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A's walkoff on Astros, handing Houston its 7th loss in last 8 games

Ramon Laureano delivered the walkoff blow in the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs.
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Houston Astros' Kyle Tucker can't catch an RBI double hit by Oakland Athletics' Tommy La Stella during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

OAKLAND, Calif. — 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.