|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||6/9/1984|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 190 lbs|
|From||Sancti Spiritus, CUB|
Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
Gurriel accounted for the first Astros run of the game when he doubled and scored in the fourth inning. The three-hit game was his third in a torrid July in which he has batted .426 (20-for-47) with eight homers and 18 runs batted in.
Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and RBI single in a 12-4 victory against the Rangers on Sunday.
The 35-year-old is on one tremendous power surge, as he already has eight homers in nine games this month. Dating back to June 23, Gurriel has 11 long balls in his last 15 contests. That's more than made up for his slow start in the home run department. Gurriel is hitting .281 with 16 home runs, 55 RBI, 52 runs and three steals in 345 at-bats this season.
Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a second run scored in Friday's 9-8 loss to the Rangers.
The All-Star break apparently did little to cool down Gurriel. After going 0-for-4 on Thursday, the 35-year-old bounced back with his seventh long ball in seven July games. Gurriel is now slashing .277/.313/.485 with 15 homers and 52 RBI on the year.
Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, three runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 11-10 win over the Angels.
Gurriel's sixth-inning grand slam tied the high-scoring affair at 8-8. His hitting streak has now hit 11 games, bringing his season slash line to .277/.314/.482 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI.
Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Angels.
The 35-year-old Cuban is one of the hottest hitters in baseball heading into the All-Star break. Over the course of a nine-game hitting streak, Gurriel is slashing .405/.436/1.054 with seven homers and 13 RBI -- accounting for more than half of his 12 long balls on the season.