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Oakland6138.616-48733814932-1729-2118-1111-822-175-5L 1
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Houston (44)4258.42019½387472-8521-2821-309-1411-1118-266-4W 2
Arlington (42)4060.40021½408517-10918-3022-307-1711-1016-242-8L 1

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2000 - Bill Spiers drills two home runs and drives in six for a 15-7 triumph over St. Louis at Enron Field. His seventh-inning grand slam off Heathcliff Slocumb during a six-run frame puts this one out of reach. Lance Berkman also goes deep twice. Andy Benes is tagged for four Houston homers in the second inning - two-run shots by Spiers and Jeff Bagwell followed by solo blasts from Berkman and Richard Hidalgo.
1998 - Down 6-0 in Los Angeles after the first inning, Houston rallies for five in the eighth to tie the game then tallies twice more in the tenth for an 8-6 comeback win. Moises Alou's two-run homer leads the charge. Ricky Gutierrez draws a bases-loaded walk for the game-winner then Derek Bell singles home an insurance run.
1994 - Jeff Bagwell goes 4-for-4 with four RBIs, including his 30th homer, as the Astros maul the Pirates, 11-0. Bagwell becomes just the third Astro to reach that milestone. Shane Reynolds fires a four-hit shutout and fans eleven to run his season record to 8-4.
1988 - A wild pitch by Bruce Ruffin plates Craig Reynolds with the winning run in the ninth as Houston upends the Phillies, 7-6. Two runs down in the eighth, the Astros rally on a pinch homer by Louie Meadows, a pinch triple by Terry Puhl and a sacrifice fly by Gerald Young. Dave Smith wins in relief.
1967 - Jim Wynn clubs two homers in the 8-5 opener of a doubleheader split in Pittsburgh, including a mammoth three-run bomb that lands on a Little League diamond in back of Forbes Field. Houston has the league leader in each triple crown category (Wynn 25 HRs, 75 RBIs; Rusty Staub .358 BA) but sit, as a team, in last place. The Pirates get revenge in the nightcap, 15-2.


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Date      Opp      Result
7/01      SEA     L 13-2
7/02      SEA*     L 5-2
7/03     @ANA      L 5-2
7/04     @ANA      L 7-6
7/05     @ANA     L 11-5
7/06     @ANA*     L 6-1
7/07     @TEX     W 12-7
7/08     @TEX      W 8-3
7/09     @TEX      W 8-4
7/10      off        --
7/11      BOS      L 8-3
7/12      BOS*     W 3-2
7/13      BOS*    L 11-0
7/14      off        --
7/15      ASG     AL 5-3
7/16      off        --
7/17      off        --
7/18     @CSX      L 3-2
7/19     @CSX      L 4-3
7/20     @CSX*    W 11-7
7/21      off        --
7/22     @OAK      W 3-2
7/23     @OAK       ----
7/24     @OAK*      ----
7/25      MIA       ----
7/26      MIA       ----
7/27      MIA*      ----
7/28      OAK       ----
7/29      OAK       ----
7/30      OAK*      ----
7/31      TOR       ----
* - day game.

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July record:   6-10

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Houston Astros recap - 07/23/14 - Astros, Hoes Enjoy Abad Decision
Astros, Hoes Enjoy Abad Decision

Hoes: Home run swing.
(c) Associated Press
It's been a good year for Astros' cast-off Fernando Abad. The lefty reliever sported a 1.83 ERA in 39 innings but the 40th inning decided a 3-2, 12-inning victory for his former club over the league-leading Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

L.J. Hoes took a .170 batting average to the dish when he lashed the first pitch he saw from Abad over the left field wall for the game-winner. It was Hoes' third homer of the year.

Chris Carter's two-run single in the third off Scott Kazmir opened the scoring but the A's got a run back in the third and then tied it off Brett Oberholtzer in the seventh. Kazmir and Oberholtzer dueled to a 2-2 draw through seven.

Josh Fields, Tony Sipp, Jose Veras and Darin Downs held Oakland at bay before Chad Qualls entered for a 1-2-3 save.

Carter led the offense with three hits including a pair of doubles. Jose Altuve added three singles and Robbie Grossman had two hits for Houston. Oakland divided eight hits among eight different batters.

Brad Peacock (3-6) tests his former team on Wednesday night in a 9:05 Central contest. The Athletics will counter with Jesse Chavez (7-6). The Astros stand at 42-58 after 100 games in the 2014 season.



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