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Astros score 4 in 8th to edge A's

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Marc Krauss' RBI groundout capped a four-run eighth inning and the Houston Astros held off the Oakland Athletics, 7-6, to win for just the third time in the last 13 games.

Brandon Moss belted a three-run homer in the ninth off Jesus Guzman, but Raul Valdes struck out John Jaso and Jed Lowrie to earn his second career save and first since 2010.

Chris Carter hit a two-run homer and Dexter Fowler added a solo shot and drove in two for the Astros, who broke a three-game skid.

Jerome Williams (1-1), in relief of Dallas Keuchel, was charged with five hits and three runs over two innings, but picked up the victory.

Sean Doolittle (0-2) failed to record an out in the eighth and yielded four hits and as many runs.

The Athletics, who also got an RBI from Coco Crisp and Lowrie, lost for the fourth time in six tries.

04/26 22:39:44 ET