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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.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Cabrera.294
HR: T. Frazier23
RBI: T. Frazier51
SB: A. Eaton8
W: C. Sale13
ERA: C. Sale2.79
Saves: D. Robertson21
K: C. Sale109
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 4830.615-
Kansas City 4236.5386
Detroit 4138.5197.5
Chi White Sox 4039.5068.5
Minnesota 2553.32123
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .249 (18)
Runs: 331 (21)
Hits: 668 (19)
Home Runs: 82 (21)
Stolen Bases: 36 (16)
OBP: .315 (20)
SLG: .401 (22)
Total Bases: 1077 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.02 (12)
Runs Allowed: 340 (11)
Saves: 24 (6)
Strikeouts: 622 (16)
OpBA: .261 (18)
OBP: .332 (18)
SLG: .406 (10)
Run Support: 4.20 (23)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/1 M. Davidson Placed on 15-Day DL (Fractured right foot)
7/1 D. Muno Signed to a Minor League Contract
7/1 C. Sánchez Called Up from Minors
6/30 T. Campana Signed to a Minor League Contract
6/30 M. Davidson Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/21 Z. Putnam Ulnar neuritis, right elbow (on 15-day DL)
6/10 A. Jackson Left knee meniscus tear (on 15-day DL)
6/9 J. Morneau Recovery from left elbow surgery (on 15-day DL)
6/7 C. Rodon Neck discomfort (day-to-day)
5/2 J. Petricka Right hip impingement (on 15-day DL)
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