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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
43-26 7-3 L1
33-35 6-4 W2
34-38 5-5 W1
32-39 5-5 W3
23-48 2-8 L3

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .216 5 18 .634 3

Top Yuli Gurriel News

  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Snaps hitless streak

    Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a double Thursday against the Yankees.

    Gurriel entered the game having gone hitless in his last four games and 14 at-bats. However, he snapped that stretch with a leadoff double in the eighth inning before being stranded. Gurriel is striking out only 14 percent of the time across 250 plate appearances this season, but he's still been able to muster just a .216/.268/.366 slash line.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Perfect at plate Friday

    Gurriel went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Friday's victory over the White Sox.

    Gurriel picked up his solo shot in the bottom of the second inning off Lucas Giolito, then came around to score on Michael Brantley's grand slam in the sixth. The first baseman has at least one hit in seven of his last eight games. The three-hit outing raised Gurriel's batting average to .229, the highest it has been since May 22.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Smacks fourth homer

    Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Gurriel took Kolby Allard yard in the eighth inning to record his fourth homer of the season. He has one hit in six of his last seven starts, but more importantly, he has five extra-base knocks in that span. That has increased Gurriel's ISO to .147 on the campaign, in line with his mark from the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Modest hitting streak ends

    Gurriel went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Monday against the Rangers.

    Gurriel was riding a modest four-game hitting streak into Monday's game. Though he collected only one hit in each of those contests, he did record three doubles. That was a welcomed sign of increased power for Gurriel, as he has just a .350 slugging percentage across 219 plate appearances on the season.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Resting Wednesday

    Gurriel is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics.

    Gurriel will get a breather for the day game after a night game, allowing Aledmys Diaz to pick up a rare start at first base. The Astros had included Gurriel in the lineup in each of their previous 11 games, with the 37-year-old slashing .146/.186/.171 during that stretch.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Consecutive multi-hit efforts

    Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a run scored Friday against the Mariners.

    Gurriel led off the second inning with a single and came around to score. He chipped in another base knock to begin the sixth frame to turn in his second consecutive multi-hit performance. Even so, he has hit just .184 with four RBI and four runs scored across his last 10 games. Overall, Gurriel has maintained a .232/.264/.384 line across 159 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Gets breather Thursday

    Gurriel isn't starting Thursday against the Rangers.

    Gurriel has logged multi-hit performances in four of the lsat six games, and he's hit .435 with three homers, two doubles, seven RBI, six runs and a stolen base during that time. Aledmys Diaz will take his place at first base and bat cleanup Thursday.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Power surge continues

    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.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Goes yard again

    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.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Hits first homer

    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.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Not starting Thursday

    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.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Resting Sunday

    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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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Not starting Wednesday

    Gurriel isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

    Gurriel hit .333 with three doubles, four runs, three RBI and a stolen base over his last five appearances, and he'll get his first day off since April 10. J.J. Matijevic will make his first career start at first base.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Tallies rare stolen base

    Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored Monday against the Rangers.

    Gurriel helped manufacture offense for Houston in the sixth inning. He reached base with a two-out single and proceeded to steal second base before coming around to score on a Kyle Tucker single. Though Gurriel shouldn't be counted on to provide stolen bases throughout the season, he has started to heat up at the plate, collecting three doubles and three runs scored combined across his last two games.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Pair of extra-base hits

    Gurriel went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored Sunday against Toronto.

    Gurriel was hitless through his first three at-bats, but he led off both the fifth and seventh innings with a double. He also came around to score on each occasion. Though he's hitting only .213 across 48 plate appearances on the season, Gurriel has now collected at least one hit in four of his last five games.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Drives in two Friday

    Gurriel went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

    His bases-loaded dribbler the other way beat the shift with two outs in the third inning, giving the Astros a 3-0 lead they couldn't hold. Gurriel came into Friday's game with zero RBI on the season, and even after the multi-hit effort he's still slashing only .184/.205/.289 through 10 contests.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Back from paternity leave

    The Astros reinstated Gurriel (personal) from the paternity list Monday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

    Houston has yet to release its lineup for Tuesday's series opener in Arizona, but it's expected to include Gurriel, who started in last Thursday's Opening Day game against the Angels before leaving the team to witness the birth of his child. Niko Goodrum and Aledmys Diaz shared duties at first base over the three games Gurriel missed, but both are expected to move back into utility roles.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Expected back Tuesday

    Gurriel (personal) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

    Gurriel was placed on the paternity list Friday, and he missed the remainder of the team's opening series against the Angels as a result. Given that the team is off Monday, he is in line to return to the lineup at the next opportunity. Gurriel should start at first base while hitting fifth in the order.

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  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Placed on paternity list

    Gurriel was placed on the paternity list Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in Thursday's Opening Day win over the Angels, but he'll be away from the team for 1-3 days following the birth of his child. Joe Perez was called up by the Astros ahead of Friday's game against the Angels, while Aledmys Diaz should see increased playing time at first base while Gurriel is unavailable.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Age: 38
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R