Gattis hits go-ahead HR, Astros beat A's 10-6 to stop slide

Sep 20, 2015 12:38 AM by Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer to put Houston ahead in the seventh inning, and the Astros rallied past the Oakland Athletics 10-6 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Houston leads the race for the second AL wild card by 1 1/2 games over the Los Angeles Angels, who swept a doubleheader at Minnesota. The Astros began the night 2 1/2 games behind first-place Texas in the AL West.

With the Astros trailing by a run in the seventh, Gattis hammered a pitch from reliever Fernando Rodriguez to right field, giving Houston the lead for good and sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Mark Stassi added a solo shot and Jake Marisnick scored on a sacrifice fly in the eighth for Houston.

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