Braun raised his batting average from .800 to .875 with the hits and now has seven hits in his first eight Cactus League at-bats. He has also walked twice, giving him a .900 on-base percentage.
Braun lined a single to right center in the first before taking an 0-2 change-up from Oakland starter Jarrod Parker down the left-field line. Parker allowed only two hits in 3 1/3 innings both to Braun. Both of Braun's home runs this spring have come against the A's.
Michael Taylor had a home run and a double, scoring both runs for the A's. He now has five hits in the last two days.
Atlanta Braves' Game 2 starter Max Fried says he's 'not against' pitching Game 5 on short rest
Atlanta's Game 2 starter said, "We'll see how I feel over the next couple days," as the Braves look at pitching solutions in the wake of Charlie Morton's broken leg.
Jose Altuve breaks out to help Houston Astros tie up World Series against Atlanta Braves
Jose Altuve scored the first run of the night, then tallied the final one on a home run that moved him into a tie for second in postseason homers, as the Astros evened the World Series against the Braves.
How the Astros were able to rebound in Game 2
Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian detail how Jose Urquidy, Jose Altuve and the Astros were able to get the win in Game 2.
Astros bounce back with Game 2 win to even series
The Astros score four in the second, and Jose Altuve adds a home run to level the series at one game apiece.
Altuve goes yard to extend Astros' lead
The Astros take a 7-2 lead over the Braves in the seventh inning after Jose Altuve delivers a towering home run to left field.
World Series Game 1 viewership up 17.5% over last year's low
Atlanta's 6-2 victory over Houston in Game 1 of the World Series drew an average of 10,811,000 viewers, up 17.5% from last year's record low.