Tucker hits 3 home runs as the Astros beat the A’s

Kyle Tucker homered three times in a game for the first time in his career and added four RBIs as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 6-4 on Friday night.

Tucker, who entered the game with a .351 average against left-handed pitching, improved on that stat early on. The 26-year-old right-hander hit a solo homer off starter JP Sears (1-7) in the first inning to stretch his hitting streak to 18 games.

In the fifth inning, he hit a two-run shot off Sears and in the seventh added a solo shot that put the ball into the right-field bleachers off Tayler Scott for 17 home runs on the year.

It was the fifth time Tucker has hit the most home runs in a game, including the playoffs. Alex Bregman added to Houston’s cause with another home run.

Framber Valdez (8-6), who left his previous start with a left calf cramp, had a lopsided five innings but beat Oakland for the third time this season. He allowed six hits and four runs, in a feat that included four strikeouts and two walks.

For the Astros, the Honduran Mauricio Dubón 5-0. The Dominican Jeremy Peña 4-2 with two runs scored. Cuban José Abreu 4-1. Puerto Rican Martín Maldonado 4-0.

For the Athletics, Colombian Jordan Díaz 3-1 with two RBIs. Cuban Aledmys Díaz 2-0 with an RBI.

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