Brown drives in four runs to help A’s rally past Astros 8-5

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Oakland Athletics' Seth Brown watches his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Seth Brown homered and drove in four runs, Cole Irvin overcame a rocky start and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 8-5. Tony Kemp had three hits and scored three runs as Oakland won for the fourth time in 15 games this month, and snapped Houston’s six-game winning streak a day after the Astros clinched a postseason berth.

Brown’s three-run homer in the fifth gave Oakland a 6-4 lead.

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He had an RBI double in the seventh. Houston’s magic number to clinch the AL West remained at four. Aledmys Diaz, Kyle Tucker and Trey Mancini homered in the Astros’ four-run first, and Yordan Alvarez went deep for the fourth time in two games.