Athletics

Pinder's clutch homer helps A's infield make playoff history

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And then it was tied -- again. Seriously, if you’re not doing anything right now, you need to be watching the A’s-Houston Astros game. 

With the A's trailing 7-4 in the top of the seventh inning, infielder Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer to tie the game at 7 in Game 3 of the AL Division Series on Wednesday.

Yes, that means runners were on base -- a much-needed sight after the A's hit four solo homers earlier in the day.

His home run, along with shots earlier in the game from Matt Olson, Tommy La Stella and Marcus Semien, gave the A's the first full infield in MLB history to each hit a home run during a single playoff game, according to Ryan Spaeder.

Teams have had three infielders homer before in a single postseason game including last season on Oct. 7 when the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Astros, 10-3. Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames each had homers in that game. 

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Dodger Stadium plays well for hitters, but even so, this feat never happened before. Until now. 

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