Astros' Jose Altuve records club record 10 consecutive hits

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/8996/" data-ylk="slk:Jose Altuve">Jose Altuve</a> recorded 10 hits in 10 consecutive at bats for the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/teams/hou" data-ylk="slk:Houston Astros">Houston Astros</a> this weekend, setting a club record. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Jose Altuve recorded 10 hits in 10 consecutive at bats for the Houston Astros this weekend, setting a club record. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was unstoppable at the plate this weekend — and he’s got his name in the record book to prove it.

Altuve recorded a hit in 10 straight plate appearances for the Astros this weekend against the Indians, setting a new club record. His mark, only the sixth ever in MLB history, was just two shy of the American League record, too, set by Walt Dropo in 1952.

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Altuve’s stretch was broken on Sunday in the top of the ninth inning when he lined out to centerfield.

His stretch of hits included six RBI, three doubles, a triple and a home run.

Altuve is hitting .332/.378/.459 already this season with 28 RBI and 31 runs in his 239 plate appearances.

Altuve’s hitting, though, wasn’t enough. The Astros fell to the Indians 10-9 in 14 innings on Sunday, their second straight loss, despite holding a five-run lead in the ninth inning in Cleveland.

After sitting idle for three innings, and then each team picking up a run in the 13th inning, Greg Allen hit a walk-off home run in the 14th inning to give the Indians the win.

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