Altuve fastest in Astros history to 800 hits

Altuve fastest in Astros history to 800 hits

ANAHEIM -- All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve became the fastest Astros player to reach 800 hits with a first-inning double Friday in a 3-2 loss to the Angels.

Altuve's double in the first inning off Jered Weaver came in his 647th career game, besting the 707 games it took Cesar Cedeno to reach 800. Jeff Bagwell needed 708 games to reach 800 hits.

Altuve entered the series against the Angels leading the American League with 169 hits after setting a club record and leading the Majors last year with 225. He has reached base safely in 33 of his last 37 games, including a career-long on-base streak of 29 games in a row (Aug. 1-Sept. 1).

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