Tony Kemp homers, hits 2-run 2B as A’s beat streaking Astros

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Oakland Athletics' Tony Kemp (5) reacts after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, July 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

By JANE McCAULEY

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tony Kemp homered and hit a two-run double, Skye Bolt added a two-run shot, and the Oakland Athletics held off the red-hot Houston Astros 7-5. Elvis Andrus added an insurance RBI single in the eighth for Oakland before closer Lou Trivino surrendered a solo homer to Chas McCormick, then finished for his ninth save by striking out Jeremy Peña with runners on first and second.

AL West-leading Houston took its first defeat after a 5-0 start since the All-Star break.

The Astros are an AL-best 28-10 dating to June 12 and are now 32-17 against the AL West.