An Astros fan gave her Evan Gattis bobblehead a kiss for luck and it worked out really, really well
Astros fan kisses bobblehead, summons go-ahead HR
It was Evan Gattis bobblehead night at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, and at first, everything seemed like it was going well. Fans got souvenirs and the Astros jumped to an early lead over the A's, plating three runs in the first inning. But by the fourth, the score was all knotted up, and at the end of the fifth, the A's led 6-3.
Houston managed to pick up two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, but still trailed, 6-5. Enter lifelong Astros fan Adela Capuchino. She was at the park celebrating her 45th wedding anniversary, but she wanted to celebrate a win, too. Thankfully, she realized that the power to start a rally was with her the whole time -- or at least since she walked through the gate.
Capuchino kissed her new Gattis bobblehead, and on the very next pitch, its real-life counterpart hit a three-run, go-ahead homer:
Houston would go on to win, 10-6. But before that happened, sideline reporter Julia Morales caught up with her to ask her how she felt about being the Astros' lucky charm:
Capuchino told Morales she doesn't have any special magical powers, but there's really only one way to find out:
Good idea, Jennifer. Home runs for everyone!
Additional reporting by Ryan Gonzalez, MLB.com / Real-Time Correspondent.