(AP) -- The Houston Astros have been waiting for things to fall in place behind leadoff hitter Jose Altuve. If Wednesday's rare victory was any indication, they might be in line for their first winning streak.
After finally finding some offensive balance, the Astros look to continue putting the pieces together Friday night when they visit the Oakland Athletics to open their AL West series.
Things look solid at the top of Houston's lineup with Altuve's slash line of .330/.422/.659. The three-time All-Star has six home runs, 11 doubles, 13 RBIs and nine stolen bases to go with 20 runs scored.