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.
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).
* MLB-best 19-5 (.792) since June 16, including 13-4 on the road.
* Oakland is 7-0-1 in their last 8 series.
*Oakland is 48-31 (.608) since April 15, 5th-best record in Majors in that span.
*Oakland is 5-2 so far on this trip and 21-8 on road since May 14.
— AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR) July 12, 2018