Gurriel is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles but will man third base and bat cleanup in Game 2, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gurriel sat out Friday's series opener and will receive another breather during the afternoon outing Saturday. Across 21 games this month, he's hitting a robust .361/.386/.590 with five home runs and 21 RBI.
Gurriel is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles. Gurriel was expected to sit out Thursday, but that game ended up getting postponed. He'll sit Friday instead, with Tyler White at first base and Brian McCann serving as the designated hitter.
Gurriel is not in the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Gurriel is in the midst of a 12-game hit streak, slashing .429/.451/.673 with three homers and 15 RBI over that stretch, but he'll head to the bench for Thursday's series opener as the Astros rest some starters with a division title already wrapped up. Tyler White is starting at first base and hitting fifth in this one, with Brian McCann serving as the DH.
Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-5 win over the Angels. Gurriel extended his hitting streak to eight games, including three straight multi-hit efforts, and is enjoying Houston's final homestand of the season. He's gone 14-for-32 (.438) with two home runs, three doubles and 12 RBI during his eight-game streak, all of it occurring at Minute Maid Park.
Gurriel went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a single and seven RBI in Friday's 11-3 victory over the Angels. Gurriel knocked in the first seven runs of the night for the Astros by connecting on a grand slam in the first inning, a two-run shot in the third and a RBI single in the fifth. He has now collected at least one hit in 15 of his last 17 starts, and he owns a .283 batting average with 12 home runs and 81 RBI on the season.