Oakland stays hot, takes 3 of 4 from Houston

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman (26) and Mark Canha celebrate after a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Houston. Th

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman (26) and Mark Canha celebrate after a baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Houston. Th

Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, left fielder Gerardo Parra and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez, from left, celebrate the team's 5-1 win aga

Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, left fielder Gerardo Parra and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez, from left, celebrate the team's 5-1 win aga

HOUSTON (AP) — Mark Canha hit a two-run single in Oakland's three-run eighth inning, helping the surging Athletics beat the Houston Astros 6-4 on Thursday.

Nick Martini had three hits and two RBIs for the Athletics, who improved to 19-5 in their last 24 games. They took three of four from the AL West-leading Astros.

Yusmeiro Petit (3-2) allowed one hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings, and Lou Trivino worked the ninth for his fourth save.

Tony Kemp hit a two-run homer for Houston, and Alex Bregman also drove in two runs. Chris Devenski (2-2) got the loss.

ROCKIES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 1

DENVER (AP) — Gerardo Parra and Raimel Tapia had pinch-hit RBI singles in Colorado's three-run sixth inning.

Trevor Story homered for the Rockies, and Kyle Freeland pitched six-hit ball into the sixth inning. Scott Oberg (3-0) got two outs for the win.

Colorado was coming off a 19-2 victory Wednesday night, but it trailed 1-0 before its rally in the sixth.

Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray (3-2) hit Carlos Gonzalez and walked Chris Iannetta with one out before he was replaced by Silvino Bracho, who was called up before the game. Parra then hit a tying single to right, and Tapia followed with another single off Andrew Chafin.

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