Lowrie atones for error, Astros edge A's 5-4 in 10 innings

Aug 7, 2015 3:06 AM by Ross Field

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jed Lowrie hit an RBI double off Edward Mujica with two outs in the 10th inning to make up for a costly error, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday night.

Carlos Correa launched a go-ahead homer in a three-run eighth that gave the Astros a 4-2 lead. But the AL West leaders had to rally again after the A's scored two unearned runs off closer Luke Gregerson in the ninth.

Lowrie aided the Oakland comeback with a throwing error at third base. But the former Oakland shortstop, who drove in Houston's first run with a sacrifice fly, came through an inning later.

Jose Altuve led off the 10th with his third hit. He stole second on a pitchout and was sacrificed to third by Carlos Gomez. Mujica (2-4) retired Correa on a popup before Lowrie doubled to left field.

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