WATCH: Matt Chapman and Khris Davis both take Justin Verlander deep in first inning

By Jesse Reed

Somehow, the Oakland Athletics have tied up the Houston Astros, and on Sunday they have a chance to take the American League West lead going up against Justin Verlander.

Let’s just say, the unbelievable hot streak this team is on right now did not hit a cold front. In the first inning, Matt Chapman and Khris Davis both hit solo shots to give the A’s a 2-0 lead.

The A’s have the one of the most potent lineups in the league right now, and they showed off their stuff in a huge way to get this pivotal game started with a bang.