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Cespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7

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Posted: Jul 23, 2014 11:40 PM

Updated: Jul 23, 2014 11:40 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.

The two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion hit a three-run drive in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth off Brad Peacock (3-7) for his 15th and 16th homers this season. Cespedes snapped a 25-game skid matching his career high since his last long ball June 19 against Boston.

Cespedes was replaced in left field with the A's leading 8-1 in the seventh. But the Astros almost pulled off an improbable comeback, scoring five runs in the eighth before the back of Oakland's bullpen shut them down.

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