Gurriel went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored Tuesday against Boston. Gurriel closed a nine-run second inning for the Astros with his third homer of the season. Though his power output has been modest to begin the campaign, Gurriel has hit all three of his home runs in his last five starts, also chipping in seven RBI and six runs scored while hitting .500. That has improved his line to .248/.287/.430 across 129 plate appearances.
Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Nationals. Gurriel took Patrick Corbin yard in the sixth inning to record his second home run of the season. After failing to go deep across his first 26 starts, Gurriel has homered twice in his last three games while also recording two doubles. He's hitting .248/.292/.416 across 120 plate appearances on the season, and his recent surge has raised his ISO to .168.
Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 6-1 win over the Nationals. Gurriel hit a two-run shot off Josiah Gray to cap the Astros' five-run first-inning explosion. The homer was just the first of the season for Gurriel in his 28th game of the year. It hasn't been a good year thus far for the 37-year-old first baseman, who's hitting just .210/.252/.343 on the season.
Gurriel isn't starting Thursday's regularly scheduled game against the Twins, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gurriel finished Wednesday's suspended game by going 1-for-5 with a run, but he'll get a breather for the regularly scheduled matchup. Niko Goodrum will start at first base and bat seventh.
Gurriel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gurriel is presumably sitting as a result of a planned rest day, as he had started in each of the Astros' last 10 games. Niko Goodrum will get the nod at first base in place of Gurriel, who went 6-for-37 during that 10-game stretch to drop his season average to .196.
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