Venezuelan Elvis Andrus scores the winning run and breaks when reaching home plate

Elvis Andrus. Photo: Lachlan Cunningham / Getty Images / AFP

Venezuelan Elvis Andrus scored the winning run in victory for his team, Los Oakland Athletics 2-1 over the Houston Astros. The Creole went 3-2, with scored.

Oakland is locked in a tight fight for a wild-card spot in the American League. Houston is almost assured of the AL West title. They are three games ahead of the Seattle Mariners.

In the start of the ninth inning, Andrus hit. Starling Marte got it in circulation with a double between center and right fields, which ended the match.

Andrus was helped out.

For Houston, Venezuelans José Altuve 4-1 and Marwin González 3-1.

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Eduardo Escobar Photo: John Fisher / Getty Images / AFP

Venezuelan Eduardo Escobar

In another meeting, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the New York Mets 2-1. Venezuelan Eduardo Escobar drove in both of Milwaukee’s touchdowns. He was 3-2 with two RBIs.

For the Mets, Venezuelan José Peraza, 1-0. For Milwaukee, in addition to Escobar, Avisaíl García participated (3-0, with scored).

Milwaukee can take the NL Central title this Sunday if they win the last game at home against the Mets or if the St. Louis Cardinals lose to the Chicago Cubs.

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Ranger Suarez. Photo: Rich Schultz / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Other results

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5. Venezuelan Wilson Contreras (Chicago) went 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBIs.

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0. Venezuelan Ranger Suárez (7-5) launched the complete route. He allowed four hits. He struck out seven. For the Phillies, Venezuelans Ronald Torreyes, 3-1, and Suarez, 2-0.

The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 and tied them in the fight for the American League wild card. For the Yankees, Venezuelans Gleyber Torres, 4-0, and Rougned Odor, 3-0.

The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 to secure the American League East division title. For the Marlins, Venezuelans Miguel Rojas, 4-1, with scored and RBI, and Sandy León, 4-0.

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