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Altuve hit his first career grand slam among four hits Sunday in the Astros' 8-1 rout of the Red Sox.

The two-time All-Star leads the Major Leagues in hits (173), batting average (.339) and multi-hit games (53) and is six weeks away from becoming the Astros' first batting champion.

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Altuve had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

It was the All-Star second baseman's 51st multi-hit game of the season.

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Altuve hit his fifth home run of the season during Monday's loss to Minnesota.

Altuve had two hits in the game, including a solo shot in the first inning off Twins starter Tommy Milone. The 24-year-old isn't known for his power, but he's having the best season of his young career with a .336 batting average and 46 stolen bases, both of which lead the American League.

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Altuve went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and a stolen base in his return to the Astros' lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

The All-Star second baseman missed Saturday's game after exiting Friday's game early with neck discomfort, but was right back at the keystone Sunday in a loss against Texas.

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Altuve (neck) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

Altuve exited Friday's contest early with neck discomfort and missed Saturday as a result. He appears to have satisfied trainers to the point that he is back at second Sunday, but is hitting second in the order behind Robbie Grossman.

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Altuve (neck) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

Altuve left Friday's game with neck discomfort and was having difficulty turning his head. He was evaluated before Saturday's game, and the news must not have come back encouraging enough for Altuve to return to the lineup. Gregorio Petit will start at second and bat ninth in his place.

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The Astros will evaluate Aluve (neck) on Saturday before making a determination regarding his status, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

According to manager Bo Porter, Altuve was having difficulty turning his head upon departing Friday's game with an injury that the team referred to as neck discomfort.

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Altuve left Friday's game with neck discomfort.

The Astros did not immediately announce plans for further tests, leaving Altuve as day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against the Rangers.

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Altuve went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base Wednesday against the Phillies.

Altuve continues to pace himself in August, hitting safely all five games he's played during the month thus far. The All-Star second baseman is slashing .338/.375/.440 with four home runs, 34 RBI, 61 runs scored and 45 steals over 468 at-bats this season.

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Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

Altuve has been hitting out of his mind since the All-Star break -- which is saying something, considering he led the American League in average heading into the break -- going 18-for-42 (.429) with two homers and six runs scored. He also stole his 42nd base in the game, a good development after he'd been caught stealing in his only two attempts since the midsummer classic. The second baseman is now hitting an impressive .344/.378/.451 for the lowly Astros.