September 1, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jordan Lyles pitched seven innings for his first win in nearly two months, Brandon Barnes doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday to snap a six-game losing streak.
Juan Castro singled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games, scored a run and added a sacrifice fly for Houston. Matt Dominguez added two hits, including one of four doubles off A's starter Bartolo Colon, who lost in his second bid to become the first pitcher in major league history to win 15 games with four American League teams.
Yoenis Cespedes singled, doubled and homered for Oakland, which nearly won the game on Chris Young's long foul ball that was reviewed, but missed a chance to move percentage points ahead of Texas in the AL West.