The Astros trailed 3-0 until Michael Brantley smacked the first of his two home runs, a two-run blast in the fourth. Jose Altuve also homered and Houston's bullpen was solid after starter Zack Greinke was reached for four runs over 4 2/3 innings.
ALDS BACKGROUND AND SCHEDULE
Due to the pandemic, this series is being played at one site: Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium. And given the circumstances, each game of the series is being played in consecutive days with no breaks that would typically be used for travel.
In the regular season, Oakland claimed victory in seven of the 10 games played against Houston.
Houston moves on to the AL Championship Series to face the winner of the Yankees-Rays series at San Diego's Petco Park. The ALCS is scheduled to begin on Sunday, Oct. 11.
ASTROS IN THE 2020 POSTSEASON
- Pinder's HR helps rally A's past Astros 9-7, Astros lead ALDS 2-1
- Astros score 10 runs on hated rival Oakland to take Game 1
- Houston's Wild Card sweep of Minnesota sets up ALDS with A's
- Astros steal Game 1 of Wild Card series in Minnesota
The Associated Press contributed to this story.