A’s hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

(AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, “Coors Field tonight, huh?” Oakland’s manager joked.

It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out.

Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to lead theAthletics past the Houston Astros in a 7-6 home run derby of sorts Thursday night.

The teams combined for a Coliseum record 10 home runs, five by each team. Four players hit two home runs: Chapman and teammate Matt Olson along with Houston’s Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa. Since 1908, it marked the fifth time in major league history four players hit at least two home runs, with Minnesota and Baltimore also doing so on April 20 this year.

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