OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Ramón Laureano, suspended last month for charging the Houston dugout and triggering a bench-clearing brawl, hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics over the Astros 3-2.
Laureano yelled over and over as he celebrated yet another walkoff win by the A’s. They increased their division lead to 5 1/2 games over second-place Houston.
Laureano was suspended four games for his role in a benches-clearing brawl with the Astros.
Houston hitting coach Álex Cintrón received a 20-game suspension and a fine.