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Altuve extends on-base streak to 30 games

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve extended his career-long on-base streak to 30 consecutive games with a third-inning single in Monday's series opener at Angel Stadium. He's the first Astros player to reach in 30 consecutive games since Willy Taveras a decade ago.
2 hours ago

Altuve closes in on All-Star Game start

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is closing in on his second consecutive start at second base for the American League in next month's All-Star Game, leading the voting at the position by nearly 1 million more than Robinson Cano of the Mariners in balloting totals released Monday
6 hours ago

DraftKings: Jose Altuve, Jake Arrieta Star In Tom Caron’s Fantasy Lineup

There’s pretty much nothing Jose Altuve can’t do right now, and that’s why NESN’s Tom Caron has the Houston Astros second baseman in his DraftKings daily fantasy lineup. Altuve has the best average in the American League at .347 and trails only Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts for the most hits in Major League Baseball at 103. Not to mention, Altuve will face Los...
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Altuve isn't buying the hype for AL MVP race

Nearing the midpoint of the regular season, the Astros are back in the postseason picture, thanks in large part to dynamic second baseman Jose Altuve.
1 day ago

Wheels come off for Altuve, falls shy of cycle

There was no doubt. Jose Altuve was going for a triple. That's all that stood between him and the cycle when he came to bat in the sixth inning in the Astros' 13-5 win on Saturday night.
2 days ago

Altuve gets 4 hits; Astros top Royals 13-5, win 7th straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jose Altuve went 4 for 5, including a home run and two doubles, and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to seven with a 13-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Altuve drove in three runs and scored three runs. He is hitting .417 with a .484 on-base percentage while reaching base in 27 consecutive games, the longest active...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A triple short of the cycle, Jose Altuve falls rounding second base (VIDEO)

No Houston Astro has completed the cycle since 2013. Jose Altuve was on his way to accomplishing the feat Saturday night in Kansas City. Through five innings, he had already racked up a single, a double, and a three-run homer. In the sixth, he laced a ball into the right-center field gap. The speedy All-Star raced past first — headed for a sure-fire triple. Then, as he approached...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve, Gonzalez help Astros past Angels 3-2

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve homered and Marwin Gonzalez's tiebreaking RBI triple in the eighth inning helped the Houston Astros to their fifth straight win, a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. George Springer singled with one out before Gonzalez hit a towering fly ball just to the right of straightaway center field off Matt Shoemaker (3-8). Shane Robinson sprinted...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most Bizarre Jose Altuve Stat

Jose Altuve has 18 steals in 19 attempts this season. No, that’s not the bizarre stat. That’s just an impressive stat. Jose Altuve is an excellent base-stealer! Among the 71 players with at least five steal attempts this year, Altuve’s success rate ranks third. Since he began receiving regular playing time in 2012, no one’s stolen more bases. He’s fast, he steals plenty...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Scared Them Away

It was a strange start to the season, you’ll remember. Even though the Astros, as a whole, were completely disappointing, Jose Altuve came out absolutely on fire. He put up numbers you’d expect from some elite-level slugger, and on May 5, he bashed his ninth home run. That put him on pace for something like 50, and though Altuve was never going to get all the way to 50, he was...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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