to move into scoring position. Gentry advanced to third on a groundout by Alberto Callaspo before Eric Sogard sprayed a single out to left that knotted the game at 3-3. Following a groundout by Coco Crisp, Fuld pounded a hanging sinker into the seats in right to give Oakland the lead.

Dan Otero (8-1) earned the win after working out of a bases loaded jam in the eighth to keep it a one-run game and Eric O'Flaherty allowed a homer to Chris Carter in the ninth, but still managed to nail down the first save of his career.

Oakland starter Drew Pomeranz tossed 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball in his first action since June 16th due to a broken right hand.

Brad Peacock also went 5 1/3 innings for Houston, yielding one run on four hits and five walks in the no-decision.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Manziel leaves game with hamstring injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after suffering a hamstring injury late in the first half.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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