|Sep. 14 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET22:29 GMT6:29 CST3:29 PM MST5:29 PM EST5:59 PM VEN2:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Altuve continued his outstanding September by going 2 for 4 with his fifth home run and three RBIs as Houston beat the Angels 9-7 on Friday.
Analysis: Altuve is hitting .418 with six doubles and 10 RBIs since Sept. 1.
|Sep. 11 11:31 AM PT12:31 PM MT1:31 PM CT2:31 PM ET14:31 ET18:31 GMT2:31 CST11:31 AM MST1:31 PM EST2:01 PM VEN22:31 UAE1:31 PM CT-Altuve had three of Houston's 17 hits and three RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Altuve leads the majors with 21 hits in September.
|Sep. 10 12:22 PM PT1:22 PM MT2:22 PM CT3:22 PM ET15:22 ET19:22 GMT3:22 CST12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST2:52 PM VEN23:22 UAE2:22 PM CT-Altuve had three hits, including a double, as the Astros rallied for a 6-4 victory in Seattle on Monday.
Analysis: Altuve has been on a roll in September, going 18 for 40 with four doubles and four RBIs in nine games.
|Sep. 6 11:03 AM PT12:03 PM MT1:03 PM CT2:03 PM ET14:03 ET18:03 GMT2:03 CST11:03 AM MST1:03 PM EST1:33 PM VEN22:03 UAE1:03 PM CT-Altuve had two hits and drove in a run as the Houston Astros beat Oakland 3-2 on Thursday night to knock the Athletics out of first place in the AL West.
Analysis: He is 11 for 22 in September.
|Sep. 3 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET17:53 ET21:53 GMT5:53 CST2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST5:23 PM VEN1:53 UAE (+1)4:53 PM CT-Altuve appears to be hot, finishing with four hits in a 10-6 loss to Minnesota on Monday.
Analysis: Altuve is 7 for 9 with three runs scored over his last two games.
|Aug. 1 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 CST12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE2:32 PM CT-Altuve had two hits and scored twice in Wednesday's 11-0 wipeout of the O's.
Analysis: Altuve is 4 for 8 in the series entering Thursday's finale.
|July 28 10:56 PM PT11:56 PM MT12:56 AM CT1:56 AM ET1:56 ET5:56 GMT13:56 CST10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST1:26 AM VEN9:56 UAE12:56 AM CT-Altuve went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: He hadn't played since Saturday because of a left quad injury.
|July 22 8:02 AM PT9:02 AM MT10:02 AM CT11:02 AM ET11:02 ET15:02 GMT23:02 CST8:02 AM MST10:02 AM EST10:32 AM VEN19:02 UAE10:02 AM CT-Altuve had two hits in a 12-5 loss to the M's on Sunday.
Analysis: Altuve is hitting .281 for baseball's worst team.
|July 14 9:08 AM PT10:08 AM MT11:08 AM CT12:08 PM ET12:08 ET16:08 GMT0:08 CST9:08 AM MST11:08 AM EST11:38 AM VEN20:08 UAE11:08 AM CT-Altuve is guaranteed $12.5 million under his new four-year contract with the Houston Astros.
Analysis: After making $505,700 this season under a one-year contract, Altuve will receive a $750,000 signing bonus, payable within 60 days, and salaries of $1.25 million next year, $2.5 million in 2015, $3.5 million in 2016 and $4.5 million in 2017. The Astros have options at $6 million in 2018 and $6.5 million in 2019.
|July 13 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 CST9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-The low-budget Astros have made an investment in their future, signing second baseman Jose Altuve to a four-year contract through 2017. Altuve's deal with Houston covers his arbitration-eligible years and includes club options for 2018 and 2019. If the options aren't exercised, he would be eligible for free agency after the 2017 season.
Analysis: The 23-year-old was an All-Star in 2012. He is hitting .280 with 15 doubles, three homers and 28 RBIs this season.
|June 11 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Altuve had two hits and an RBI in Monday's 3-2 loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Altuve has hit safely in 11 straight.
|May 19 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 CST9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Altuve had three hits and drove in a run in the Astros' 4-2 win in 11 innings against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Analysis: Altuve, batting .342, is 21 for 57 (.368) in his last 14 games.
|May 14 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 CST9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-The Houston Astros activated Altuve from the bereavement list Saturday after he missed the previous three games while attending his grandmother's funeral in Venezuela.
Analysis: Altuve was in the lineup batting third against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is hitting .333 in 38 games with two home runs and 18 RBIs.
|May 10 1:36 PM PT2:36 PM MT3:36 PM CT4:36 PM ET16:36 ET20:36 GMT4:36 CST1:36 PM MST3:36 PM EST4:06 PM VEN0:36 UAE (+1)3:36 PM CT-Altuve had three hits in Houston's 6-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Analysis: Altuve, batting .345, is 16 for 41 (.390) over his last nine games.
|May 8 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 CST10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Altuve had another solid fantasy effort Tuesday in a 7-6 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Altuve went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs. He's the Astros' best player and a reliable fantasy performer.
|May 4 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 CST2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Altuve had three hits in Houston's 4-3 loss to Detroit on Friday night.
Analysis: Altuve, batting a team-best .333, is 9 for 25 (.360) in his last five games.
|May 1 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 CST10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Altuve went 2 for 5 and drove in two runs in Houston's 7-4 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Analysis: Altuve has five RBIs over his last five games, tying him with Chris Carter to lead the Astros.
|Apr. 27 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 CST12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Altuve drove in two runs for the Astros in Friday's 7-3 loss to Boston.
Analysis: Altuve is batting .348.
|Apr. 18 4:49 PM PT5:49 PM MT6:49 PM CT7:49 PM ET19:49 ET23:49 GMT7:49 CST4:49 PM MST6:49 PM EST7:19 PM VEN3:49 UAE (+1)6:49 PM CT-Altuve had three hits in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to Oakland.
Analysis: Altuve increased his BA to .365.
|Apr. 13 2:54 PM PT3:54 PM MT4:54 PM CT5:54 PM ET17:54 ET21:54 GMT5:54 CST2:54 PM MST4:54 PM EST5:24 PM VEN1:54 UAE (+1)4:54 PM CT-Altuve had three hits in Friday's 5-0 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Altuve is 8 for 16 in the last three games.
|Apr. 10 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 CST1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-Altuve drove in four runs and hit one of Houston's five homers, and the Astros broke out of their slump with a 16-9 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Altuve is hitting .353 on the young season.
|Apr. 1 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 CST6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-Altuve had two hits Sunday in an 8-2 rout of the Rangers.
Analysis: Altuve was solid as a .290 hitter in 2012 so he could fare OK while adjusting to AL baseball.
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Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
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Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
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