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Astros 7, A's 6: El Oso Blanco esta en fuego

Gattis' two-run double lifts Astros to the ninth-inning win.

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Does anyone else get the sense that this Astros team could be getting really dangerous? The bats are finally coming around.

For instance, Colby Rasmus has hit .270/.360/.500 in the past seven days. George Springer has hit .280/.345/.520 over that time. Jose Altuve's hit .357/.400/.500. Jed Lowrie's hit .444/.583/.556. Chris Carter's even hit .250/.400/.400

We left off Evan Gattis, who's just had a bad year. Yet, he's gone 4-for-9 in his last two games, smoking Oakland on Sunday for four RBIs. His biggest hit came in the ninth inning, when a double scored two and gave Houston a 7-6 lead.

The run explosion supported another iffy start from Asher Wojciechowski, who failed to get out of the fourth inning again. Samuel Deduno supported him and the bullpen locked things down to get the save.

But, it's the bats that continue to come around. Four different Astros had two hits on Sunday. In Jake Marisnick's return to the lineup, he hammered a two-run home run, going 2-for-4 with three runs scored. He also joined Jose Altuve with two stolen bases.

The Astros starting rotation has been very good this year, but the offense has been scuffling. If some of those dormant bats come alive, look out.

With the victory, Houston swept Oakland for the first time in franchise history. They also maintained a two-game lead in the AL West, the latest they've held a division lead since 2001.

What did you think? Glad to see the Astros win one late? Glad to see Marisnick back? Excited by the heat coming off those bats?