series win over Houston.
Game 1 : Houston 3-1 - Astro ace Clayton Kershaw pitched 8 scoreless innings and Freddie Freeman smacked a 2-run HR. Astro closer Ryan Madson walked in a run in the bottom of the 9th but managed to escape with the save.
Game 2 : Oakland 3-1 - Oakland scored 2 runs in the 7th to win it.
Game 3 : Oakland 7-3 - The game was tied 2-2 going into the 9th when each team scored a run to send the game into extra innings. The A's scored 4 in the 10th to win it, with Austin Jackson's 2 run pinch hit single the winner. A's OF Bryan Petersen went 5-6 while Astros iron gloved 3B Mark Reynolds put on an clinic on how not to play 3B.
Game 4 : Oakland 5-3 - The A's were leading 2-0 after 5 and scored 3 in the 8th to take a seemingly safe 5-0 lead but the Astros scored 1 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th before A's reliever Casey Janssen managed to finish it out. Astros OF Josh Hamilton went 4-5. Astros infielders Freddie Freeman and Ian Desmond committed costly errors that led to 3 Oakland runs.
Game 5 : Oakland 2-1 - The A's scored a run in the top of the 9th to break a 1-1 tie and clinch the series. With 2 outs and no one on Aramis Ramirez doubled, Todd Helton then singled home pinch runner Bryan Petersen.