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Late rally lifts A’s past Astros

The Oakland A’s scored five runs in the eighth-inning, and went on to defeat the Houston Astros 7-3 Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.

Oakland won the game as +105 road underdogs, while the final score made it OVER the posted over/under (8).

Eric Chavez homered and drove in three RBI to lead the A’s. Joe Blanton went seven innings for the win, giving up three runs on eight hits.

Hunter Pence drove in one run for the Astros, and was 2-for-4 at the plate. Dan Wheeler gave up four runs and four hits in suffering the loss.