(HOUSTON) — The Oakland Athletics have proved once again why they very well may be the best team in all of Major League Baseball. On Tuesday night, Oakland scored six runs in the ninth inning to rally back and defeat the Houston Astros, 7-4.
Trailing 4-1 in the ninth inning, the Athletics were able to get the best of closer Chad Qualls.
Alberto Callaspo started the rally as he single home both Derek Norris and Josh Reddick. Yoenis Cespedes proceeded to tie the game with an RBI single.
With the game tied at 4, Brandon Moss was the hero as he singled home Jed Lowrie, giving Oakland a 5-4 lead.
“It had not been a very good day until that last at-bat,” Moss said. “I was just trying to battle, stay on the ball a little bit. Get on base any way I could. If I got a good pitch to hit, hit it hard.”
Josh Donaldson gave the team some insurance runs as he later doubled home Yoenis Cespedes and Moss.
The Athletics are now 66-40, and have the best record in all of Major League Baseball.
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