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Crisp's homer lifts A's over Astros

4:41 PM, Jul 24, 2013   |    comments
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Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Coco Crisp's two-run homer in the seventh inning lifted the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros, 4-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

John Jaso added a solo homer for the Athletics, who went 3-3 on a six-game road trip. Eric Sogard had an RBI and a run scored.

Oakland starter A.J. Griffin (9-7) allowed three runs on six hits while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings.

Carlos Corporan and Jose Altuve homered for the Astros, who went 1-5 on a six- game homestand.

Bud Norris got the start for Houston and gave up three runs on four hits while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings. Travis Blackley (1-1) gave up the homer to Crisp to take the loss.

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