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Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. The major league hits leader is just one hit shy of tying the franchise record of 210, set by Craig Biggio in 1998.
Sep 10, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve runs towards first base after hitting the ball into a fielder Measuring just five feet six inches, Houston Astros' second baseman Jose Altuve is not the most imposing figure on a baseball diamond. When standing next to players such as the 6'8 Nate Freiman of the Oakland Athletics, Altuve looks like he should be in little league instead of the big leagues.
Collin McHugh continues his run of great starts, and Altuve picks up hits 207, 208 and 209 on the way to a win in game 1 of the homestand Well we are down to the last homestand of the year, and for the first time in a while, I am not dreading and ignoring the final 2 weeks. A big part of the improvement this season is the fact that they have won 11 more games at home in 2014.
Friday afternoon the Indians still looked life a playoff contender, albeit one who needed to get on its horse and finish strong if it were to actually make the postseason. Now, little more than three days later, they look like a team that will struggle to keep itself above .500, because they can't do much right.
Astros great Craig Biggio, who set the franchise's all-time record for hits and for hits in a season, is cheering for Jose Altuve as the All-Star second baseman attempts to break Biggio's franchise single-season record for hits. Altuve, 24, entered Monday night with 206 hits, four short of the franchise record Biggio set with 210 hits in 1998.
The Astros put together a 3-3 week on the road against a couple of tough divisional opponents. A .500 week in Seattle and Anaheim has to be considered a success - especially the way those two clubs have been playing lately.
He's almost guaranteed to break it some time during the Astros' seven-game homestand, the last of the season, which begins Monday. The Astros play their final six games on the road against the Rangers and the Mets.
The Angels and the Astros meet on Sunday in a matchup of two southpaws hoping to finish solid 2014 campaigns strongly. Both Dallas Keuchel and Hector Santiago are in the midst of breakout seasons.
When the Houston Astros hosted the Los Angeles Angels for a two-game set a couple of weeks ago, they took both games from the AL West leaders to end their six-game winning streak. Since then, the Angels have won 10 straight - one away from their 1964 franchise record.
Angels 11, Astros 3: Kole Calhoun collected three hits, three runs scored and two RBIs as host Los Angeles plated seven in the fifth inning to extend its season-high winning streak to nine games. David Freese belted a two-run homer, Mike Trout ripped an RBI triple and double and Howie Kendrick also plated a pair as the Angels moved 11 games ahead of second-place Oakland in the American League West with 15 to play.
Houston Top 1st - UMPIRES: Home,Pat Hoberg; First, Scott Barry; Second, Mark Carlson; Third, Jeff Nelson; - Robbie Grossman struck out looking. None on with one out and Jose Altuve due up.
When they left Anaheim for a 10-game, four-city road trip, it seemed like things couldn't get better for the Angels. They had just finished a four-game sweep of Oakland and led the American League West by five games.
Logan Morrison could feel it on the bench after his solo home run tied the game in the eighth inning. "I think that was one of the biggest home runs I've ever had in my career," Morrison said, "and you could definitely feel the bench be like, 'OK, here we go again.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:58 am
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