Olson's massive HR puts pressure on Astros

August 29th, 2018

HOUSTON -- Seeking a bounce-back performance following Monday's series-opening loss to the Astros, the A's were aided by a three-run homer off the bat of in the third inning of Tuesday night's eventual 4-3 victory at Minute Maid Park.

Olson's 24th blast of the season, coming on an 0-1 curveball from right-hander Charlie Morton, gave the A's a 3-1 lead behind .

Morton recorded two quick outs to begin the third, before walking on seven pitches -- the A's second baseman also drew a nine-pitch walk in the first -- and hitting with a pitch.

The A's used the long ball to jump out to an early four-run lead Monday, before they yielded 11 unanswered runs.