The Oakland Athletics didn’t take their 15-0 beating at the hands of the Houston Astros very well on Monday night, obviously. That’s because they replied on Tuesday night with one of their own as they smashed the Astros 21-7 thanks to racking up 25 hits and six home runs.
Matt Olson and Sean Murphy led the charge, with the duo each slamming two homers apiece. One-third of the damage had come in the first inning alone, with the A’s knocking Wade Miley out of the game by plating seven runs in just a 1/3 of an inning pitched. From there, even the great Astros, a World Series contender, were always going to struggle. With the win, the A’s remain in the second and final AL Wild Card slot, though they have just half a game between themselves and the Cleveland Indians at present.