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Astros' Jose Altuve: Registers 14th steal
Altuve went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Friday's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks.
Altuve's steal was his first since Aug. 20, and his 14th of the season in 16 tries. He's not been lacking for opportunities on the basepaths lately -- he's hit .377 (20-for-53) with four walks over his last 12 games. The second baseman is at a .315/.398/.531 slash line with 17 home runs, 51 RBI and 75 runs scored through 88 contests.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Tallies three hits
Altuve went 3-for-5 with one RBI in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Mariners.
Altuve was productive from atop the order, but the Astros couldn't get him home. This was his seventh multi-hit effort in his last 10 games, and he's hitting .386 (17-for-44) in that span. The second baseman is up to a .315/.399/.534 slash line with 17 home runs, 51 RBI, 75 runs scored and 13 stolen bases over 86 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Smacks 16th home run
Altuve went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Padres.
Altuve made headlines with five home runs combined between Sept. 4 and 5, and he continued his power production Sunday by belting his sixteenth long ball of the season. He has hit extremely well overall since returning from an oblique injury July 26, maintaining a .348 batting average with 10 homers, 24 RBI, 41 runs scored and eight stolen bases across 40 games. Altuve has run into some bad injury luck on the campaign, but he's been an exceptional producer across the board when on the field.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: On historic tear
Altuve went 3-for-5 with three solo home runs in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
After hitting two home runs in the series opener, Altuve collected three more long balls against the Rangers on Tuesday. The second baseman notched a homer in each of the first three innings, two off Nathan Eovaldi and one off Dane Dunning. Per MLB on FOX, Altuve became the fourth player in MLB history to hit three home runs in the first three innings of a game, while the outing also marked Altuve's first career regular-season three-homer performance.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Four hits, two homers in win
Altuve went 4-for-6 with a pair of solo homers in Monday's win over the Rangers.
Altuve put Houston ahead 5-4 in the sixth inning, blasting a 429-foot homer off Glenn Otto, before capping the scoring with his second longball off Martin Perez in the ninth. Altuve's huge day snapped a brief slump -- he'd gone just 1-for-15 in his previous four games. Overall, he's batting .316 with a .920 OPS, 12 homers, 60 runs scored, 36 RBI and 13 steals across 303 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Back in action Sunday
Altuve (leg) is starting at second base and batting leadoff Sunday against the Yankees, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Altuve sat out Saturday after leaving Friday's contest with a bruised leg from a hit-by-pitch, but his absence will be limited to one game. The veteran second baseman has been on a tear since the start of August and has a .351/.426/.518 slash line with eight doubles, three homers, six steals, 14 RBI and 27 runs in 28 contests.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Out Saturday with bruised leg
Altuve (left leg contusion) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Yankees.
Altuve exited Friday's game with a bruise after fouling a ball off his left leg/shin. Manager Dusty Baker said Altuve is still sore Saturday and is not moving around well, per Chandler Rome of The Athletic. Mauricio Dubon will start at second base and lead off.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Exits early with shin injury
Altuve exited Friday's 6-2 loss to the Yankees early with a left leg contusion, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.
Altuve fouled a ball off his left leg and subsequently exited the contest in the next half inning. It's unclear how significant an injury he sustained, but he should be considered day-to-day until the Astros provide more information.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Records first cycle of career
Altuve hit for the cycle Monday, finishing 4-for-6 with a home run, a triple, a double, four RBI and four runs scored in a 13-5 win over Boston.
After recording the 2,000th hit of his career earlier this month, Altuve accomplished another milestone by becoming the first Astros player in 10 years to hit for the cycle. His two-run home run in the eighth inning snapped a 16-game drought, but he remained productive amid the power outage by hitting .339 during that stretch. Since returning from the injured list July 26, Altuve has gone 46-for-121 (.380 average) and is now slashing .322/.415/.529 through 282 plate appearances on the season.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Big performance against Tigers
Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs scored Saturday against the Tigers.
Altuve has had an excellent August, as Saturday's performance marked his ninth multi-hit game in 23 appearances. That has amounted to a .370 batting average, and he's also chipped in two homers, 20 runs scored and six stolen bases in that span. Aside from thumb and oblique injuries that have limited Altuve's volume, he's had an excellent season and has maintained an OPS over .900 for the second straight campaign.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Precautionary exit
Altuve went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI on Wednesday against the Marlins.
Altuve returned to the lineup after he exited Tuesday's game following a foul ball off his knee. He was also lifted from Wednesday's game in the eighth inning due to leg soreness, though manager Dusty Baker said the removal was precautionary, per Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle. The Astros also had a significant lead in the game at the time, and they also have Thursday off to give Altuve an additional day of rest.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Back at leadoff Wednesday
Altuve (knee) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game at Miami.
Altuve made an early exit from Tuesday's tilt after fouling a ball off his left leg, but he only suffered a mild contusion and is right back in there Wednesday versus the Marlins and left-hander Jesus Luzardo. He'll play second base and bat leadoff.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Exits game early
Altuve was removed from Tuesday's game against the Marlins with an apparent injury, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Altuve fouled a ball off his shin during the first inning but stayed in the game to finish his at-bat and legged out an infield single. Mauricio Dubon entered the game in the bottom of the first inning in Altuve's place at second base. The fact Altuve was able to complete his plate appearance is a good sign that his injury isn't serious, but the Astros should offer more details in the near future.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Dealing with bruised knee
Altuve left Tuesday's game against the Marlins due to a left knee contusion, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After fouling the first pitch of Tuesday's game off his left leg, Altuve remained in the game to finish his at-bat, logged an infield single and was replaced at second base by Mauricio Dubon. X-rays on Altuve's knee came back negative, and the 33-year-old second baseman should be considered day-to-day going forward.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Three hits, steal in loss
Altuve went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a steal in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Marlins.
After his 14-game hitting streak ended Sunday, Altuve bounced back with a three-hit effort in Monday's series opener with the Marlins, his fifth multi-hit game in his last six contests. Since returning from the IL on July 26, Altuve's gone 29-for-68 (.426) with nine extra-base hits and seven stolen bases in 17 games. Overall, the 33-year-old second baseman's slashing an outstanding .323/.422/.545 with nine homers, 43 runs scored and 28 RBI across 223 plate appearances this season while going 12-for-14 in stolen base attempts.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Raps three more hits
Altuve went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs and an RBI against the Angels in an 11-3 victory Saturday.
Altuve continued to set the table from atop the order, notching his fourth straight multi-hit game. Over that span, the second baseman has gone a scorching 12-for-17 with three doubles, a homer, six RBI, seven runs and two steals. The multi-hit stretch is part of a longer 14-game hitting streak, the second-longest such active streak in the majors behind Maikel Garcia's 15-game run.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Collects four hits in loss
Altuve went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.
Altuve recorded hits in two of his first three at-bats but was left stranded on each occasion. He then added a solo homer in the top of the seventh and a double in the ninth, helping to bring the Astros back within one run of Baltimore on each occasion. With the four-hit performance the second baseman is now batting .400 (14-for-35) in August with two homers, five RBI, 10 runs scored and four stolen bases. He's also tallied at least three hits in back-to-back games.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Drives offense in Wednesday's win
Altuve went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Orioles.
The veteran second baseman extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a vintage performance that included his 11th steal of the season. Over that stretch, Altuve is slashing .378/.451/.578 with two homers, six pilfers, six RBI and 13 runs as he tries to make up for lost time -- he's missed 71 of the Astros' 115 games so far this season due primarily to thumb and oblique injuries.... See More ... See Less
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