Benches Clear As A's Top Astros


The benches cleared in the seventh inning and multiple players were ejected as the A's topped the Astros 7-2 in Oakland. Ramon Laureano was hit by a pitch for the third time in the series and charged Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron in the dugout. Robbie Grossman, Matt Olson and Matt Chapman all homered for Oakland, which won its ninth straight. Rookie Jesus Luzardo earned his first big league win. Yuli Gurriel launched a two-run homer for Houston, while rookie Christian Javier took the loss. The Astros are on a five-game slide.

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