Gattis, who also doubled once, did the bulk of his damage in the seventh innning when he blasted a two-run home run off of Ubaldo Jimenez to tie the game at 4, his 10th of the season.
"I like the fact that he takes a 3-0 pitch and goes to right-center, he shoots the hole in the first at-bat with a single and he hits the ball hard," manager A.J. Hinch said to MLB.com. "His numbers are going to come back to where they're supposed to be. He's a good hitter and he conducts really good at-bats and it's nice to have him warming up."
Gattis is now hitting .218 with 30 RBI on the year.
Gattis got things going in the first inning when he ripped a triple to right field, scoring two runs, his second of the season. Then in the sixth, Gattis blasted a solo shot off of Anibal Sanchez to left center field, his ninth of the season.
Gattis, who also drew one walk, is now hitting .201 with 28 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.
Pitching with a 5-0 lead, Price was throwing shutout ball until the top of the seventh. He allowed an RBI triple to
"I kind of made some adjustments throughout the week, and that's the best I've felt on the mound regardless of results," said Price, per MLive.com
"I don't care about the strikeouts. I don't care about the runs there in the seventh inning. That's the best I've felt, that's the best I've thrown the baseball this year."
That makes back-to-back quality outings for Price, who lowered his ERA to 3.32. He's scheduled to toe the rubber next on Tuesday in Oakland.
"He did an excellent job, really," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He commanded the fastball to both sides of he plate, used his curveballs, change up, cutter very effectively. I just think it was a case where they strung some hits together and scored a few runs. It was still an excellent outing for him."
"It's good to be hitting the ball again, and it's good that actions speak louder than anything that anybody said that's running me out there," Gattis said of the Astros' faith in him, per MLB.com. "I'm grateful for that."
Home runs aside, Gattis has really struggled at the plate this season. He's now hitting a dismal .196 and carries a poor .213 on-base percentage.
"I think our offense is competent enough to know if we can hang in there long enough, somebody is going to do something, and then once somebody does that one thing, it seems to propel everybody else to have good at-bats and continue some innings," manager A.J. Hinch said.
Gattis did his damage in the third inning when he crushed a Marco Estrada pitch over the left center field wall for a two-run shot, his seventh of the season.
Gattis is now hitting .194 with 20 RBI in 124 at-bats this season.
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