Houston Astros Overview

Jose Altuve finished the season strong, leading the AL in batting average (.357) and the Majors in hits (41) in September. These 41 hits were the 3rd highest total for the month in franchise history. Altuve had four, three-hit games and one, four-hit game in September as well.

In October, the Astros made some changes to the coaching staff. Brent Strom as pitching coach, Pat Listach as first base coach, Craig Bjornson as bullpen coach and Ralph Dickenson as assistant hitting coach. Dave Trembley is returning as the club’s new bench coach. Eduardo Perez is also returning as the new third base coach, and Dan Radison has been named a special assignment coach.

From May 29-June 3, the Astros were 6-0 on a six-game road trip. This trip marked the first time an Astros club had gone 6-0 or better on a road trip since going 7-0, Sept. 3-9, 1999. The Astros 6-game road win streak was their longest since winning six straight, July 18-22, 2005. Overall, a successful journey for the Astros.

-Maggie Munley

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