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Carter's blast leads Houston in a 4-2 come-from-behind win

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Chris Carter’s 32nd home run of the season led the Houston Astros to a come-from-behind 4-2 win over the American League West leading Oakland A’s.
Houston (56-77) trailed from the start and looked helpless against Oakland starter Jason Hammel. The righthander handcuffed the home team on three hits over seven innings. Only Houston’s Dexter Fowler was able to solve Hammel crushing an 0-2 offering over the right field wall cutting the deficit to 2-1.
Nate Freiman’s rbi double in the top of the sixth off Astros’ starter Dallas Keuchel had given Oakand a 2-0 lead before Fowler’s blast. The Houston lefthander went seven strong innings in his team leading 25th start of the season.
Second baseman Eric Sogard’s throwing error with one out in the eighth opened the door for Carter’s heroics. After A’s reliever Luke Gregorson hit Jose Altuve, Carter clubbed a 1-1 pitch 439 feet into the Crawford Box for a 4-2 lead.
“That was a huge AB (at bat),” said manager Bo Porter following the win. “Let’s not forget Robbie Grossmn’s hustle down the line. And that situation was created because Robbie Grossman busted down the line and they made the error and we were able to capitalize with Chris Carter,”
The Astros’ 22nd come-from-behind win of the season snapped a three game losing streak. It was just the fourth win of the season for Porter’s squad when trailing after seven innings.
This is all part of the process,” continued Houston’s third year manager. “What I love right now is that we are pitching well. We are in each and every ballgame. This is the same group of guys that led the American League in scoring since the All-Star break. I have all the faith in them.”
Carter leads the major leagues with 19 homeruns and 47 rbi’s since July 1, 2014. In his last 20 games, Houston’s designated hitter has powered 10 home runs and driven home 24.
”Tell you what he’s putting together some kind of season. The home runs are getting bigger and bigger,” concluded Porter.

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