A’s vs. Astros Game Highlights (4/2/21) | MLB Highlights
It was a team effort in the 9-5 win over the Athletics on Friday, April 2, 2021, in the 2nd game of the season with Alex Bregman going 2 for 4 with 1 HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI’s, and a walk.
The Astros have won the first two games in the series against the Oakland Athletics (they play today and tomorrow at 1:07 p.m. PST).
Only two games into the season, the Astros have scored 17 runs while playing with passion and having fun again, as witnessed by Altuve’s mad dash home and subsequent grins. The top three hitters in Houston’s lineup were 8-for-12 and scored all nine runs on Friday.
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics 4/2/21 Game Summary
Alex Bregman started the scoring of the game in the Top 3rd with a home run to left-center that brought in Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley.
In the Top 4th, Yuli Gurriel homered on a shot to left field bringing the score to 4-0 (Astros), followed by a double from Michael Brantley to bring in Jose Altuve 5-0 (Astros).
In the Bottom 4th, The A’s brought in two (2) runs from a Ramon Laureano triple and Mitch Moreland sac fly to bring in Laureano.
Kyle Tucker hit a sac fly in the Top 7th to bring in Jose Altuve for his 3rd run of the game and the A’s followed with a run (1) in the Bottom 7th and Bottom 8th bringing the game close at 6-5 (Astros).
In the Top 9th, the Astros drove in two (2) runs from a Kyle Tucker single (Altuve scores, Brantley scores), and Alex Bregman scored in a fielding error by first basemen Matt Olson (Bregman scores).
Final: 9-5 Astros
HOUSTON ASTROS VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS SCHEDULE:
- Game 1: Thursday, 3/31/21, Astros 8, Athletics 1
- Game 2: Friday, 4/1/21, Astros 9, Athletics 5
- Game 3: Saturday, 4/2/21, 1:07 p.m.(PST)
- Game 4: Sunday, 4/3/21, 1:07 p.m.(PST)
April 2: Astros 9, A’s 5 — Bregman joins rare homer club
Alex Bregman hit a three-run shot in the third to become the sixth player in Houston history to homer in each of the first two games of the season. The last was Carlos Correa in 2016. Also, Bregman had three RBIs after driving in two runs on Opening Day to become the fifth player (sixth time) in Houston history with multiple-RBI games in each of the first two games of a season.