Gattis, Gomez, Correa help Astros sweep Athletics 5-2
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Daniel Coulombe, right, walks to the mound as Houston Astros' Evan Gattis, left, rounds the bases after hitting a baseball game-tying solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
HOUSTON (AP) Evan Gattis homered for the third straight game, Carlos Gomez connected for the first time this season and Carlos Correa delivered a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, helping the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
The Astros have won eight of nine.
Lance McCullers (3-1) allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out nine in seven innings to win his third straight decision. Will Harris threw a perfect ninth for his first save, a day after closer Luke Gregerson blew his second straight save chance.
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It was 2-all in the seventh when George Springer walked and moved up on an errant pickoff throw by Ryan Dull (1-1). Correa, who drove in the game-winning run in the 12th Saturday, grounded a double to left with two outs.