The numbers behind this incredible stretch of baseball from the A's

NBC Sports Bay Area staff
NBC Sports BayArea

If you haven't noticed that the A's are the hottest team in baseball, you're probably living on Mars.

On Thursday, they rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat the Astros, taking three of four from the defending World Series champs.

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The A's currently sit at 53-41 as they get set to face the Giants in the first three games of the Bay Bridge Series this weekend in San Francisco. They trail the Astros by 8 games in the AL West and trail the Mariners by 5.5 games for the second AL Wild Card spot.

They own a better record than the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians (50-41 entering Thursday). They own the seventh best record in all of baseball.

Since June 16th, the A's are an MLB-best 19-5.

Over their last eight series, the A's are 7-0-1.

The A's are playing well away from the Coliseum as well. With a 29-20 record, they have the third-most wins away from home among all teams in baseball behind the Red Sox (34-17) and the Astros (32-14).

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