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Sports: AL batting champions Gurriel lifts Houston Astros over A’s 7-6 – KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas– AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel struck a winning RBI solitary in the nine inning, as well as the AL West champion Houston Astros headed to the postseason with a 7-6 win over the Oakland Sports on Sunday.Gurriel struck.319

and came to be Houston’s second player to win a batting title after Jose Altuve in 2014, ’16 and ’17. Gurriel became the second Cuban-born big league batting champion after Tony Oliva in 1964, ’65 and also 1971.

Gurriel, who went into in the 9th as a protective replacement, singled to left off Lou Trivino (7-8) to score Jason Castro, that had actually singled starting the inning and took 3rd on Yordan n Álvarez’s one-out double.Yuli Gurriel

Astros teammate Michael Brantley went 0 for 2 as well as finished at.311.

Houston went 95-96 and opens up the Division Collection at home Thursday against the Central champ Chicago White Sox.Oakland was 86-76

, ending up 9 video games rear of the Astros in third place.Seth Brown’s two-run homer off Zack Greinke-his second homer of the video game -and Khris Davis’s solo homer off Blake Taylor (4-4 )linked the score in a three-run ninth.Kyle Tucker offered the Astros a 4-3 lead with a two-run homer to right in the sixth, his 30th crowning achievement this season.Chas McCormick, Jake Meyers and also Carlos Correa included solo crowning achievement. Altuve had an RBI double in the seventh.José Urquidy yie; ded three runs on four hits in six innings. Urquidy allowed 3 runs or fewer in nine of his last 10 starts.Greinke, energetic from the 10-day damaged checklist prior to the video game, permitted 2 runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief, entrusting to

a standing ovation.Brown had his initial job multi-homer video game, hitting a solo crowning achievement in the 2nd. Tony Kemp hit a solo shot to left in

the third and a sacrifice fly in the fifth.Cole Irvin allowed 4 runs and also 5 hits in 6 innings.CORREA APPLAUDED Correa, qualified totally free agency, ran out on the area to take his placement on the field at shortstop, but the remainder of the team stopped in the past joining him. When Correa got to his setting, he looked back to the dugout as the rest of the group and followers provided him an ovation. Correa reacted by patting his upper body and indicating the group and also crowd.Correa was removed to start the nine inning, embracing his colleagues as he left the area and also tipping his cap to the group as he left.Carlos Correa on his day

in front of #Astros fans: “I’m not a crier however I seemed like crying.”Correa calls it a psychological day as well as extremely unique.

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