Athletics rally for 2 runs in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

BY foxsports • August 28, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) Khris Davis hustled home on an infield grounder in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied for two runs, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night.

The Cardinals fell to 1-8 in interleague games at Busch Stadium this season.

Oakland trailed 2-1 in the eighth when Davis singled with one out against Matt Bowman (2-5) and Ryon Healy doubled, extending the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 13 games.

Seung Hwan Oh relieved and Max Muncy hit a grounder that Brandon Moss stopped with a dive, but Davis scored the tying run. Brett Eibner followed with a sacrifice fly.

Zach Neal (2-4) pitched a career-best six innings. Oakland pitchers held the Cardinals without a hit after the fourth inning, retiring the last 17 batters.

Daniel Coulombe (2-1) and Liam Hendriks combined for two perfect innings to set up Ryan Madson who pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 26th save.



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