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HOUSTON -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch discussing his near-decision to rest second baseman Jose Altuve on Wednesday made for an amusing anecdote in the aftermath of another Houston victory over the Angels and yet another scorching performance from the red-hot Altuve at the plate.

With the Astros (42-37) set to host the White Sox (40-39) and kick off a 10-game homestand that will close the unofficial first half of the season, they come equipped with arguably the hottest hitter in the American League. Altuve finished 4-for-5 and a home run short of the cycle in the series finale against the Angels, the second time during the Astros' six-game roadie that he finished just shy of a cycle.

Altuve posted a .420/.492/.620 slash line over 26 games in June and served as the key cog fueling the Astros' 18-8 record. Altuve has played in every game this season and carried a 32-game on-base streak into July. Although the Rangers maintain an 8 1/2-game lead in the AL West, the Astros have roared back into wild card contention with their upcoming stretch at Minute Maid Park -- where they've won 12 of 14 games -- looming large as a jumping off point for the second half.

AVG: J. Altuve.357
HR: G. Springer17
RBI: C. Correa49
SB: J. Altuve21
W: D. Fister8
ERA: D. Fister3.36
Saves: L. Gregerson13
K: D. Keuchel93
AL West
Texas 5129.638-
Houston 4237.5328.5
Seattle 4039.50610.5
Oakland 3544.44315.5
LA Angels 3247.40518.5
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .246 (21)
Runs: 358 (15)
Hits: 668 (20)
Home Runs: 100 (10)
Stolen Bases: 63 (3)
OBP: .329 (10)
SLG: .419 (14)
Total Bases: 1135 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.91 (8)
Runs Allowed: 333 (8)
Saves: 23 (10)
Strikeouts: 652 (13)
OpBA: .260 (17)
OBP: .314 (10)
SLG: .423 (16)
Run Support: 4.46 (15)
Date Player Transactions
6/25 A. Reed Purchased From Minors
6/24 T. Kemp Sent to Minors
6/17 L. Gregerson Reinstated from Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
6/17 T. White Sent to Minors
6/14 L. Gregerson Placed on Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
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Date Player Status
5/16 C. Gómez off 15-day DL
3/29 M. Stassi off 15-day DL
3/25 E. Gattis off 15-day DL
3/25 L. McCullers off 15-day DL
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