The Astros lost a 4-1 lead in the ninth, then lost the game too, 7-4, to the A's on Tuesday night. Oakland scored six runs in the ninth on their way to the comeback win.
On Tuesday, George Springer was able to take part in batting practice on the field for the first time since landing on the disabled list with a strained left quad.
The sample size is getting to the point where Chris Carter cannot be ignored. In fact, the Astros' slugger is making a serious run to be July's American League Player of the Month.
When former Chicago Cubs teammates Jeff Samardzija and Scott Feldman faced off last week, the Oakland Athletics handed the Houston Astros their most lopsided loss of the season.