07/28 22:22 CDT Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics
Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics
HOUSTON (AP) --- Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez
each hit a home run as the Houston Astros snapped a five-game skid with a 7-3
win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Carter hit a monstrous three-run shot to center field in the third to give the
Astros a lead, and Castro and Krauss went back-to-back in the sixth, with
Castro's homer a two-run shot.
Krauss' homer found the upper deck in right field and chased A's starter Jesse
Chavez (8-7). Two batters later, Dominguez sent a drive onto the railroad
tracks in left field off reliever Dan Otero.
The last time Houston hit three home runs in an inning was June 5, 2013,
Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer (3-7) won for the first time since May 30,
giving up three runs on eight hits with two strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings.