Behind a walkoff blast from Davis in the 10th, the Athletics marched one game closer to the playoffs.
The Athletics continued their tailspin Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum, falling a fourth time in five games.
None of the AL’s current postseason contenders want to look across the field in October and see these Athletics staring back at them.
For the second day in a row, the Athletics jumped out to an early lead via the long ball, but they weren’t able to hold the lead.
Sunday though, the Houston ace wasn’t impermeable, serving up three homers, including two by Khris Davis, in the first three innings.
The A’s (67-47) proved Tuesday that they are susceptible to struggle in games that feature small-ball.
When Oakland can get the ball to the back end of its bullpen, it is as tough to beat as anyone.
The Nationals proved to be too much as they snuck past the A’s late, claiming an 11-10 series clincher.